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Running on Empty
Transcript of Running on Empty
Random Important Fact Time:
The human brain is only 3% of your total body mass, occupies every aspect of your life, and consumes 20% of all energy you take in.
What are the signs?
Lack of motivation
Reacts vs. responds
Sources of stress
poor student relationships
expectations vs. reality
The choice is (y)ours.
Humour...laugh, share your humanity
to them via stories, pics, videos
Are you in the driver's seat when it comes to issues of mental health of your learners?
How about yourself?
Brain based research shows that when someone feels threatened, tired, hungry or stressed, they are incapable of learning.
Have you ever noticed this in your class or staffroom?
Are these signs
you've seen before?
Are there others?
Let's discuss with an activity.
How full is your tank?
Is it important to manage emotional stress?
Negative states and disengagement contribute to lower cognitive performance (Matthews et al. 2002).
Positive states improve performance on many cognitive tasks
(Ashby et al 1999).
Evidence suggests that when students feel good about the teacher and learning, achievement rises.
Sources of stress for Staff
You do not
have to solve the problem all the time. You may be the only person who took the time to care.
Useful resources for further info
Further online resources
All it takes is 10 Mindful Minutes http://ed.ted.com/on/xe6qIs0t
Are the problems...
Put on the back burner?
In other words it is the single most important part of your existence. And when it is hurt, or in distress, it will impact everything and everyone.
underestimate the power of encouragement.