Unit 4: Empower (How, part 2)

Invite

Note: the following video and quiz are to be viewed between the hours of 5:00-7:00 am or 10:00-11:59 pm.

Youtube-iconWatch the following video (only the section from from 18:30-19:50).

quizTake the following quiz.

Describe what the speaker means by "long-range connectivity" in the brain:
What is the "global neural workspace?":
What are neuron receptors?:

After taking the quiz, click here to reveal some background information

How well do you think you did with that quiz? Was your body well-regulated and your brain engaged enough to understand the information? Would you have done better at a different point in the day? Would you have done better with some food and drink in your body?

The point of this exercise, as you may have realized by now, was not to understand the information in the video. Instead, the exercise is a tiny glimpse into how our body chemistry affects our ability to perform cognitive tasks.

Inform

Video 1: Engaging Food Battles

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Video 2: Giving Voice to Our Children

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Video 3: Sharing Power

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Video 4: Understanding Sensory Processing

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Investigate

cameraChoose one children’s classroom at your congregation, and go on a photo-taking tour. Snap photos of anything on the room (e.g., loud speakers, a flushing toilet, a cabinet full of food, etc.) that might cause distress in some children.

Illustrate

docWrite a short summary of how this lesson’s concepts and principles apply to situations in the classroom you toured. Imagine the room full of children, and then imagine the behaviors you might observe in that scenario. Discuss how some items in the room might be modified to better serve children from hard places.

Classroom Tour Analysis:

Inspire

Spend one or two minutes in silence, but allow all your senses to fully engage. As you have thoughts from the lesson or related topics, lift them up to God.

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