BrainWise Blog

Use Your Wizard Brain over Your Lizard Brain!

"BrainWise - Stop and Think" summarizes our program in three words. The 10 Wise Ways help all individuals-as young a five as well as adults-learn skills that help them prevent problems and cope with the many situations that cause life...

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The Importance of Teaching the Constellation of Support

Blake, Sawyer, Anahi and Montzerrath are BrainWise teen mentors who created lessons for fourth graders that reinforce the Constellation of Support. Their examples used characters from "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Toy Story." The characters were already familiar to the students which...

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Wise Way #2: Build a Strong Constellation of Support

In May 2018, health insurer Cigna published the results of a survey conducted with 20,000 U.S. adults aged 18 or older.  It found that nearly half of all Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone. Forty-seven percent report feeling left...

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Teen Mentors Reinforce Wise Way Number 1

A newly created BrainWise lesson uses the human hand to represent the physical parts of the brain we teach in Wise Way #1.  The hand brain parallels the brain drawing in the curriculum and depicts the relay center/thalamus (blue), the...

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Denver Kids Staff Teaches BrainWise

Denver Kids, Inc. is a premier prevention program with a 73-year history of success helping high-risk children in grades 3-12 in Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate from high school. Today, Denver Kids serves more than 900 students in 160 schools....

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