Brain & Autonomic Nervous System
SEL Competencies
Yoga
Potpurri
Trauma
100

These characteristics are present in this type of brain: open to new information, is calm, peaceful, curious, & realizes mistakes are a part of learning.




What is the learning brain? 

100

This competency focuses on applying tools to manage one’s emotions and the ability to use calming strategies.


What is self-management?

100

These are the results of this practice: improved self-awareness, self-regulation, mental health, academic performance, resiliency, motor skills, decision-making.

What is a consistent yoga practice? 

100

The result of this practice occurs when students learn best when they feel safe and supported by the adults around them.

What is being trauma-informed? 

100

These are some of the effects: Can impair learning, attention, memory, cognition (critical thinking), behavior, feelings

What are some effects of trauma?


200

This is responsible for memory and learning; like miracle grow for the brain

What is BDNF? 

200

This competency focuses on identifying connections between thoughts, feelings, values and having a growth mindset.

What is self-awareness?

200

These are referred to as what type of tools: Conscious breathing, brain breaks, yoga poses, relaxation?

What are some yoga tools? 

200

These are some considerations for this type of lesson planning: predictable, empowering, uses language of inquiry, provides option to observe

What is trauma-informed lesson planning?

200

This practice helps students learn how to find safety in their bodies, to tolerate uncomfortable and pleasurable sensations, become aware of their internal state & how it affects thoughts, feelings, behavior.

What is trauma-informed yoga? 

300

These characteristics are present in this type of brain: hyper-focused on threat, black and white thinking; fears mistakes and being called on.

What is the survival brain?



300

This competency focuses on showing empathy and compassion for others, especially from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

What is social awareness?

300

This can be used in a classroom to help students reset. Items may include calming tools, coloring pages, coping skills list, etc.)

What is a peace(ful)/calming corner?

300

This is the cost to build the original Spoede building.

What is $70,000?

300

Some of the types are: Shock, Developmental, Intergenerational, Historical, Collective

What are five types of trauma?


400

These occur in this part of the ANS: Rest and digest, slower heart rate, activates freeze response.

What is the Parasympathetic Nervous System? 

400

This competency focuses on developing positive relationship skills and learning problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

What is relationship skills?

400

This calming technique helps one recenter and provides a sense of calm, safety, and security.

What is grounding?

400

This current staff member has been at Spoede the longest. 

What is Jennifer Johnson? 

400

This is how long can it take for a body to metabolize adrenaline.


What is 45 minutes to one hour?

500

These occur in this part of the ANS: fight/flight response, perceived threat; physiological changes in the body (increased heart rate, adrenalin, etc.).

What is the Sympathetic Nervous System?

500

This competency focuses on social/behavior norms and constructs including following expectations as well as making good choices. 

What is responsible decision making?

500

The goal of this practice is to increase awareness to help regulate emotions.

What is yoga?

500

This technique is used help de-escalate from the alarm state.

What is PAGE?


500

These strategies help with this type of response: allow time to cool off (provide calming space, corner); offer to meet basic needs (snack, water, bathroom); suggest strategies to help regulate (breath, yoga poses); Chanting affirmations; Synchronicity- binaural beats.

What is a trauma response? 

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