BG 401 – old

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401 Teacher Practicum

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Designed for those who wish to develop and successfully teach Brain Gym in a class or private format. Provides instruction in theory, teaching methods, and procedures, and development of an action plan for achieving professional goals.

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  • Brain Gym 101 twice
  • Optimal Brain Organization 201
  • Edu-K In Depth 301
  • 96 hours of electives (outside of North America may be different)
  • 14 credits of Anatomy or Kinesiology (e.g. Touch for Health)
  • Completed required case studies and balances
How do I prepare for this course?

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In the past, I recommended keeping a binder with all certificates, rosters, case study forms and logs, etc. Now I’d suggest an online folder like Dropbox or Google Drive. Track what you do, even if you don’t know the end goal, yet. After 20 years I still enjoy reading the feedback on my first case study forms. My favorite was: “What does ‘easy’ mean to you, Cindy? Is there another word that might be more specific?”

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  • Gather your favorite creative ideas for Brain Gym® 101: visuals (ppt), fun teaching props, handouts, ideas for teaching the Brain Gym® concepts, resources you’ve gathered. You will be presenting some of the Brain Gym concepts during the course.
  • Prepare a powerpoint if you will be using one.
  • Prepare a sample flier for peer review.
  • Prepare a 30 minute section of a pseudo introduction. Set the context of audience, length of intro/inservice, basic outline and then specific activities for that 30 minutes.

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fade-leftfade-rightIn this Brain Gym® Teacher Practicum Course, You Will…

  • Present

    the Brain Gym movements and concepts in a cooperative and creative manner

  • Apply

    a variety of facilitation techniques based on one’s own and others’ learning preferences

  • Resource

    best practices for adult education, Brain Gym® 101 Handbook and Brain Gym® Teacher Edition (2010)

  • Embody

    the drawing out model, appropriate language intention, and noticing

  • Prepare

    outlines and lessons for Brain Gym® 101 and shorter introductory workshops

  • Identify

    business goals, strengths and opportunities for growth

  • Learn

    the administrative aspects of running a business, including teaching BG101

July

27

  • Monday, July 27
  • 10 AM – 5:30 PM Central

July

29

  • Wednesday, July 29
  • 10 AM – 5:30 PM Central

July

31

  • Friday, July 31
  • 10 AM – 5:30 PM Central
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July

28

  • Tuesday, July 28
  • 10 AM – 5:30 PM Central

July

30

  • Thursday, July 30
  • 10 AM – 5:30 PM Central
$600
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This is a 32 hour course; all 5 days are required. COVID-19 Sliding Fee allows you to choose a price point between full & half price. 

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Brain Gym really opened my eyes to a different way of thinking and moving forward with the students. Letting them choose what they want to practice for helping themselves is totally revolutionary for me.   

Adult Learner

This is a good evidence-based approach.

Occupational Therapist

About the Instructor

International Faculty Cindy Goldade brings a playful, yet balanced, whole brain approach to her teaching. As an interactive adult educator and homeschooling mother, Cindy lives and breathes this work every day. She brings a lot of online teaching experience to this course. 

 



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For more information about the Brain Gym® program and/or learning opportunities, please visit the Brain Gym® website. For this course, click the button.

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