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Bhasvic be a study neuro ninja 3 feb 2020_v3

  1. 1. Be A Study Neuro-Ninja – Yes You Can!
  2. 2. You are amazing. And yes you can do this. There is no doubt.
  3. 3. The human brain operates at 1 exaFLOP per second. A billion billion calculations per second.
  4. 4. The world’s biggest supercomputer takes 40 mins to process just 1 second of brain activity for just 1 percent of the brain.
  5. 5. So you have everything you could ever need at the top of your neck…
  6. 6. What’s stopping you? What has the biggest impact on available cognitive bandwidth?
  7. 7. Preparing for you’re A Levels is like preparing for a marathon... How can you become a study athlete?
  8. 8. Who am I? SENDCO MA in education Biology teacher Academy consultant 21st century parent Acting headteacher Specialist leader in education (SLE) Parent of 20 and 18 yo, 20 yo has ASD Deputy head with 25 years experience Studying neuroscience & psychology for 20 yrs Used these strategies 1:1 as a SENDCO with families
  9. 9. 21st Century Parent
  10. 10. 8 Seminars. 1 Mission. Helping students & parents go from brain slaves to Neuro-Ninjas. 1. Well-Being Is A Skill 2 & 3.Being Anxiety Aware 1 & 2 4. Through Anxiety & Beyond 5. Brain Science of Meh 6. Tuning Into Your Mental Bandwidth 7. Your Brain On Other People 8 Way Of The Neuro-Ninja
  11. 11. You’re not just attending a seminar, you’re joining a movement…
  12. 12. How to respond to this material. It’s learning Jim, but not as we know it
  13. 13. We Support Professionals, Parents, Children & Young People to become Neuro-Ninjas Person-Centred Development Work
  14. 14. Going from a brain slave…
  15. 15. …a Neuro-Ninja
  16. 16. Our focus this evening: * How to build the best version of ourselves every day * What hits our cognitive bandwidth most * How to manage negative emotion & stress * The most effective ways to learn & remember.
  17. 17. What activities and habits are going to improve our cognitive bandwidth the most?
  18. 18. Key Ideas
  19. 19. Amazing news…our brains are plastic…throughout our lives…
  20. 20. We get to keep what we use…
  21. 21. Brain As A Projector, The Mind As The Image
  22. 22. 50% of how we feel everyday is down to what we’ve done in the last 24 hours!
  23. 23. We can build the best version of ourselves every day if we look after our brains and bodies…
  24. 24. If we don’t do them we go wonky…
  25. 25. Treat Well-Being Is A Skill
  26. 26. Rock 1: Sleep
  27. 27. Less than 6 hours sleep 30% less memory the next day More anxious the next day More emotional the next day More socially clumsy the next day Less immune cells the next day Higher blood pressure the next day Higher blood sugar the next day
  28. 28. Sleep Hygiene Protecting your sleep • regular bed and get up time. You manage the sleep environment to maximise sleep; • dark • cool • no distractions • no technology
  29. 29. The Very Bad News About Alcohol
  30. 30. Rock 2: Exercise
  31. 31. Improves concentration, memory and learning – Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
  32. 32. Sympathetic (Go System) & Parasympathetic Nervous Systems (No Go)
  33. 33. Accelerator & brake pedal, two parts of our automatic nervous system
  34. 34. 8 of the Rocks Open the Parachute… Rock 1, Rock 4, Rock 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and Rock 12
  35. 35. Rock 6: Emotions, notice, accept & share.
  36. 36. Social Pain and Physical Pain registered in the same parts of the brain. Anterior Cingulate Cortex
  37. 37. Emotional pain and impact on cognition…. Imagine trying to do an exam with toothache…
  38. 38. Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me – NOT TRUE!!!
  39. 39. One small step – Emotions • Take 5 minutes Write down: • What happened • How you felt about it • What emotions were involved
  40. 40. Emotional Granularity is the skill where we learn to describe our emotional state to ourselves with accuracy.
  41. 41. Name it to tame it…
  42. 42. Let’s talk about stress and anxiety…
  43. 43. Living In The Age Of Uncertainty (21st century)
  44. 44. Pre-Frontal Cortex
  45. 45. Amygdalae – Risk and Rewards Changing In The Environment
  46. 46. Amygdala is pre-loaded with some threats (spiders and snakes for example)
  47. 47. And yet, some people love snakes and spiders…
  48. 48. The Pre-Frontal Teaches Our Amygdala What Not To Be Frightened Of…
  49. 49. Year 6 Camp
  50. 50. Let’s Talk About Stress and The Two Halves Of Our Autonomic Nervous System
  51. 51. Accelerator & brake pedal, two parts of our automatic nervous system
  52. 52. They evolved to deal with a very different world…
  53. 53. Not chronic stress…
  54. 54. You can end up with an enlarged and overactive amygdala which the PFC is unable to sooth…you can literally get locked up inside your head…
  55. 55. When we’re anxious or stressed the brain deploys cognitive distortions to get our attention… These are worse case scenarios; they’re not necessarily true…
  56. 56. Cognitive Distortions
  57. 57. Blame is a cognitive distortion…
  58. 58. Get kind and curious towards the issue… Ask: What kind of distortion is this? What is the evidence this thought is true?
  59. 59. And finally let’s talk about the Negative, Nasty Voice We All Have In Our Heads…
  60. 60. What’s going on when we beat ourselves up…or put ourselves under too much pressure
  61. 61. Circuits to keep us safe and away from pain and discomfort…
  62. 62. Circuits that want to learn and try new things…
  63. 63. They are in a tug of war…you get to decide which circuit wins.
  64. 64. Learning is struggle… Learning can involve pain…
  65. 65. My Maths Horror Story…
  66. 66. Life is pain… Pain of regret… or Pain of struggle…
  67. 67. Step One - Identify A Challenge
  68. 68. Step Two – Write A SMART GOAL for your Challenge Be specific about what you’re going to do and what success looks like
  69. 69. Introduce Desirable Difficulties to Challenge Anxiety Circuits
  70. 70. Emotional and Cognitive Processing Networks
  71. 71. Being a Study Athlete…
  72. 72. Plan Your Day. Every Day.
  73. 73. Deliberate Practice. Deliberate Rest. Repeat.
  74. 74. #neuroninjawisdom
  75. 75. You want to learn or remember something? Repeat it.
  76. 76. If you don’t repeat, your brain will delete…
  77. 77. Why? 1 day later – they have forgotten 70%
  78. 78. Why is that?
  79. 79. When we’re learning something new action potentials move at 15 metres per seconds (quite slow)
  80. 80. Established skills the action potential moves at 150ms (10x faster)
  81. 81. Long Term Potentiation at a Synapse Synaptic Clefts: 40 nm Human Hair - 75000nm 2000x smaller than a human hair
  82. 82. Learning Involves Chemical Changes At Synapses Called Long Term Potentiation (LTP) Neurones That Fire Together, Wire Together. An action potential is basically an information packet It arrives at the synapse (gap) And is (sometimes) received by the receptors.
  83. 83. Why only sometimes received?
  84. 84. Information packet rings the doorbell but no-one answers Action Potential Fires But Doesn’t Change the synapse between 2 neurones
  85. 85. Long Term Potentiation causes myelination…
  86. 86. How can we ensure this information is ‘received’? Long Term Potentiation causes myelination
  87. 87. Pomodoro Technique.
  88. 88. 25 mins focused study. Between 2x and 4x a day. Four Days A Week. One day at the weekend.
  89. 89. Self-Directed Study Slots – Deliberate Practice
  90. 90. Menu for Deliberate Practice Sessions Study Review – 25 mins Break – 5mins Past Paper for learning 25 mins Break 5 mins Flash Cards – 10 mins Knowledge Maps / Retrieval Activity – 15 mins Break – 5 mins Summarize a video or piece of content – 25 mins 3 Pomodoro Slots
  91. 91. Study Review: What did I learn today? How well have I remembered it?
  92. 92. Use A Study Review Sheet
  93. 93. Memories move when we sleep. The memories we touch more often get reinforced more often.
  94. 94. Menu for Deliberate Practice Sessions Study Review – 25 mins Break – 5mins Past Paper for learning 25 mins Break 5 mins Flash Cards – 10 mins Knowledge Maps / Retrieval Activity – 15 mins Break – 5 mins Summarize a video or piece of content – 25 mins 3 Pomodoro Slots
  95. 95. Past papers one of the most effective learning strategies.
  96. 96. Lots of students don’t use it as much as they should. Why?
  97. 97. The difficult emotions exam questions throw up.
  98. 98. How Can We Help Them To Embrace the Desirable Difficulties Of Past Paper Questions?
  99. 99. Emotionally Agile Learning – Expect the sting, do it anyway. I’m not doing this question for testing, I’m doing it for learning
  100. 100. The solution to fear is re-framing through curiosity…
  101. 101. SMILE at Past Paper Questions Surf emotions Mantras for Learning Interrogate like a detective Learn key points (distill) Engage key points Repeat.
  102. 102. Menu for Deliberate Practice Sessions Study Review – 25 mins Break – 5mins Past Paper for learning 25 mins Break 5 mins Flash Cards – 10 mins Knowledge Maps / Retrieval Activity – 15 mins Break – 5 mins Summarize a video or piece of content – 25 mins 3 Pomodoro Slots
  103. 103. Flash Cards to Build Schema
  104. 104. Moving ideas from working to long-term memory – from electrical encoding to chemical encoding.
  105. 105. If you have schema in your head, representations of key ideas, you can hang items from short term or working memory on it. Schema are neural structures of “wired and fired” neurons.
  106. 106. So your schema develop baubles and decorations of new knowledge
  107. 107. If you are learning something totally new with no schema, this is likely to happen to new knowledge.
  108. 108. Key Words Build Schema – Make sure you do at least 5 a day using Flash Cards
  109. 109. Photosynthesis foe-to-sin-the-sys
  110. 110. A process where green plants use sunlight energy to make glucose.
  111. 111. Spacing Your Learning
  112. 112. Sleep before and after learning is key to memory consolidation
  113. 113. Menu for Deliberate Practice Sessions Study Review – 25 mins Break – 5mins Past Paper for learning 25 mins Break 5 mins Flash Cards – 10 mins Knowledge Maps / Retrieval Activity – 15 mins Break – 5 mins Summarize a video or piece of content – 25 mins 3 Pomodoro Slots
  114. 114. Recall & Review Activities…
  115. 115. Curious Questions. Mental Associations. Knowledge Maps.
  116. 116. Menu for Deliberate Practice Sessions Study Review – 25 mins Break – 5mins Past Paper for learning 25 mins Break 5 mins Flash Cards – 10 mins Knowledge Maps / Retrieval Activity – 15 mins Break – 5 mins Summarize a video or piece of content – 25 mins 3 Pomodoro Slots
  117. 117. Or Curious Questions: Why Don’t Plants Eat Crisps…
  118. 118. Inspiration Gets You Started…Habit Keeps You Going
  119. 119. Build a Wonder Wall In Your Room.
  120. 120. We Believe In You!
  121. 121. Your friends and families believe in you…
  122. 122. If you can believe in you…you are unstoppable.
  123. 123. We Believe In You. Your Parents & Carers Believe In You. When You Don’t Give Up…

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