Life Skills

Understanding the Brain: How to Manage BIG Emotions When We Flip Our Lid

This one-time class teaches students about three important brain parts (prefrontal cortex, amygdala, hippocampus), their unique jobs, why we have emotional reactions, and coping strategies they can use when BIG emotions come to visit.
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35 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass 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

This class is taught in English.
Students will be able to name each brain part and the job it does.
Students will be able to label the parts of their "Hand Brain" and demonstrate what "Flipping Their Lid" looks like using Dr. Dan Siegel's hand model of the brain.
Students will gain an understanding of why we have emotional reactions.
Students will learn a variety of coping strategies to help them go from a dysregulated state back to calm.
 4 files available upon enrollment
Provided in the materials for this class are: Coping Strategies, Parts of The Brain Worksheet (differentiated for older learners and younger learner), and Mind Jar Instructions.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


About Me

Hello! My name is Erin. I am Certified Mindfulness Instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience.

I have always had a passion for helping kids. As a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, I saw how self-compassion, empathy, and... 
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