De-escalation with Habits of Mind

 

Many situations in life can be overwhelming and overstimulate your brain. When this occurs it is a sign that your brain needs a rest.

This video will help you learn more about getting from your downstairs brain to your upstairs brain through the use of five Habits of Mind. And, giving your body and mind the rest it deserves.

As teachers, we can encourage autonomous learning through habits of mind. Everything from what it looks, sounds, and feels like. By guiding students to discover Habits of Mind – along with connections to ownership of their learning – increases success far beyond the classroom.

 

 

This animation is part of a YouTube Channel that high school teacher and Habits of Mind Consultant Daniel Vollrath has developed to engage students directly with Habits of Mind. Click here to view and subscribe to his channel.

Read more about the upstairs brain and downstairs brain.

 

Daniel Vollrath is a special education teacher and professional developer for the Institute for Habits of Mind. The Habits of Mind are the focal point in everything Dan does within his curriculum and instruction. Weaving strategies and activities that instill these 16 productive behaviors into his instruction has made an impact on his students’ success. You can reach Dan via email: danvollrath44@gmail.com.