You Can't Get to Blooms Without Maslow: Emotions are the Fast Lane to the Brain
You can't read a book and run from a lion at the same time. The emotional state of students dictates thoughts, decisions, effort and behavior. Under-resourced youth are struggling with a barrage of toxic environmental challenges at home that can have a huge impact on how they feel walking into school. Supportive school climates that put kids before content see improved emotional states of mind allowing for the motivational on-switch to flip. Before educators can ever hope to engage in high quality instruction, students have to feel connected and emotionally safe in order for cortisol levels to decrease, leading to increased focus, attention and cognition. This session will explore the: *Critical role emotions play in learning *How connections play a powerful role in moving the academic needle *Major components of trauma informed schools culture/climate *Biological/Neurological impact of chronic, toxic stress and proven protective factors that can override the negative impacts.
Friday, February 7: Tara Brown will be signing copies of her book outside room A308, beginning at 11:30am.
Download Session Materials
- 20 Facts about Stress Trauma The Brain.pdf
- Emotions Quotes.pdf
- 10 DOPAMINE FACTS copy.pdf
Known as ‘The Connection Coach’, Tara Brown is an award-winning educator, trainer and international speaker. Tara holds a M.Ed in Administration and Supervision. Her 34 year journey has taken her from rural FL to gang territory in CA and to one of the largest high schools in TN with over 45 countries represented. Her international engagements have included Dubai and Beirut. Tara has worked primarily with under-resourced youth and believes strongly that a major key to student success is the ability to connect and build positive relationships with caring adults. Much of the success in the classroom was directly tied to the ability to connect with kids at the heart level, hold expectations/accountability very high while showing them unconditional love and support. Since leaving the classroom, she has worked in schools across the nation and beyond, providing training, consulting and keynotes to help equip educators to more effectively connect with, teach and reach under-resourced youth. Tara’s passion and humor continues to drive her work to assist in unleashing the potential of youth ONE connection at a time.