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Neuroscience and Mind Hacks (Mindfulness Exercises) – Grades 6 – 8 – Fall 2021 and Winter 2022- 20 Weeks

Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 1:00PM Tuesday, March 22 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT


Heather Getson

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6 – 8

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1:00PM – 2:30PM (ET)


Fall 2021/Winter 2022


Tuesday, October 5 2021 @ 1:00PM EDT
Tuesday, March 22 2022 @ 2:30PM EDT
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5 people are attending Neuroscience and Mind Hacks (Mindfulness Exercises) – Grades 6 – 8 – Fall 2021 and Winter 2022- 20 Weeks

Pierson Schwartz Mila Smith

Our brains are truly fascinating! It is amazing to think of all the things our brains do in the span of a day. Understanding brain anatomy and functions of each brain region helps us to be mindful of our experiences. This class will focus on neuroanatomy and the neuroscience behind mindfulness.

This class will have plenty of hands-on activities and class discussions on topics. The instructor will provide instruction and guidance on topics. Students will keep a brain journal throughout class.

Students will:

  • Have an understanding of neuroanatomy
  • Be able to identify brain regions and activities that correlate with each region
  • Understand mirror neurons
  • Identify their emotional brain and triggers along with implement coping strategies
  • Understand how stress affects the brain and implement healthy stress responses
  • Identify differences in long-term and short-term memory
  • Have a deeper understanding of emotional intelligence

Weekly homework will typically consist of finishing journaling assignments or other assigned activities. It should take no more than one hour a week for homework assignments.

NOTE: Registration deadline is September 15, 2021.

There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.

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