Teaching Brains In Poverty


Many students come from environments in poverty. Neuroscience shows how this brain develops, adapts and learns. New research suggests that exercise can directly counterbalance the ill effects of poverty. This dynamic, interactive presentation lists characteristics of brains in poverty and demonstrates strategies and activities that prepare the brain for optimal learning.

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  1. Participants will gain insight into the development of brains in poverty.
  2. Participants will gain a general understanding of brain function, brain development and learning differences.
  3. Participants will obtain activities and strategies that prepare the brain for learning.