The SEWBaD rules

Kids who are determined to achieve their learning goals are often helped by understanding how their brains work and how best to prepare them for learning. At Brain Day workshops they learn five rules – follow these and half the battle is already won. Why five? Brain compatible education concerns the ‘learnability’ of  material. Five […]

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Diet 2 Junk Diets, Junk Brains

Even in Bali you have probably heard ad nausea the bad press that junk food gets. If your meals arrive wrapped in plastic, straight from the microwave after being flash frozen or deep fried then you will already know you’re eating poorly. I am not going to repeat the bad news here – your waist […]

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Understanding Hormones of Mood

Teenagers are always curious about their behaviour. They say and do things constantly that surprise them and they want to know why. Dramatic changes are taking place in nearly every part of your body. Hormones are chemical ‘messengers’ released by parts of the body to control other parts and teenagers particularly seem to be at […]

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Water

In Bali’s warm climate even small movements may cause us to sweat. This is normal because the evaporation of sweat is our cooling system. When it is humid it takes longer for the sweat to evaporate so longer for us to cool down after exercise. Regular water intake is clearly essential to maintain this cooling […]

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Your Teenage Brain

If you’re a teenager in Bali many of the things you’re experiencing now are the same experiences as teenagers everywhere. You are going through massive changes. You are “adolescent” – neither child nor adult. One of the most common questions we deal with in Brain Day workshops is ‘What’s happening?’. Well, it all started when […]

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Sleep

If you are a teenager in Bali it’s likely you are having less sleep than your parents did at your age. The current generation of kids are getting an average of less than seven hours sleep each night. Kids used to average eight hours, so a whole night’s sleep per week has disappeared. Does this […]

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Exercise

  Exercise is a Brain Compatible Education strategy. In fact, having regular exercise is a no-brainer. The brain uses 20-30% of the oxygen taken into the body anyway, but increasing the blood flow increases the food, especially glucose, and oxygen supply to the brain. What food does is supply the energy and building blocks required […]

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