SPU Basic Summer Institute

07/20/2020 09:00 AM - 07/24/2020 04:00 PM PT


In this Course You Will Learn How to:

  1. Improve educational outcomes for all students
  2. Empower individual students to access their own potential
  3. Get inspired to ignite your teaching with research-based brain science
  4. Use methodologies which manage the classroom by managing the brain
  5. Empower children through social, emotional, and restorative practices

We can reach every single student (and their brain) - on their path to reach their potential by:

  • Enhancing access to learning by fostering safety, agency and autonomy
  • Reframing the way we see behavior - all behavior is communication

We offer methodologies which allow teachers to manage the classroom by managing the brain.  These methodologies are non-disruptive; lesson content is not changed, but the way it is delivered and received is updated.  We challenge you to: 

  • Changing how you view your students and lessons by looking at them through a neural lens
  • Implement a paradigm shift - three planes:  1) Move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset around behavior and learning.  2) Engage in a way of teaching that focuses on growing neural pathways (learning).  3) Shift from routine expertise to adaptive expertise - move away from relying on rote practices toward a notion of flexible, continuous learning and professional growth 

We translate neuroscience research into accessible classroom practices and processes.  Bring these practices and process back to your classroom to:

  • Increase academic performance by providing tools to help students access their prefrontal cortex (area of planning and processing), grow working memory, and increase executive function
  • Build deeper connections with your students to increase their learning confidence
  • Prepare the landscape for learning