NEUROSCIENCE FOR SOCIALLY INNOVATIVE EDUCATION
Neuroscience-based growth mindset and social-emotional training for teachers and parents to help students become bold, empathic, innovative thinkers.
CREATE INNOVATORS, NOT FACTORY WORKERS
Today's economy is focused on innovation and contribution:
Students must become flexible, empathic thinkers, who can adapt to constantly changing environments - including diverse cultural and social perspectives.
Today's New Economy favors those who contribute to larger, meaningful purposes that improve social conditions and tackle today's toughest societal challenges.
Students need to learn how to 'drive their brain' to build the 'mental, social and emotional muscles' needed to stand out and disrupt the status quo.
HOW POTENTIAL REMAINS HIDDEN
The mindsets and behaviors of teachers and parents can negatively and directly affect children's brain architecture, neurobiology and behavior.
Through biofeedback and mirror neuron processes, children's potential is blocked when children are regularly in the presence of adults who:
- have fixed mindsets
- are poor regulators of their stress and emotions
- do not activate diverse brain activity by experiencing multiple perspectives and learning about new areas and skills they are not familiar with
HOW POTENTIAL IS REVEALED
The level of AGENCY, EMPATHY and PURPOSE adults demonstrate directly affect children's behavior and brain development.
When parents and teachers:
- learn the science behind growth mindsets, they increase their belief in their own ability, and students' ability to figure things out (AGENCY)
- increase their Emotional Intelligence, they are better able to understand their own and others' emotions (EMPATHY)
- are willing to look deeper than surface behavior, they are able to seek solutions to root causes (PURPOSE)
When parents and teachers internalize these factors, they then model biofeedback and behavior that spark creative, healthy brain activity in children.
That adults can model and teach children how to use their brains more intentionally and creatively.
That teachers, parents and school staff can contribute to a new generation of brave, flexible and compassionate thinkers by learning the mechanics behind emotions, neurobiology, mindfulness and social and emotional learning.