This course is for educators, SEL and behavior coaches, and school-based mental health professionals and educational leaders.
20 hour, 3-month program includes:
- Four – 1 ½ hour Live webinars
- Six – 1 ½ Recorded classes
- Additional recorded material and bonus webinar
- Three – 1 hour group consultations. We will attempt to organize the groups based on your role in schools or with educators.
Bonus Webinar: Using a Developmental Mindsets Paradigm when Working with Other Adults
- Identifying stages in a developmental continuum in doing SEL and trauma-informed work
- Gaining skills in more effective partnering and collaborating
- Understanding different roles you can play in supporting others
Class 1 Webinar: Preparing Brains to Learn
- The neurobiology of behavior – linking brain and body states
- 3 questions as clues to arousal state
- Using the right strategy at the right time
Class 2 Recording: The Process of developing self-regulation
- Explicitly and intentionally teaching top-down skills
- Creating bottom-up co-regulatory experiences
- Implementing small shifts to daily routines that have a big impact
Class 3 Recording: Strategies for re-wiring brains and re-patterning nervous systems
- Brian-aligned strategies and corresponding practical neuroscience
- Practicing one foot in and one foot out
- Responding with a match or mismatch – understanding and recognizing escalating behavior
Classes 1-3 Learning Objectives:
- Participants will learn the neurobiology impacting behavior in moments of dysregulation.
- Participants will learn how brain states and body states impact students’ abilities to learn.
- Participants will gain skills in recognizing dysregulation in students so they can intervene before it continues to escalate.
- Participants will identify appropriate expectations and goals in different situations, and the neuroscience behind why some strategies are more effective at certain times.
- Participants will learn how to teach the skills involved in mastering the ability to self-regulate.
- Participants will examine ways to shift daily routines to include self-reflection which supports the re-wiring of brains and re-patterning of nervous systems.
Class 4 Webinar: Growing Windows of Tolerance & Shifting Perceptions
- Becoming an external regulator
- Understanding behaviors as attempts at regulation
- Intentionally growing windows of tolerance
Class 5 Recording: Practical Classroom Strategies
- Using a regulatory lens in practice from a layered perspective
- Understanding discipline is proactive and reflective
- Implementing somatosensory regulation, Braindrops and Learning Tools
Class 6 Recording: The Neurobiology of Regulating Ourselves and Others
- Activating the Vagus Nerve
- Understanding cues of safety and threat
- Setting boundaries that support growth through balancing challenge and support
Classes 4-6 Learning Objectives:
- Participants will learn to see behavior as clues to regulatory needs.
- Participants will learn to regulate in moments of dysregulation, helping them avoid exhaustion and burnout.
- Participants will be able to apply proactive regulatory strategies throughout the school day.
- Participants will translate knowledge into creating environments that support self-awareness and self-reflection in students leading to the discovery of their own regulatory needs.
- Participants will learn how to support growing students’ windows of tolerance, to more effectively re-wire the brains and re-pattern the nervous systems of students to support learning and growth.
- Participants will explore how to incorporate these approaches in various settings and from a systems and layered perspective.
Class 7 Webinar: Relationship Dynamics and Challenges
- Exploring the dynamics in difficult interactions and getting stuck in a cycle of interacting
- Understanding the internal world of the student, including negative beliefs
- Moving from deflective to reflective awareness
Class 8 Recording: Relationship Dynamics and Individual Differences
- Deepening our understanding of how information is processed
- Examining sensitized stress reactions.
- Understanding lagging skills from a brain and body lens
Class 9 Recording: Balancing Challenge and Support in Layered Social-Emotional, Behavior Plans
- Re-examining differentiation and support and exploring typical interventions through a regulatory lens
- Developing adult responses that match students’ brain and body states
- Collecting meaningful data
Class 10 Webinar: Moving Forward
- Navigating common barriers
- Understanding the concept of values and ways of approaching relationships with ourselves and others
- Supporting our own journeys
Classes 7-10 Learning Objectives:
- Participants will examine relationship dynamics and learn how to balance challenge with support.
- Participants will explore ways to promote cues of safety in the classroom.
- Participants will learn to set boundaries through this lens.
- Participants will learn how to use a regulatory perspective when creating support plans for students.
- Participants will analyze and compare their beliefs around scaffolding academic versus social-emotional, and behavioral support.
- Participants will explore ways to collect meaningful data to track progress to guide interventions.