Mark Brady

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"Hell is not suffering; it's practice." ~ Sunryu Suzuki
 
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By Mark Brady
If you're in the teaching business, you're in the brain change business. This succinct presentation offers insights from social neuroscience that can serve as a creative, foundational understanding for teaching and learning in ways that optimize the
Subjects:
Biology, Professional Development, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Research, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.99
2 ratings
3.9
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By Mark Brady
Adverse Childhood Experiences profoundly impact learning networks in the brain. In this short account I provide a description of how abandonment and neglect operate to fragment brain architecture and make learning profoundly challenging all through
Subjects:
Health, Psychology, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mark Brady
If there's one thing poorly taught in many of the schools I've been privileged to work and consult in, it would have to be sex education. In this offering, we can take a close look at many of the spurious reasons students make up after the fact to
Subjects:
Health, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Handouts, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$2.99
1 rating
2.0
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By Mark Brady
Anger is something schools mostly don't teach students skillful ways to handle. There's a wisdom teaching that claims: "We are seldom upset for the reasons we think." In this brief Life Lesson, the experience of anger is dug up and exposed at the
Subjects:
Health, Psychology, Short Stories
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
$1.99
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By Mark Brady
Mark Brady, Ph.D. mark.brady@sofia.edu For some people using the ears only to hear seems good enough. For others, learning to develop a deep capacity to listen, to detect nuance, to catch subtlety, to discern what isn’t being said, offers a wealth
Subjects:
Psychology, Problem Solving, Coaching
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Teacher Manuals, For Principals & Administrators
$4.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mark Brady
Depending upon many factors, but especially the environments they are born and grow into, learning and modeling kindness and compassion toward others can provide benefits that can last a lifetime. In this Lifelong Lesson I explore both how kids
Subjects:
Health, Education, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Minilessons, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Mark Brady
A short, readable collection of 52 uncommon practices based on research from contemplative and affective neuroscience that you won't find in any of the current best-selling parenting books.
Subjects:
Education, Human Development
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Mini-Course, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$3.99
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By Mark Brady
In my experience there is little more important than teaching students and teachers alike how the left hemisphere of the brain works to take minimal information and make up fantastic stories in response, which more often than not are factually
Subjects:
Health, Psychology, Short Stories
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Minilessons, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
1 rating
3.8
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By Mark Brady
Much of the way we teach today is designed to get us through 70 to 80 years of life. An increasing number of credible scientists expect that lifespan number to more than double in our students' lifetimes. Unless we begin developing teaching
Subjects:
Education, Human Development, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Minilessons, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
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By Mark Brady
The brain is constantly assessing the world around us. That assessment most often takes the form of one basic question. The most skillful teachers often instinctively answer that question, "Yes." By understanding the neural needs and the roots of
Subjects:
Psychology, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Research, For Principals & Administrators
$2.99
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By Mark Brady
Love makes all the difference in learning. And what makes children feel loved is having at least one person in their lives who have made an "irrational commitment" to them. Many children are born to parents however, who have never had a parent or
Subjects:
Education, Psychology
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Minilessons, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.99
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By Mark Brady
Neurons in the brain are affected by people, places and things that kids encounter every moment of every day. Some people, places and things work like plant fertilizer and grow massive neuronal redwoods in the brain. Others work like barren soil and
Subjects:
Biology, Psychology, Public Health
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Mini-Course, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
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By Mark Brady
As teachers, we profoundly impact students' brains every day in ways large and small far beyond the instructional lessons we present in the classroom. Who we are, and how our brain and heart are organized, gets wirelessly transmitted differently to
Subjects:
Biology, Psychology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Bibliographies
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By Mark Brady
Every teacher wants to be the very best they can be. And yet, year after year students show up who we feel called to try to help, but find ourselves at a loss with. Furthermore, research shows that teachers tend to have both distorted and inflated
Subjects:
Psychology, Character Education, Vocational Education
Grades:
10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, For Principals & Administrators
FREE
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4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught in all grades; currently graduate school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hopefully.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My students earn them, which to me is itself a great honor.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

MA, MS, PhD

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the author of 8 published non-fiction books, one a best-seller in its 13th printing; I've also written three novels, the first of which won the Jack London Prize; I have over 200 skills that people have actually paid good hard money for; friends and I co-created the Children’s Grief Program at Kara, a community service agency in Palo Alto, CA. I also write the popular weekly blog, The Flowering Brain – translating social neuroscience into common sense – which I've been doing for more than five years; I firmly believe life is about who you meet and create things with. I have a B.A. degree in general psychology; a master of science degree in family systems; a master of arts in counseling psychology; and a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology (a.k.a. Woo-Woo Psychology). A friend and I also co-created the Global Online Learning Program at Sofia University where my students have won research awards from the International Listening Association, the United States Body Psychotherapy Associ- ation and the American Psychological Association Finally, I've also been a full-time professional house builder for 25 years and built or remodeled over 80 houses. I live with my wife, our dog Bodhi, and our two cats, Archie and Gracie on Whidbey Island just north of Seattle.

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