Brain-Compatible Learning – The teachers will learn how the brain works and how people learn.  They will learn strategies to help their students improve their learning in school.  Teachers will also learn what activities and actions can hurt student’s learning.

Memory – A main goal of teaching is for the students to learn the content.  Many teachers teach the material to the students.  However, they might miss the connection between, teaching, learning, and memory.  The students must remember what they are being taught to be able to remember it.  The workshop will discuss how memories are formed and strategies to help the students be able to remember the information.

Learned Helplessness – The teachers will learn about learned helplessness. They will learn how to notice some basic signs of learned helplessness starting to development and some strategies to assist students with learned helplessness.

Stress and Learning – Everyone knows that stress impacts learning, but stress has positive and negative impacts on learning.  The workshop will discuss the positive and negative impacts of stress on learning and memory.  The workshop will also include strategies to decrease stress for the students and tutors.  It will also include a guided meditation and breathing exercise as a way to decrease stress.

Reflection – Reflection is an important part of learning and meta-cognition.  As students improve reflection skills, it will help them to be able to monitor their own learning.  The workshop will help teachers learn different ways to help students learn to improve their ability to reflect on their own learning.

Mindset – The teachers will learn about the Growth Mindset and the False Growth Mindset.  The teachers will learn strategies that they can use to help their students to develop a growth mindset.

Teacher In-Service

Brain-Compatible Learning – This will include the brain-compatible learning workshop, the memory workshop, the reflection workshop, and activities to write lesson plans using a brain-compatible learning process.

Effective Testing Strategies – This includes the brain-compatible learning workshop and activities to write different types of assessments using a brain-compatible learning process.

Effective Homework Strategies  – This includes the brain-compatible learning workshop and activities to write different types of homework assignments using a brain-compatible learning process.