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Health & Wellness

Brain Warriors: R.I.S.E, Reset & Refocus

R.I.S.E is an easy to learn wellness sequence that uses exercise, breathing, and other self-care practices to help reset the brain's ability to focus, learn, stay motivated and make positive and healthy choices.
Lisa Harris, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
202 total reviews for this teacher
14 reviews for this class
Completed by 44 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
6-9
year olds
1-8
learners per class
per learner

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Students will learn when, where, how, and why to use the following 4 self-care activities that help to reset and refocus their brain: 
 
1.  Hydration to keep the brain-fog away and help revitalize a tired, cranky, or unmotivated mood.  
2.  Moving the way we are designed to move to make us strong in both the inside and the outside.  Moving helps us to reset our moods and our focus, and it is very important for keeping our brain strong and healthy too.
3.  Mindful breathing to saturate our brain with oxygen and help us learn to focus on the present moment.  
4.  Strong empowering words to help us be our best selves.
The quick version of my background is that I’m a retired first grade teacher and reading specialist (after 34 years!), as well as a certified yoga instructor living in Southern California with my husband and adorable “teacher's pet” Buddy.

But, the story of how I became “The Brain Lady” began when I discovered the incredible science of neuroplasticity while studying yoga anatomy during advanced certifications.

Diving into a lay-person's study of neuroscience, I learned (and continue to learn) so many things that you might think an elementary school teacher should already know about the brain -  and they definitely SHOULD!  I learned how memory works, the way that physical movement affects learning, wellness habits that affect the ability to focus, make decisions and self-regulate, how a child’s early developmental movement patterns affect learning, and so much more!  Surprisingly, none of my teacher training included this information - even though I attended a prestigious teachers college focused on developmental learning practices.

Armed with this knowledge, I began to step-outside-the-boxes I felt confined to as a public school teacher, and to teach based on neuroscience instead of mandated curriculum or traditional practices.   

Using what I'd learned about the brain, and my many years of classroom experience, I developed a highly motivating and actionable wellness sequence called R.I.S.E. and quickly discovered that my students were showing increased focus, improved memory and retention of information, better self-regulation, fewer behavioral issues and consistently high attendance.  My students thrived while using The R.I.S.E Sequence! 

The incredibly empowering part of learning how our brain works is discovering that we are more in control than we think, and we CAN change our own brain, increase our potential for achievement, health and happiness.  This is especially important for children to understand.

I knew that it was The R.I.S.E Sequence that was impacting student's brains in positive ways, and I wasn’t ready to leave all of my methods and enthusiasm for brain science behind when I retired.  So that’s why I teach on Outschool now, and I look forward to making an impact on learners from around the world!  
Homework suggestion:  
After learning the sequence basics, use the FREE copy of the sequence bookmark (attachment in classroom) and have your child write or draw the R.I.S.E activities that they loved so they can use this version of the wellness sequence throughout the week. 
Your child can use their "notes" and adapt The R.I.S.E Sequence to use anywhere from one minute to thirty minutes when they need a "brain reset" or learning break during the rest of their week. 
a water bottle safe space to move
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Does the learner begin to adopt the 4 wellness activities naturally into their daily routines?  
That's the best way to see learning!
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
No sensitive content.  
Note:  This class involves movement and should be supervised appropriately.  Your learner will need a safe open space, free from furniture and other objects that could cause injury.  Students may participate with or without footwear as long as the space is free of debris.  A water bottle will also be needed for this class.  No physical warm-up is needed.

Teacher

Lisa Harris, M.Ed. Reading Specialist
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Learn to read or empower YOUR brain with The Brain Lady!
202 total reviews
183 completed classes

About Me

The quick version of my background is that I’m a retired first grade teacher and reading specialist (after 34 years!), as well as a certified yoga instructor living in Southern California with my husband and adorable “teacher's pet” Buddy.

But,... 
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