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Get Focused With Midline Brain Exercises (Helpful for ADHD, Anxiety, and More)

Learn midline brain exercises that can be done before, during, or after school to increase focus for classes, sports, chores, and more.
Mrs. Hoban
21 total reviews for this teacher
11 reviews for this class
Completed by 42 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to focus their minds on the task at hand. 
They will learn about our body planes (midlines) and practice four different brain exercise options. 
We will discuss which exercises may be used depending on the surroundings and situations so they can make the best decisions for refocusing or staying calm in the moment. 
For the past few years I have researched how to help my students and my own children focus on and complete tasks assigned to them. My son has ADHD inattentive type and sees a functional neurologist who has taught us various brain exercises that help my son to focus throughout the day. In addition to what he has taught us, I have attended professional development conferences, read books on brain balance, and learned through searching articles and videos. I am currently enrolled in a course that is further training me on the specifics of helping students with Executive Function for attention, memory, and self-regulation. 

For years I have taught my 2nd graders various brain exercises to help them focus throughout the day. They love feeling that sense of control. I can't even count the number of times my administrators and colleagues have commented on how focused and successful my students are in class. Once you help to understand how the brain works, the rest can start to fall into place.
Each exercise takes only about 1 minute to complete! 
Ideally, the learner will complete a brain exercise each morning to prepare for a successful day. Then, simply follow through by recognizing when they are losing focus or feeling unsettled or anxious throughout the day, and using the new skills learned to appropriately bring their concentration back. Notice if the days are more productive when doing brain exercises versus not doing them.
A yardstick OR broom handle OR long paint-stirring stick... anything lightweight and solid that is close to 3 feet long (or slightly more than shoulder-width) and can be held in both hands and easily lifted into the air. A small space to perform standing exercises.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Throughout the class, I will provide feedback about their positioning and form while performing each exercise. Through discussion, I will make sure they understand the most useful situations for these brain exercises.
30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.


Mrs. Hoban
Lives in the United States
Elementary School Teacher of 23 years
21 total reviews
28 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am here to help and encourage your children in their educational journey. I feel it is important for my students to understand not only what they are learning, but WHY they are learning it. I have been teaching in public school for 23... 
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