Check out this video from 'Responsive Classroom' on how to teach students to calm themselves with a straightforward, interactive lesson.
Born to Learn
'Born to Learn' is an animation about the brain and the exciting new discoveries being made about how we learn!
Check out this video on how life experiences and trauma change brains from the American Museum of Natural History.
Trauma Changes Developing Brains
Unfortunately, not all kids have the same experiences growing up. While some have a comfortable, relatively happy home life, others have to deal with situations like poverty, violence, or death of others at a young age. Dr. Nadine Burke Harris was the first to bring the term 'adverse childhood experience' or ACE into the mainstream with her September 2014 TED talk that has received over two million views. She describes how too many stressors, such as abuse and neglect, can have real impacts on the developing brain. Click on the link below to watch her fascinating TED talk!