Brain Boss: How to Control Emotions by Learning About the Brain
Using a combination of brain science and emotional resilience, this one-time course teaches students about the brain, how it affects emotions, and different calming techniques that can be used for independent regulation.
Amber Selin, M. Ed
155 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 716 learners
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45 minute class
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In this one-time class, students will learn how to control their emotions by gaining a greater understanding of the brain and how it correlates with feelings and reactions. We will discuss three different parts of the brain, their jobs, how they connect to our emotions, and different strategies that can be used when we are feeling upset. Through modeling, pictures, games, a book ("A World of Pausabilities" by Frank J. Sileo), and practice opportunities, students will gain a greater...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, and the hippocampus and their jobs within the brain. They will understand what different emotions could look like and how our brain can send stress signals to our body when feeling overly emotional. Students will be able to identify different calming strategies that can be used to return to a regulated state.
Independent Work Following Class: Choice Sort Worksheet
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Amber Selin, M. Ed
Elementary School Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
155 total reviews
228 completed classes
Hello! My name is Amber Selin. I am an elementary teacher in Idaho with a background in teaching everything from math and reading to safety and emotional regulation. I have a Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Trauma and Resilience...