Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH is a highly sought-after therapist, speaker, and change-maker. Weaving user-friendly brain science into everything she does, Jessica ignites both passion and know-how in audiences. Extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician and educator led her to create the resource and training platform BraveBrains. She partners with school districts and child welfare agencies around the world to unlock resilience in children and adults alike.
Jessica makes social emotional learning (SEL) practical, equipping parents and professionals with deeply trauma-informed tools. She is the author of the award-winning Riley the Brave series, Your Magic Backpack series, Your Amazing Brain, and Light Up the Learning Brain. She also shares her expertise as a contributor to magazines, blogs, and podcasts. Jessica lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and three busy boys.
This lively session will take a fresh look at the root of “bad behavior”—in students AND staff—and the brain processes involved. Your school days don’t have to be an endless cycle of frustration and dysregulation. Discover new strategies based on the latest neuroscience to increase learning opportunities, reduce negative behavior, and improve school culture!
No one likes feeling disrespected or dealing with a student’s automatic “no.” These hot-button behaviors frustrate teachers and overwhelm school resources, leading to broken relationships, interrupted learning, and negativity all around. While this painful cycle might feel inevitable, applying some user-friendly neuroscience can give you the power to break free.
Take some time to fill your tank! During this refreshing workshop, participants will practice brain-boosting habits that are easy to incorporate into hectic daily life. Plus, you will get some in-the-moment rescue strategies. Feel the difference in mind, body, and soul as you understand what is really happening inside, why it matters, and what you can do about it.
“Trauma-informed” has become a buzzword in education, often leaving teachers with more questions than answers. Discover the hopeful side of neuroscience, with plenty of user-friendly applications for all ages. Whether you’re a trauma novice or well-versed in research about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the brain, you won’t want to miss this uplifting learning experience.
Beginner and advanced options available.
The weight of stress and trauma can have a lasting impact. Take some time to dig into your metaphorical backpack and set aside the “books” you’re not meant to carry. Participants will practice concrete resilience-boosting strategies to help lighten the load for students and coworkers. Bring the experience back to your school community with adaptations for all ages!
Move beyond dry data and learn how to harness the science that is transforming the world of education! Popular author Jessica Sinarski will show you how to integrate this brain-building power into the classroom and beyond. Her user-friendly methods for teaching how the brain works—and why it matters!—are eye-opening, engaging, and valuable for students and staff alike.