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Welcome to our October Talks on Tuesdays webinar, “Building Little Brains…Better.” I’m Dana Childress from the Integrated Training Collaborative, and I’m joined by Dr. John Almarode. Some of you may know John from his exciting Brain Way workshops. I attended one of this trainings last year and had never been to a training where I spent hardly any time at all sitting down! John has been an educator and staff developer for many years and has consulted both nationally and internationally on brain-based teaching strategies for all ages. John is currently a faculty member at James Madison University in the College of Education and we are delighted to have him join us today.
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Dana<br />Building Little Brains…Better<br />Dr. John Almarode<br />
Dana<br />Phone Are Muted<br />Use Chat to Ask Questions<br />Great Idea!<br />
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Something to write on (e.g., back of your hand, a neighbors shirt, or some paper).</li></li></ul><li>How many of you would be interested in 3 or 4 strategies that would set the little brains you work with up for a lifetime of success and achievement?<br />
Playing Mozart to a young child will improve his or her math scores.<br />Exposing an infant or toddler to language DVDs will boost his or her intelligence and vocabulary.<br />When rewarding a child, you should always praise his or her effort.<br />Children will find their own happiness.<br />Baby brains are basically “miniature” versions of adult brains.<br />Emotions are “hard-wired” into a babies brains meaning that some babies are just happier than others.<br />
True or False<br />Playing Mozart to a young child will improve his or her math scores.<br />Exposing an infant or toddler to language DVDs will boost his or her intelligence and vocabulary.<br />When rewarding a child, you should always praise his or her effort.<br />Children will find their own happiness.<br />Baby brains are basically “miniature” versions of adult brains.<br />Emotions are “hard-wired” into a babies brains meaning that some babies are just happier than others.<br />
What does an enriched environment look like?<br />
Rapid Review Time<br />From birth to age 5, what develops our language capacity?<br />What is one SUPER FANTASTIC way to learn new words?<br />What is parentese?<br />What happens if we do not talk to children?<br />