Light Up the Learning Brain: 7 Keys to Reducing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom (Paperback)

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Are you ready to increase learning opportunities, reduce negative behaviors, and improve staff and student morale?

Then it's time to become a brain builder

We all are aware of an alarming increase in reported behavioral disruptions in school settings. Often less understood is the critical role that the brain plays in shaping all behavior, including the challenges we face in our classrooms and beyond.

Light Up the Learning Brain illuminates the many ways that teaching through a brain-based lens can breathe new life into your work.

In these pages, you will discover:

  • how the brain's two main "operating systems" interact - and often compete
  • the amygdala's vital role as an alarm system and gatekeeper
  • ways that brain function is closely connected to our senses
  • the power of play, curiosity, and safety in fostering brain development
  • tips, scripts, and tools to make your job easier and more fulfilling

Blending the latest neuroscience with practical application, this book will be your guide to wake up the creative, curious, problem-solving "upstairs" brain of staff and students.

Brains are dynamic and diverse, and so are the solutions presented in this accessible resource. Facts and insights are balanced with hands-on ideas that can be implemented immediately.

As educators, we have a timely opportunity to empower our students to build their own big, brave, beautiful, world-changing brains - and isn't that, after all, why we chose this profession?

About the Author

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH is a highly sought-after therapist, speaker, and change-maker. Weaving userfriendly brain science into everything she does, Jessica ignites both passion and know-how in audiences. Extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician and educator led her to create the resource and training platform BraveBrains. She partners with school districts and child welfare agencies around the world to unlock resilience in children and adults alike. Jessica makes social emotional learning (SEL) practical, equipping parents and professionals with deeply trauma-informed tools. She is the author of numerous books including the award-winning Riley the Brave series, Your Magic Backpack series, and Your Amazing Brain. She also shares her expertise as a contributor to magazines, blogs, and podcasts. Jessica lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three busy boys.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781931636520
ISBN-10: 1931636524
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Publication Date: January 25th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English