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25+ Empirically-Based Thinking, Learning, Social-Emotional & Self-Regulation Activities to Bring Kindness and Calm to Classrooms & Schools

Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D. and Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017  |  Webinar

!  Important Notice:

Registration and earlybird rates will be available until February 21, 2017.

Date & Location

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Classes are delivered weekly as well as FULLY ON-DEMAND 24 hours a day from January 31 – March 7, 2017. Take each class at your convenience, interact with the authors weekly on a private Facebook page and LIVE on Google Hangouts twice.

Weekly Air Dates:
Session 1 – Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Session 2 – Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Session 3 – Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Session 4 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Session 5 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Session 6 – Tuesday, March 7, 2017

3:00pm – 5:00pm PST

Workshop Description

Bloom Brainsmarts™ Training (12 hrs online)

Teachers & clinicians are looking for empirically-based methods of intervention to enhance thinking, self-regulation and social-interaction skills for better learning and behavior in academic settings. While many schools are now using tiered interventions with the goal of individualized responses to children’s behavioral and learning needs, most of these interventions are layered upon children who are missing many foundational skills. New research shows that there are “precursor” skills such as core executive functions, internal calming skills and social-emotional skills that are central to educating struggling students.

A study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published in the American Journal of Public Health 2015, found that kindergartners who demonstrated greater social competence, were more likely to reach higher levels of education and higher-paying jobs and less likely to drop out of school or need government assistance. Further, studies show that up to 25% of students exhibit behaviorally disruptive actions in school and concerns continue over student underachievement particularly in poverty.  We now have the scientific knowledge to reduce teacher stress and improve student outcomes.

In today’s complicated educational era where fundamental opportunities for effective thinking skills, healthy self-regulation skills, and social skills are often missing, it is essential for us to inform our practical interventions with science.  One thing we know from the literature is that when we partner with children to enhance student motivation, investment and engagement via high-quality teacher-student relationships, learning and behavior improve. This is an exciting time for education as many of the empirically-supported interventions are actually effective quickly, when we keep the whole child and the brain in mind.  

In this 12 hour Bloom Brainsmarts™ online academic series, international educators, authors and clinicians Dr. Lynne Kenney and Wendy Young apply cognitive, developmental and neuroscientific research to behavior management and learning instruction providing opportunities for administrators, teachers, school psychologists and clinicians to renew their skills, strategies and tools with empirically-informed interventions and activities that enhance social-emotional learning, calm traumatized children and engage struggling learners with strong interpersonal connections.

Adopting these more effective interventions requires a perspective shift for the adults supporting children and adolescents in developing these burgeoning skills. The Bloom approach provides a two-pronged method: Understanding the theoretical underpinnings of the Bloom philosophy, so adults can more meaningfully embrace the approach and employ it with fidelity and using the tools, strategies, and learning empirically-informed activities to foster better thinking, self-regulation and social skills in children.

Key Benefits

Integrate current research in neuroscience, music, movement and kinesiology into classrooms and clinical practice

Get out of “The Discipline Trap”

Create “Cultures of Kindness”

Learn how to improve social learning skills by Blooming Your Room

Learn over 25 Thinking Skill, Learning, Self-Regulation and Behavior Activities including “Let Me Think About That” “What’s In It For Me” “The Purpose Circle” “Sequence This” “My Attention Engine” “We Encode Slowly, We Retrieve Quickly” “The Love Notes” and more

Improve behavior with effective communication and collaboration

Enhance previewing, planning, sequencing and problem-solving for better academic and homework success

Improve social-emotional literacy with key core social-interactive skills

Build a healthier “What we say, think and do” community of leaders, educators and learners

Training Focus

The focus of this training is on how to apply 25 research-based activities to better understand and intervene with children who have challenges with learning, disruptive behavior, executive function, anxiety, emotional-dysregulation and social interactions. Integrating research from neuroscience, kinesiology, occupational therapy, music and speech/language therapy, we will explore cognitive, social and movement activities to improve behavior and learning.

Through the use of case studies and interactive demonstration, Dr. Lynne Kenney and Wendy Young, the authors of Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids will provide you with practical, effective and easily adaptable skill-building techniques, tools and activities for children and adolescents with behavior and mood management issues.

Leave this workshop with strategies, activities and tools for your office, home and school to help children and adolescents achieve their full behavioral, academic and social potential.

Continuing Education

Bloom Brainsmarts™ is a collaborative methodology designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills sets, behavior, learning and cognition through non-punitive interaction and neurocognitive exercises. Anyone is free to take this Bloom Brainsmarts™ continuing education series, the course is continuing education eligible based upon licensure or credentialing status in your state or province. Upon completion of the entire course and a passing grade on the summary of skills exam, a 12 hour certificate of attendance is granted.

Online Course Format:

  • 12 hour, “On-Demand”
  • 2 hours per session, 6 sessions, 12 CEU’s
  • 1-2 LIVE Q&A sessions via Google Hangout

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

1. Introduce clinicians, teachers and parents to the Bloom philosophy.

2. Apply current neuroscience research to a new paradigm of learning and behavior change.

3. Introduce flexible and adaptable thinking and self-regulation activities to improve cognitive skills, learning and behavior.

4. Show how to use tempo and rhythm to improve memory, thinking, and social interactions.

5. Explain the role of the limbic brain and cerebellum in thinking, calming and behavioral control.

6. Role-play and practice cognitive conversations for better academic success.

7. Learn how to teach children about how their brains work, making them cognitive scientists and empowering them to better manage their thinking and behavior skills.

8. Empower clinicians, teachers and parents to expand upon the Bloom Brainsmarts™ activities to suit the individual needs of children and students.

9. Practice Bloom Brainsmarts™ interventions with an eye toward developing your own creative interventions.

10. Examine the roots of early learning and behavior embedded in attachment/infant mental health models.

Your Presenter(s)

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D.

Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a mother of two, an international educator, and a pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney is co-author with Wendy Young of Bloom: 50 things to say, think and do with anxious, angry and over-the-top-kids and author of The Family Coach Method. She has advanced fellowship training in forensic psychology and developmental pediatric psychology from Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Harbor-UCLA/UCLA Medical School. Recently named one of the Top 100 Docs to “Listen to” on Twitter, Dr. Kenney is a featured expert in Parents, Parenting and People Magazines as well as various child/family websites including realsimple.com, momtastic.com, buildabear.com, deeanddoo.com and the Dr. Oz expert site sharecare.com.



“Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills. I loved the ‘hands on’ activities and plan to use them in my kindergarten class.”
– Sylvie Seguin | Ottawa, ON | May 11, 2016


“Lynne is a fantastic facilitator. I appreciate all the resources and examples she provided. This was an extremely enjoyable and educational workshop.”
– Stephanie Mulhall | London, ON | May 9, 2016


“Speaker was upbeat, clear, engaging, easy to listen to, and easy to stay engaged. Very real and genuine and very accommodating.”
– Oakville, ON | May 10, 2016


More information: www.lynnekenney.com

Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD

Wendy Young, LMSW, BCD, is the mom of three, an award-winning child and family therapist and an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. Her areas of specialty include behavioral disorders, trauma, anger management and grief and loss. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Michigan State University’s School of Social Work and is the Clinical Director of Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Her writing has appeared in several magazines, including: Parenting, Family Fun and Woman’s World. Her expertise has been utilized in several books and online publications. She resides and practices in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

More information: www.kidlutions.com/

Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrollment $399 $419
Group 3-7 $379 $399
Group 8-14 $359 $379
Group 15+ $324 $344
Full-Time Student $324 $344

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Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: February 21, 2017
The early bird date has passed. Regular rates apply.

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