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Brain 1st Version 2.0:  Ready for Our New Reality
09 September 2020
Brain 1st Version 2.0: Ready for Our New Reality

THERE ARE A LOT OF MOVING PARTS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL. How can we make it easier on our teachers, parents, students and children as we navigate between changes at home, in school, and everything in between? Give them the tools to self-regulate, focus, understand their emotions, and be better humans. We’ve worked hard over […]

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Try This Physical Literacy Activity at Home!
06 July 2020
Try This Physical Literacy Activity at Home!

Looking for activities to do with your kids over the summer? Kevin Dieleman, our Director of Physical Literacy, has provided a fun activity you can do with your kids at home to help them develop strong foundational movement skills while at home. This activity can be conducted indoors or outdoors and requires minimal equipment. Enjoy! […]

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Working together to bring Brain 1st to students, virtually.
20 May 2020
Working together to bring Brain 1st to students, virtually.

The rise of COVID-19 has provided teachers with a new challenge: to create a plan that ensures continuity of learning through distance education. Questions about best teaching practices and how students can access resources are ideas we are here to face together. Below are some ideas on how teachers can bring Brain 1st to students as we practice social distancing. As most teachers […]

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Reference Materials
04 May 2020
Reference Materials

This list provides some of our favourite reference material so you can learn more about the proven concepts used in the Brain 1st Program! Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition.By Eric R. Kandel (Editor), James H. Schwartz (Editor) & Thomas Jessel (Editor) A Teacher’s Window into the Child’s Mind and papers from the Institute for […]

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Stay grounded in times of high emotion
23 April 2020
Stay grounded in times of high emotion

As schools close due to COVID-19, we are all making an effort to adapt into a new, foreign territory where we may be faced with moments of difficulty and unsettling emotion. Below you will find four quick tips to help bring a sense of calm into times of stress and discomfort so we have the […]

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Brain 1st on Global BC1
21 April 2020
Brain 1st on Global BC1

Last week Brain 1st Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder Laura Dieleman was on Global BC1 to discuss how parents, teachers, and students are dealing with the change in response to COVID-19, and how Brain 1st can be a positive resource to help support some of the pressures being faced. See the interview here.

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Ways you can use Brain 1st instantly in your classroom or home
01 April 2020
Ways you can use Brain 1st instantly in your classroom or home

It can be difficult to start a new routine. Below we have provided ideas when to schedule in your student or child’s Brain 1st sessions, to make their wellness easy and effective part of the day! As a brain warm up in the morning to get your students settled, focused, and ready to learn As […]

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