How to Calm the Brain
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, or just plain bored? Your brain may be in survival mode, hindering your ability to learn. Let's change that!
Step 1: Recognize the threat: Are you frustrated, bored, hungry, thirsty, tired, or unsafe? There are three main reasons why your brain will be in threat mode.
Step 2: Identify the threat type:
Basic Need? Fix it! Have water and snacks available and get in a good sleep routine.
Frustration? Is it rumination or irritation? Try saying the ABCs backward or finding dopamine-boosting activities.
Boredom? Make the material relatable, give choices, and present the material in exciting ways.
Step 3: Track what works: Teach your students to manage and own the threats. Practice together. You can boost your brain, and they can too!
Ensure basic needs are met.
Encourage water bottles for stress reduction.
Minimize phone distractions.
Recognize and manage different types of frustration.
Let's unlock your brain's potential. Happy learning!