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Unleashing the Power of the Brain: Unlocking Secrets of How We Learn


What does it take to keep students engaged?  Why, using our brains of course!!

Your brain is your most important tool!  Your students’ brains are their most important tool!  We have always known that but how much have we truly recognized it?!  We believe that having a basic understanding of the biological processes underlying the way we think, learn, and make decisions should be considered mandatory.

Neuroeducation is at the juncture of education, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It is at this point that we adopt a “whole child” approach that ensures each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Appreciating students through the lens of neurodevelopment is step one toward creating communities that value equity and social justice.

If you have a curious mind or want to understand the intricacies of the human mind, this PD session is for YOU.  We will use the concepts of Neuroeducation to answer the 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?”  This session will create a space to ask questions, start important discussions and grow your own dendrites.

We have the power to use science to intentionally engage each child.  Through experiential learning, participants will understand how to apply:

  • The learning structures of the brain that impact student learning & engagement and how to leverage them. 
  • Brain-based strategies to sustain attention, control focus, and direct input to the thinking, reflective brain.
  • Mental models that connect the concrete to the abstract.
  • Concrete ways to keep the “gates” of learning open
  • Activities that help students relax in order to improve alertness
  • Protocols of organization to ensure student success in the student-led classroom
  • The three stages of information processing and how to strengthen them.

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

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Educators
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, popular TMI-ENVISION SEL Specialist/Lead Consultant, ENVISION President, dynamic presenter and author.
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: October 25, 2023; 9am-12pm (EST)

The 2023-2024 TMI-ENVISION Professional and Personal Learning Series

The 2023-2024 TMI-ENVISION Professional and Personal Development Series enhances your ability to turn your pedagogical desires into reality. We think of our Series as an integrated roadmap to create and maintain learning spaces where students feel - and - are safe, connected, supported, and academically challenged. Each session contains the recursive threads of SEL-, Equity-, and Healing-Informed practices. Take one, take two, or take them all. Think of them as the vessel to hasten your journey to become the educator you are in your heart of hearts.

All of our TMI-ENVISION Professional and Personal Development Series programs are led by Sharon McCarthy, popular TMI-ENVISION Lead Consultant, ENVISION President dynamic presenter, and author.

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check to TMI Education, LLC. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the TMI PLC 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 event 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.



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