Innovations for Teaching/Strategies for Helping Students Acquire 21st Century Skills 

- Scaffolding techniques for giving students added support when they need it and learning when to give    

  them the power to learn on their own                    

- Decrease stress and increase focus for improved reading comprehension and absorbing information in the classroom  

- Focusing on the Pre-frontal Cortex and Minimizing the Impact of the Amygdala on Critical Decision Making

- Problem Solving through Parallel and Lateral Thinking

- Memory Techniques for absorbing and retaining information

- Understanding sleep and the Circadian Rhythms in Children for improving learning and grades in school

- Organizing techniques and prioritizing

- Tips for improving student engagement and promoting active participation    

- Promote flexibility in how your students demonstrate what they have learned

- Understand how to tap into the motivational reservoir that each student possesses

- Develop flexibility in your presentation style to accommodate students with diverse educational and learning b

   backgrounds

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Understanding the Brain So You Can Understand the Behavior

What's on and in Your Mind?

It's Important to Understand the Inner Workings of the Brain for Families to Get Along With Each Other

Did you ever wonder why some people are more empathetic than others? Did you ever ponder how some people are easy to get along with while others become riled very easily? This one hour program will delve into the mysteries of the brain. Understand how addictions can sneak up on us and control our behavior, discover how memories are stored and retrieved more easily when you are emotionally interested in a subject. Understand how some people have to have things go exactly their way or they become frustrated. Discover the mysteries of the traumatized brain. You will even explore what happens to our brains when we are sleeping. The brain! It's something to think about. 

Preparing Students for the Future

Twenty years ago students could become successful by just studying and passing tests. When they graduated they could either go to college or enter the work force. Those days are gone. The world is changing to quickly for students to just memorize a body of knowledge and enter the work force. Many of the jobs we are preparing students for will not exist in the next few years and the jobs that will be available do not exist today. If the jobs that will be available in the next five years do not exist today, then what are we supposed to teach our students? There are only a few ways to prepare and adapt to a future of uncertainty and no matter which you choose, students must learn how to think creatively and problem solve. They must also be able to not only memorize information from a teacher but to learn how to research and understand any topic or field of study on their own. This program includes information on creativity, problem solving and discovering how to learn and research new fields of study on your own. 

What's on and in Your Mind?

Explore the Anatomy and Pharmacology of the Brain and it's Influence on Spending, Drug Abuse and Addictive Personalities

Did you ever wonder why some people can handle money effortlessly while others are constantly in a losing battle? Did you ever wonder why some people are easily addicted to nicotine, alcohol, Oxycontin and methamphetamine or even food? You might even be close friends or related to someone who becomes overcome with “shoppers high”. This one hour program will delve into the mysteries of the brain. Understand how spending and addictions can sneak up on us and control our behavior. Discover how learning about the inner workings of the brain can help us understand our own spending and investing behavior and how we all can become financially independent. Understand how the the brain attempts to control our ability for cravings. Spend more time learning about why we do what we do while the audience becomes the chemicals of the brain. It's difficult to forget the names and actions of the chemicals in your brain when you can relate them to Sally or Mike on the front row.