Alesi Group, LLC specializes in brain-based training, coaching and consultation. Our expertise aligns with current research in early childhood education and adult learning. What sets us apart is in our delivery of the research-supported information. We adhere to the philosophical foundation of the parallel process—do unto others as you would want them to do unto others.
In our work as trainers and consultants, we have developed an extensive understanding of how the brain acquires knowledge primarily from our work with young children. The field of early childhood education embraces an experiential, play-based approach to learning, in an emotionally safe climate, where learning includes an active exploration of real materials and relevant experiences supported by teachers who help children expand upon their current knowledge and understanding. As a field, we embrace children’s natural curiosities and believe that through their active exploration, analysis and discovery that they will become proficient learners with the ability to create new ideas and concepts.
Here's the problem, as we see it: Many of us believe, given what the research says, that learners need to be actively engaged. We stand up for that as educators. Yet, we consistently create professional learning experiences for adults that do not align with how the brain learns best. There's so much available in terms of professional development. But, most continue to simply be informational sessions rather than sessions that are transformative--where the learner is asked to reach deep into the core of what they believe (their values, beliefs, and practices) and get real with who they are in relation to both children and the adults they interact with.
We must touch the heart in order to shift the mind.
In order for transformative and systemic shifts to occur, we must be willing to have the difficult conversations, to delve deeper, and to understand who we are in the presence of others if we hope to create the experiences young children need to thrive in this world.
We believe that age has little to do with best practices. Whether you're four months, four years of age, 14 or 40, we all need to feel safe, connected, and loved,....only then can we truly learn.
Alesi Group aims to be the catalyst for the transformation of beliefs and practices.