By Michael A Scaddan

This advisor converts present findings on mind examine into enjoyable and powerful ideas for introducing brain-compatible studying and bettering try out ends up in the K–12 lecture room.

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Use the lyrics of well-known songs to accentuate the message. • Write songs about the topic using well-known tunes. • Stand on a chair to deliver point of view. • Wear a period costume. • Repeat the main points as a pledge in an emotional voice. • Have students write a short note about their learning. Mail the notes back to them at a later date. • Use taste and aromas to create mood. • Use a train whistle, chimes, or buzzer to introduce an important point. • Allow students to present information through art, drama, technology, or traditional methods.

After the age of ten, most negative messages are received by internal thought processes rather than external comment (Parker, 1993). This information, this perception, this self-belief, is stored in the auto-pilot. The external result is that we then begin to act out the messages that the nonconscious has accepted (Kehoe, 1999). We can see this in action when the skilled hypnotist plants a suggestion in the mind of a volunteer. Through suggestion the hypnotist is able to change people’s actions and have them behave in another way.

These are more factual and easier to answer. • Use “I” statements about how you were affected. However, avoid the “I want you to” statements since these are controlling and do not promote growth. Instead, explore possibilities of what the student is going to do to rectify the situation. This may require coaching. • Have clear consequences for the student’s action that are seen as fair because a clear “why” is provided. “The reason that we cannot have this behavior is because . . and therefore .

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