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Boom Day 2

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Boom Day 2

  1. 1. True or False? 1. Students can pay attention for a full class period (40-60 minutes) 2. Stress impacts learning 3. Sleep is important for learning 4. The brain cannot multi-task 9/9/2013 1
  2. 2. We can pay attention for 40-60? • FALSE! • The human attention span is limited. • 10-12 MINUTES 9/9/2013 2
  3. 3. Stress impacts learning? TRUE!! Both positively and negatively “Good” stress heightens attention and helps learning, while “bad” stress detracts from learning potential. 9/9/2013 3
  4. 4. Sleep is important for learning? • TRUE. Study done last year: • 1/3 of our freshmen only get 4-6 hours of sleep a night; teenagers need 8-9; • a brain deprived of sleep has diminished attention, memory, mood, reasoning, motor dexterity. 9/9/2013 4
  5. 5. The brain cannot multi-task? TRUE • Although some people are very good at task switching… • Can you… – pat your head and rub your tummy? – spin your arms in opposite circles in front of you? 9/9/2013 5
  6. 6. BOOM – Class #2 Mr. Hotaling, US Counselor
  7. 7. 9/9/2013 7 1st, a Quick Commercial… • Where would you find me? • Why might someone talk with a counselor? • Who are some other people you can talk with for advice or support? • Can you think of a situation when it might be better to talk with a counselor than a friend?
  8. 8. Quick Review… • Something you remember from last week or from the reading? 9/9/2013 8
  9. 9. What are we doing today? 9/9/2013 9 • A FEW BRAIN FACTS • HOW STRESS & ANXIETY IMPACTS THE BRAIN – What can you do about it? – 2 BIG THINGS: •Control and reduce the stress response. •TAKE CARE OF YOUR BRAIN!
  10. 10. The Learning Brain: http://youtu.be/cgLYkV689s4 As you watch, be ready to talk to someone about 3 to 5 important points that you learned or were reminded. 9/9/2013 10
  11. 11. Important points from the video: 1. How does stress impact the brain? 2. We learn best when we feel _________ & __________ 3. 4. 5. 9/9/2013 11
  12. 12. Baby Wolf 9/9/2013 12
  13. 13. Good ways to deal with stress and anxiety: • • • • • • 9/9/2013 13
  14. 14. How’d we do? • Sleep/rest • Food • Laugh • Talk with friends • Music • Something creative • Exercise/activity • Take care of someone else • Do something you’re good at • Go outside • Take a shower • Cry/scream/hit a pillow 9/9/2013 14
  15. 15. Baby Koala 9/9/2013 15
  16. 16. • How does the digital world affect our brains? http://youtu.be/cKaWJ72x1rI 9/9/2013 16
  17. 17. 2 things to remember… 1. 2. 9/9/2013 17 Best Thing & Worst Thing about the Upper School? http://youtu.be/JiTz2i4VHFw
  18. 18. NEXT TIME… • Ms. DePung, US Learning Specialist ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you and have a great day! 9/9/2013 18

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