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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In this one-time class, students will learn about three important brain parts: the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus as well as the unique jobs each one has. We will discuss what happens in the brain when we get upset using Dr. Dan Siegel's "Hand Model" of the brain. Through discussion, visuals, reflection, and practice opportunities, students will gain a greater understanding of what happens in the brain when we experience BIG emotions. Students will also learn 6 Coping...
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 enrollmentProvided 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.
Certified Mindfulness Instructor
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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...