Seminar Detail

Executive Function in the Classroom: 30 Cognitive-Motor Activities to Improve Attention, Memory & Self Regulation
Executive Function in the Classroom: 30 Cognitive-Motor Activities to Improve Attention, Memory & Self Regulation

Where:   ST CLOUD, MN

When:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Teaching students how they think, learn and behave empowers them to play an active role in their own learning. When children with ADHD, anxiety, learning differences, oppositional tendencies and disinterest in school are taught how to be “Cognitive Scientists” coaching their own brains to plan, prioritize, attend and remember, they become more invested in school and motivated to learn.

Taking the mystery out of executive functions by showing students how to learn more efficiently while calming their defensive brains leads to better concentration, improved attention, higher academic achievement and competent social-emotional skills.

In this workshop, Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., pediatric psychologist, author and international educator, will teach you how to integrate the newest research in neuroscience, kinesiology and education for kids to learn more efficiently. You will discover over 30 developmentally progressive cognitive-exercises, worksheets and activities to enliven your classroom. Learn how to improve cognition, enhance learning and empower children to be better thinkers with motor movement, sequencing, attending, self-regulation and memory activities.

Dress comfortably, as we will be moving to think and calming to learn with balls, body percussion, rhythm activities, yoga and music.
Objectives:

  1. Implement research-based activities educators, teachers and school psychologist can use to improve thinking, self-regulation and behavior.
  2. Characterize the relationship between cognition and motor movement.
  3. Explore bringing physical activity back to the classroom with neurocognitive activities.
  4. Practice over 30 activities you can do to help children with ADHD, dyslexia, ODD, sensory processing challenges, dyspraxia, anxiety and behavioral issues.
  5. Evaluate the integration of computer-based cognition skills training and motor movement activities.
  6. Choose how to enhance collaboration and cooperation in your classroom by teaching children applied neuroscience research.
OUTLINE

What You Need to Know about Movement and Cognition
  • Explore new neuroscience + kinesiology + education research
  • Teach children how the brain is built – manage their 3-part brains
  • Define & teach executive functions to children
  • Embodied cognition – learning is a whole-body experience
  • Bring daily physical activity into the classroom
Current Research on the Role of Movement in Learning
  • Physical activity improves health and academic achievement
  • Types of exercise that improve executive function
  • How to Implement a movement schedule
  • Using collaboration and student creativity to improve behavior
Activities, Tools and Strategies

Alerting, Attending and Energizing
  • March Match
  • Find The Pulse
  • Clap & Tap
  • I’m a Star
  • Over the Line in 4/4 time
  • The Little Jane Fonda
  • Wave Jump
  • Switch Tasks
  • Clap, Snap, Tap
  • Rhythm and Rhyme
  • Body Percussion
  • Pretend Drums
Self-Regulation
  • The difference between self-regulation and self-control
  • Task demands and perceived stress
  • Stressor identification & arousal states
  • Slowing down for better cognitive control
    • Keeping the marshmallow in the middle
    • Entrainment and Synchrony
    • Entrain me (Walk & Bounce with me)
    • Co-Regulation – Swing, sway, sing
    • Meditation and Mindfulness
    • The Music Carpet Ride
    • Middle C OHM
    • Head, Shoulders, Hips & Knees
    • Tai Chi
    • Pretend Balance Beam
    • Yogivate in ACTIVATE
    • Rhythm Ball
    • 3, 5, 7, 9 For Calming in Time
    • Mirroring with Big Ben
Attention/Memory
  • The BIG 3 – attention, working memory & self-control
    • Having a Ball!
    • ACTIVATE
    • The Secret is The Sequence
    • The Parts of the Task Game
    • Cognitive Conversations
    • The THINK Cards
    • My Attention Engine
    • Play Math
Behavior
  • Anxiety, agitation and hopefulness
  • What to say, think and do when children are escalating
  • The power of self-talk
    • Who’s Jelly Beans Am I Holding?
    • The Purpose Circle
    • What’s In It For Me?
    • Anger and Perceived Loss
    • Anger Mountain
    • My Anger Manager
    • I’ll Give This 10
Target Audience

  • Educators
  • Special Educators
  • Psychologist
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Other Helping Professionals

LYNNE KENNEY, PSYD

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is the nation’s leading pediatric psychologist in the development of classroom cognitive-physical activity programs for students grades K-6. Dr. Kenney develops curriculum, programming, and activities to improve children’s cognition through coordinative cognitive-motor movement, executive function skill-building strategies, and social-emotional learning.

Dr. Kenney has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor - UCLA/UCLA Medical School. She holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education from the University of Southern California and a Doctorate in Psychology from Pepperdine.

Dr. Kenney’s books include, 70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning and Behavior with Rebecca Comizio (PESI, 2016), the Social-Emotional Literacy program, Bloom Your Room™ (Mrs. Beetle's Books, 2017), Musical Thinking™ (Unhooked Books, 2016), and Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids with Wendy Young (Unhooked Books, 2015). Her professional development platform, The Kinetic Classroom, brings executive function education and cognitive-motor movement to educators and clinicians worldwide.

Since 1985, Dr. Kenney has worked as an educator in community service from the inner cities of Los Angeles to national organizations such as the Neurological Health Foundation, Understood.org, HandsOn Phoenix, and Points of Light (Generation On). She values closing the education gap in poverty and enjoys working with Title I schools.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney maintains a private practice. She is an author for St. Lynn’s Press, Better Life Media, Inc., and Move 2 Think, LLC. Dr. Kenney is the creator of The Family Coach Method. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Lynne Kenney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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