Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University
Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., ISMHI Director
Christy Gauss, M.S.W., ISMHI Facilitator
This video, published by Sesame Street with Common, Colbie Caillat, and Elmo, helps teach how to calm down and take deep breaths in stressful situations. (2:25 minutes)
A Hamilton Southeastern student and the district’s superintendent discuss Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, her work, and the large brains she created. (2:21 minutes)
Teacher Kyle Schwartz discusses how a simple lesson transformed her entire view of teaching. (12:49 minutes)
This video published by the Momentous Institute explains the game Pass the Cup, which helps students practice focused attention. (4:01 minutes)
Students at Leo Elementary School students pledge to be kind to each other and it has had a huge impact on school climate and social-emotional learning.
This article, by Michael McKnight, discusses the concept of resilience and provides ideas on how teachers can help their students foster resilience.
In this article, Dr. Lori Desautels discusses why brain breaks and focused attention practices are important and provides different examples of both.
The 15 best mindfulness and relaxation apps for kids with anxiety are discussed in this blog post from Parenting Chaos.
12 tips for using the movie “Inside Out” to teach students about the brain, emotions, and themselves.
The Middle School Kindness Challenge, from the School Superintendents Association, helps foster social emotion development and improve school climate in middle schools.
Strategies from the Butler University Applied Neuroscience Department.
Presence Learning presents this resource kit designed by Dr. Lori Desautels that can help teachers learn how to best teach their students Brain Aligned Strategies.
This Dual Think Sheet encourages students and adults to work through their conflicts together by answering these guided questions. Click or Tap Image To View […]
The 2 x 10 Strategy is a strategy to develop positive and personal relationships with the most challenging students.
The case for amygdala first aid stations and how teachers can successfully utilize them.
This resource lists videos, websites, and books that teachers and parents can use to help children calm their stress-response.
This resource contains cards to create a focused attention card deck.
This resource contains cards to create a brain interval card deck.
This resource contains a positive referral sheet, which can be used by teachers to give their students positive feedback.
This is a list of questions and statements to use to help students feel validated, heard, and understood.
For more information on Brain-Aligned Strategies, visit these websites.