Brain Training for Educators

School year series outline

Initial workshop 2 days

Teachers are provided all the foundational brain research used as the basis of Mind Mapping [see The Learning Workshop outline]. This knowledge base is then built upon during the follow-on sessions throughout the school year.

Application Phase (Assignment provided)

Teachers are provided assignments to execute the Mind Mapping lesson plan with students. Each will conduct a self assessment to benchmark and measure progress.

Electronic interaction & Newsletter

Teachers are invited to contact Blooming Brains throughout the school year for consultation. We will also provide an electronic newsletter with helpful mind mapping hints and resources.

Follow-on workshop 2-4 hours during first in-service

This session with review the results from the mind mapping lessons and cover the T.E.F.C.A.S. learning model in-depth. Special attention will be provided on the “Feedback” and continuous improvement phases of T.E.F.C.A.S. Each teacher will then be challenged to apply this to their learning moving forward.

Parents Night 1 hour

An overview of Mind Mapping is provided for parents. We believe they are key to the learning process, therefore provide them with necessary information to coach their children and appreciate the benefits of this whole brain process.

Follow-on II workshop 2-4 hours @ beginning of second semester

The Brain and Memory will be the focus of this session. In addition, we will review the progress of mind mapping effectiveness to date.

Applications workshop 2-4 hours @ end of school year

Each teacher (or group) will make a presentation of measurements taken throughout the year; share useful mind mapping applications; and share lessons learned. This session will be a review of the entire year of Radiant Learning and an inspirational session for the year to come.

Measurements

School will conduct a study to determine the measure of effectiveness applying mind mapping in the following areas: Test scores; study time; creative thought process.

Benefits

Whole brain approach to teaching and learning
Reduce note taking time
Reduce study time
Improve students' ease of building knowledge through tapping all learning modalities and providing memory
techniques
Allows students to make connections with ease
Increase creative thinking
Improved test scores