The mindset of youth plays a huge role in their motivation, effort, resiliency and ultimately achievement. Many kids inaccurately believe that the brain can’t change and intelligence is set in stone from birth. They believe that intelligence alone equals success and if they struggle with a concept it means they aren't smart. The burden of these inaccurate beliefs leads to apathy, decreased resiliency and decreased self-confidence in their abilities to be academically successful. Huge breakthroughs in neuroscience have provided valuable information regarding the brain, its ability to change as well as the power of thought and beliefs on one’s resiliency, grit and motivation toward a goal. This session will provide key points from Mindset, Resiliency and Grit research as well as powerful, proven tools to help reframe the view that many under-resourced youth have about their abilities, failure, struggles and how to fight through with grit and resiliency in huge supply.
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Known as ‘The Connection Coach’, Tara Brown is president of Learner's Edge Consulting and an Award winning educator, author and international speaker. She holds a Masters degree in Administration and Supervision and is a nationally certified Personal Trainer. Tara’s 33 year professional journey as a teacher and coach has taken her coast to coast from rural Florida to gang territory in California and to one of the largest high schools in Tennessee with over 42 countries represented. Her international engagements have included Dubai and Beirut working with both teachers and youth. During the 1990’s, Tara worked with ‘Communities in Schools’, the leading nonprofit dropout prevention organization in the nation and established a successful program at Lindbergh Middle School in Long Beach, Ca. She worked closely with at-risk teens, many who were entrenched in the gang lifestyle, and helped empower them with leadership and life skills and reshape their view of the future. In 2005, in Nashville Tn., Tara played a key role in piloting a Leadership Development program at Antioch High School targeting Nontraditional leaders. Because of the success of this program, it expanded to all high schools in Davidson County and earned Tara the ‘Pioneer Award’ and ‘Teacher of the Year’ award in 2006. Since leaving the classroom, Tara’s passion and humor continues to drive her work with adults around the globe. Through her keynotes, trainings and consulting, Tara’s goal is to motivate, inspire and to better equip adults with the ability to connect and have meaningful relationships with kids of all ages, so their potential can truly be unleashed. She is committed to strengthening organizations ONE connection at a time.