Teach Students How Their Brains Work: How Executive Function, Self-Regulation and Mindset Can Help Them Learn


Speaker: Kathleen Kryza

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


SKU: 031716

Webinar Description

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We are at an exciting time in education when we understand so much more about how the brain learns. Now is the time to share these valuable insights with students so that they can learn and achieve more in your classroom.

Join Kathleen Kryza for an inspirational and practical 2-hour webinar on helping students build lifelong learning skills based on the research on self-regulation, executive function and mindset. This webinar is appropriate for all grade levels, K-12.

Kathleen is passionate about helping teachers turn theory into doable classroom practice. She will show you how to apply the research of Carol Dweck (Mindsets: The New Psychology of Success) and Jack Naglieri and Tulio Otero on executive function and PASS Theory (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, Successive). The smarter your students “think,” the more they will take charge of their own learning and achievement during these critical years!

Webinar Topics:

  • The connection between the brain and executive function
  • Strategies to help students develop growth-mindset thinking and get away from fixed-mindset thinking
  • How metacognition is key to building executive function skills
  • Techniques for teaching students of all ages to be metacognitive
  • How to teach strategies about mindsets and self-regulation so that students are empowered to take charge of their own learning lives
  • Self-assessments that help students become more aware of mindsets and skill sets
  • Experiences of teachers and students in real schools and classrooms that have focused on changing mindsets

3 reviews for Teach Students How Their Brains Work: How Executive Function, Self-Regulation and Mindset Can Help Them Learn

  1. 5 out of 5


    Excellent presentation and extra resources provided to dig deeper…

    Christine Morris, Thames Valley District School Board, London, Ontario

  2. 5 out of 5


    It will help me teach students about their brains and how they can use them…mindset plus skill set = results, effort = smarter.

    Marianne Masters, Elk Point Elementary School, Elk Point, Alberta

  3. 5 out of 5


    We made charts to show the two forms of mindset and discussed them with our first grade children!

    Melinda McDill, Special Projects, Instructional Service Center, Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO

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About the Speaker

Kathleen Kryza

Kathleen Kryza is a master teacher and an outstanding international presenter/coach/consultant. Over the past 30 years, Kathleen has worked with thousands of teachers on a wide range of topics, including differentiated instruction, mindsets and metacognition, co-teaching and brain-based teaching. She is passionate, informed and committed to providing transformative professional development for schools and districts around the world.

Kathleen’s extensive  K-12 teaching experience includes special education students ,gifted and talented students and general education students. She has worked closely with students of varying socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds at both the secondary and elementary levels.

Kathleen is the co-author of Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom (Inspiring Learners Press, 2011) and the following books published by Corwin Press: Inspiring Secondary Learners (2007); Inspiring Elementary Learners (2008); Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009); and Winning Strategies for Test Taking. Kathleen is featured in the video, Differentiating Instruction in the Intermediate Grades, Bureau of Education and Research (2008).


Frequently Asked Questions

How does a webinar work?

It’s simple. On the day of the event, you click on the link we provide. Enter your name and email address and you’re in! If your computer has good audio, the audio will be streamed to your computer along with the PowerPoint presentation. If your computer does not have audio, a phone number is provided so that you can access the audio by speaker phone.

How many can access the event per registration?

Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?

Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?

Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar.