Teaching & Learning are Logical: Neuro-Logical! (No cost for TMI PLC Members)

Teaching & Learning are Logical: Neuro-Logical!

This professional development opportunity uses the concepts of Neuroeducation to answer the following questions: How does the brain learn, and, importantly, how can we use this information in a way that elicits the maximum potential of each student? How do I use Neuroeducation to keep my students engaged?

Engagement is more than keeping students on task, it requires keeping students interested!  Whew! This can feel like a huge challenge!  In the modern classroom, teachers are competing with endless distractions and shrinking attention spans.

Neuroeducation is at the juncture of education, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It is at this point where we adopt a “whole child” approach that ensures each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. Importantly, whereby our lack of vision does not limit the student.

Through experiential learning, participants will learn how to apply: 

  • the learning structures of the brain that impact student learning and how to “hack” them;
  • brain-based strategies to sustain attention, control focus and direct input to the thinking brain;
  • mental models that connect the concrete to the abstract;
  • activities that help students relax in order to improve alertness; 
  • protocols of organization to ensure student success in the student-led classroom; and
  • cognitive structures necessary to formulate rules that make processing automatic.

Culminating activity will be to identify a challenging lesson (where students typically have dif´Čüculty with attentive focus and or memory) and “tweak” it, using the brain-based strategies shared that day. 

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Administrators and Teachers
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant and SEL Specialist
Location: VIRTUAL

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.


Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:30 to 15:30
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