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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.  

 professional learning

Upcoming Sessions     

Learning to Effectively Communicate without Using the F-Word!

Most of us were not formally taught how to communicate effectively. We sometimes don’t know what to say, so we say nothing and build so much resentment, we create a voodoo doll of the person we’re frustrated with, hoping that will solve the problem! Or we say something in a way that is taken as a sucker-punch to the gut and now we’re not friends anymore. So many things can go wrong…right? In this session, we’ll explore communication approaches that will help you become better at respectfully saying what you want to say and how not to take it personally!

APRIL 27, 1:00-3:00 PM Arizona Mountain Time

$25

SESSION WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL THOSE WHO REGISTERED

DESIGNING THE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Do you want to design an optimal early learning environment for your students? Have you tried and it just doesn’t seem to flow? Or maybe you’re not sure what materials should be included or how they should be presented? And how does the environment work with the daily schedule? 

 

Have you ever considered any of these questions? And…

 

Did you know that a well-designed classroom environment can reduce the number of behavioral incidents by 85%? Did you know that there are general guidelines for designing an environment that also supports children’s social and emotional development? 

 

In this 5 SESSION VIRTUAL SERIES, we will break down each area of an optimal early childhood classroom and will discuss the parameters for each area, how to display materials, and the materials suggested for each area. This will be as interactive as I can make it. We will also spend time virtually rearranging classroom layouts! 

$65 For all 5 Sessions PLUS 1 hour of virtual coaching

APRIL 24th:  Moving from a Teacher-Directed to Learner-Centered Classroom Design

May 1st: The Block & Socio-Dramatic Play Areas

May 8th: The Science & Discovery & Math Areas

May 15th: Sensory Workstations & Makerspace/Tinkering 

May 22nd: Library, Writing, Literacy & Visual Art Areas

SESSION WILL BE RECORDED AND SENT TO ALL THOSE WHO REGISTERED

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