YFM Resources and Links

Microlearning (self-paced trainings) for Youth & Family Ministry

Microlearning consists of short training modules that are focused on a specific topic that contain the information necessary to help the learner achieve a specific objective or goal. The training modules are designed to support the growth and development of youth and family ministry programs by offering simple and effective ways to train your staff and volunteers.

 


 

Creating a Healthy Brain-Based Learning Environment

This self-paced training is an interactive exploration on how to recognize the three structures or states of the triune brain and to develop simple strategies that will assist in creating a healthy brain-based classroom environment for children and teens. It is divided into three videos: one that explores the Survival state, one that explores the Emotional state, and one that explores the Executive. The training can be used by an individual or can be used as a mini training during a teachers' meeting. At the end of each video there is an activity to be completed. Additional resources are located below the link to each video. 

Instructions

  • View the Survival State video
    • Discuss the ideas presented and explore the additional resources
    • Download the handout and complete the activity
  • When complete, view the Emotional State video
    • Discuss the ideas presented and explore the additional resources
    • Download and complete the activity
  • Finish up by watching the Executive State video
    • Discuss the ideas presented and explore the additional resources
    • Download and complete the activity

 

Part 1: The Survival State

Click here to access the 5:35 minute video.

 

 

Part 2: The Emotional State

Click here to access the 4:22 minute video.

 

 

Part 3: The Executive State

Click here to access the 4:58 minute video.