September 12th – Teaching with the Brain InMind: A Trauma-Informed Approach (Josh MacNeill)
This session will introduce the basics of brain development, and how adverse experiences may interrupt typical development, leading to behavioral, academic, and social-emotional issues.
October 10th – The Impact of Stress on Students, and How to Help (Josh MacNeill)
This session will explore the important role stress plays on the brain, and how too much stress can lead to behaviors of concerns. Additionally, we will explore practical approaches to help build a child’s tolerance for future stress.
November 14th – Reframing Defiant Behaviors (Alexandra Murtaugh)
The term defiance often implies an intentional act by someone. This session will explore how defiant behaviors that often feel intentional, may actually be a stress-induced response to a situation. Additionally, we will explore strategies for reframing and responding to such behaviors.
January 9th – Supporting Positive Brain Change in the Classroom (Josh MacNeill)
One of the greatest attributes of our brain, is the fact that it can change for the better throughout life. This session will discuss key elements of creating a classroom environment that promotes positive brain change.
February 13th – Bridging the Gap Between School and Home (Josh MacNeill)
At times, there can be a tension between schools and home. This session will discuss how to foster a healthy connection with a student’s family, allowing you to strategize together how to best create a team of support for your students.
April 9th – Preparing for Summer Break and Beyond (Josh MacNeill)
This session will both discuss how to prepare students for a successful transition into summer, as well as exploring recommendations for how to plan for the next school year.
Preparing for Summer Break and Beyond
April 9, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm