An Introduction to… Keeping the Brain in Mind! Effective Strategies for Excellent Instruction
Great teachers know not only what to do in the classroom, but why it works. This workshop will use brain-friendly, research-based learning to help you improve your instruction in the key areas of: the Learning Environment, Knowing Your Students, Planning Instruction, Delivering Instruction, and Assessment. Included in the workshop are brain basics, a model to understand student learning, strategies that increase learning, how to improve retention, incorporating humor, novelty and music in instruction, and free, quality online resources. In addition to a fast-paced, engaging and interactive workshop, that uses the strategies it teaches, you will leave with concise research-based information and techniques that you can use in your teaching tomorrow. Practical resources will be provided!
Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers, Administrators and Coaches
Presenter(s): Dr. Cheryl Moretz, Mr. Paul Sears and Mr. Matthew Carlin; TMI Education Brain-Based Specialists
Delivery Format: In-Person and Virtual/Livestream
Location: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – ChangeMaker PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the ChangeMaker PLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. ChangeMaker reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If ChangeMaker makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective ChangeMaker website event page. If ChangeMaker cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:
- a full refund;
- transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
- credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)
Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session: As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.
Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.
- Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
- Disable your video
- Mute your audio
- Do not communicate via the chat feature
- Do not upload an identifiable profile photo
Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.