- Category: Differentiated Instruction / Brain Research
Workshop Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration time: 8:30 am
Registration fee: $175, $150 for Texas ASCD members for a one day session
$349, $299 for Texas ASCD members for a two day session
Please contact our office at 512.477.8200 to schedule this institute at your location.Summary:
This engaging seminar provides valuable information about three key elements of Brain Compatible Teaching and Learning. Recent research about how student’s brains grow, develop and respond to the environment should influence our classroom practices. Understanding some “brain basics” can give educators guidelines that will help them design truly brain-compatible classrooms and school environments. Participants will gain specific practical strategies to help reduce student stress, discover systems and procedures for effective classroom management, orchestrate opportunities for differentiated instruction and learn a variety of strategies for grouping students. Discover how to create a brain and body compatible environment that will bring the JOY of learning into their classrooms! Creating a climate and environment that is conducive for learning is the foundation for success.
Learn about the 3 Key Elements of Brain-Compatible Learning:
- When the brain reacts to stress and perceived threat, its capabilities are MINIMIZED. Maintaining an emotionally SAFE and SECURE, and a physically HEALTHY environment is vital for learning!
- For POWERFUL LEARNING to occur, the brain must be stimulated in multi-sensory, ENRICHED ENVIRONMENTS.
- To assure long-term retention, the brain must ACTIVELY PROCESS new learning. Using preferred learning styles and intelligences, the learner can REFLECT, COLLABORATE and MAKE CHOICES.
Martha Kaufeldt brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her motivational and dynamic workshops and keynotes. She is a full-time trainer and consultant with an extensive background in brain-compatible teaching and learning. She has taught at all grade levels, served as a district level gifted coordinator and staff developer, and most recently was the Lead Teacher and restructuring coordinator of a demonstration "brain-compatible" school. Martha is also a master at designing integrated, meaningful curriculum. She began her passion for understanding brain research and classroom applications in 1984 as a lead trainer for the Kovalik ITI model. She is the creator of the "Concept in a Day" (book & video) program that demonstrates how educators can maximize learning using a brain-compatible immersion strategy.
Her best-selling book, "Begin with the Brain: Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom" (Zephyr Press, 1999) gives concrete classroom application strategies on how to implement the theories. Martha's audiences appreciate her personable humorous style and she is often recruited to present the introduction of brain-compatible learning concepts and the practical applications for educators.
Who Should Attend: Classroom Teachers, ESL, Instructional Support Staff, GATE Teachers, Specialists, Student Teachers and Administrators!