Brain-based At Home Learning

Do you see papers everywhere at home?
Are you worried that your child is overwhelmed?
Enjoy these practical and brain-based tips to build 3 mini-learning spaces at home
that meet your children’s brain needs!

Listen here!
https://anchor.fm/letscelebratelearning/episodes/Brain-based-AT-HOME-LEARNING-eca98d

Love, Yanina
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(I just did a LIVE in my FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/braintipsforyourclassroom/ to explain all this.
Head over to belong to an awesome community of teacher who love using brain science
at school and at home!)

If you would like your teacher friend to receive these brain tips too
send her/him this link!

https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/sendmebraintips

Distance Learning – Brain-based Home Learning

School moved to your kitchen table, now WHAT?!

Enjoy all these tips to have a learning space at home that meets your students brain’s needs:

You need a corner or a small space where you can have these different types of needs met, so you don’t have to pack everything from your kitchen table and start a different activity and leaving the previous ones unfinished:

1. engaging/energizing the brain

2. focusing the brain

3. calming the brain

For example, have a corner where you can have all your art supplies, crafts, puzzles, etc. where your children/students so if it is time for lunch, you can just leave there waiting for your child to resume this kind of engaging/energizing activity.

Have also a little space or corner where you have activities to focus your children’s minds, like flashcards, books, etc. and leave that space there always inviting your child to learn more facts, complete work, connect with his classmates, etc.

Finally, have a space where your child can have peace, stillness… and leave it there inviting your child for whenever he/she needs it.

THE SAME APPLIES TO INSTRUCTION or teaching strategies.

In this resource, you will find over 400 strategies that are divided by how they:

1. engage/energe the brain

2. focus the brain

3. calm the brain

This will make your life easier and give you the peace of mind that your child’s brains needs are met!

HOME Learning - Ultimate Guide

https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/TheUltimateGuide

Breath…

As you read this, can you take 5 deep breaths?
That is actually something like your brain stem can help you do and this is crucial for many things… try it daily and a few times a day and you will see a difference! Not less importantly, move your body every single day!

There is something else that will help you breath AND FEEL better and that is having the peace of mind that your home, as the new learning space for your students and/or own children, is meeting your children’s brain needs. Not only your learning space that you can easily build following brain principles and easy tips, but teaching strategies (over 700) that will help your children have a variety of opportunities to learn and review concepts without feeling overwhelmed!

 


Love, Yanina
https://www.instagram.com/lets.celebrate.learning/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/braintipsforyourclassroom/(I just did a LIVE in my FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/braintipsforyourclassroom/ to explain all this.
Head over to belong to an awesome community of teacher who love using brain science
at school and at home!)

If you would like your teacher friend to receive these brain tips too
send her/him this link!

https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/sendmebraintips

I am a teacher and a mom of two children who MOVED schooling to my kitchen table! Who else had this invasion?!!!
Well, I decided to use the same brain principles that I always tell you and apply them at home!
AND… IT TOTALLY WORKED!!!

https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/sendmebraintips

It is totally OK to use your kitchen table for homework, BUT you and I know that we are having school at home for an indefinite period of time due to this crisis. SO, why not making learning spaces that meet your children’s needs at home.

This is how: Try to have 3 spaces or corners for each of your students’ different brain needs.

One corner for ENGAGING/ENERGIZING the brain:
in this corner bring all your crafts, supplies, art supplies, puzzles, exercise videos, bright posters, bright lights… and everything you can think of to have an inviting corner for your child to come when they feel being creative. Sometimes, it is time for lunch or something else, and you don’t have to ask her to put everything away because you are going to use that table for lunch! That way, that project can be there still inviting your child to come back when she feels like resuming it! Having this dedicated space for this, is a continual invitation to be creative, energized and engaged!

One corner for FOCUSING the brain: this corner needs to be tidier, emptier, and with less stuff. Just provide here flash cards, books to read, videos for lessons your child needs to watch, etc! This space is a continual invitation to keep learning and it will be there when you need it! You don’t have to get rid of all the elements in this corner when it is time for lunch, because you have a set space that gives your child a new normal and something that is always in the same space waiting for them!

One corner for CALMING the brain: this corner can have dim lights, soft music, audio lessons, podcasts, sensory bins, coloring books, journals… you never know when your child can feel overwhelmed for all of this and needs a space and time to reset. Having this set space will be a continual invitation to relax in order to be focused or engaged again!

I have a CHECK LIST for each one of these corners, you can print them here!
https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/sendmebraintips


Love, Yanina
https://www.instagram.com/lets.celebrate.learning/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/braintipsforyourclassroom/

(I just did a LIVE in my FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/braintipsforyourclassroom/ to explain all this.
Head over to belong to an awesome community of teacher who love using brain science at school and at home!)

Dos and Don’ts of Visuals in the Classroom

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DO:

  • Display student work
  • Display student work at eye level
  • Bring display to a minimum
  • Play with lights
  • Avoid clutter
  • Add the minimum graphics to worksheets
  • Balance wall colors
  • Do leave a blank space
  • Use visual aids

DON’T:

  • Cover all the walls with displays
  • Add so many things to worksheets
  • Have all the walls with bright colors
  • Fill your room with unnecessary decor

For more practical tips like this one, grab my GUIDE TO A BRAIN-BASE LEARNING SPACE AND INSTRUCTON!

https://yanina-s-school.thinkific.com/courses/TheUltimateGuide

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Organization in the Classroom – New Podcast Episode!

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Listen in to know more than just how to label bins and organize supplies! Erin explains how to help students to fall in love with systems that will help them tremendously in so many ways!