Start with the Heart - Expanding Upon the Capacity to Learn

Thursday February 2, 2023
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Wabash Ballroom

This session reviews the Start with the Heart curriculum, which enables educators to invite learners to examine what we need to support our own well-being. This involves exploring the body’s stress response, understanding the role of the brain and the nervous system, neuroplasticity, brain anatomy, self-regulation, developing a growth mindset to support resiliency, reflecting on our habits, and learning how our own well-being exists in relationship with the well-being of the communities to which we belong. Alongside the topical content of each lesson, the curriculum offers simple, life-enhancing, research-based exercises that build learners’ ability to manage the stress in their lives. The curriculum is designed with ease of delivery as a top priority. This session will model how each lesson can be delivered anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, weaved into the course of a school day for in-class or virtual instruction, supporting increased learning of other school subjects.

In-Person Lecture
classroom leaders
evidence based practices