ALESI GROUP, LLC

© 2019 by ISELA GARCIA

SERVICES

Brain-based learning

Although we subscribe to several adult learning ideologies, our foundation rests on brain-based learning—a comprehensive approach to using current research from neuroscience (Sousa, 2011). Brain-based learning is based on how the brain naturally learns, emphasizing current research about the actual structure and function of the human brain at varying developmental stages (Jenson, 2000). We expect participants to be accountable for their own learning and provide actively engaging opportunities for them to recall information, synthesize ideas, and create representations of their learning. We want participants to be able to recall content-related details of their training experience beyond a two-week period of time. 

 

Alesi Group integrates varied modalities for learning, based on training needs of participants. We work diligently at modelling best practices by: (1) creating a safe climate for learners, (2) limiting lectures to lecturettes, (3) integrating opportunities for experiential learning, (4) providing opportunities for authentic connections with colleagues/peers, (5) providing time for reflective practice, (6) incorporating movement for brain oxygenation, (7) requiring a visual representation of learning where they interpret, synthesize and create representations of their learning, and (8) integrating humor.  

What We Offer

Alesi Group, LLC offers innovative, brain-based training, coaching, and consulting for early childhood education and child welfare professionals, groups and organizations who provide services to young children and their families. By creating highly interactive, reflective and research supported training opportunities, Alesi Group helps participants gain a deeper understanding of the content presented. We are strong proponents of relationship-based approaches for both training and consulting. We approach your learning with your strengths in mind!

 

Training, coaching & consultation options include:

 

  • Individualized coaching & support for administrators

  • Teacher/caregiver mentoring and coaching

  • In-classroom modeling & support

  • Small group training and reflection

  • Large group/whole staff training

  • On-going consultation with periodic trainings

  • Train-the-Trainer coaching, support 

  • Training curriculum development 

  • Product Development: Guides, handbooks, forms, etc. 

Professional Learning Topics

ALL TRAININGS ARE DEVELOPED BASED ON PROGRAM NEEDS. WE PREFER TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH YOU--TO KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY NEED! 
 
Leadership & Organizational Culture & Climate

 

  • Organizational Leadership

  • Reflective Supervision

  • Effective Communication

  • Moving BEYOND Teamwork….

  • Creating Community Among Staff

  • Creating Staff Synergy

  • Addressing Difficult Circumstances

  • Creating Relationship-based Approaches

  • Visionary Ideals + Respectful Accountability

  • Facilitating Systemic Change When No One Wants to Change

  • Putting an END to Gossip

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Developing Partnership Agreements among Staff

  • Systems & Processes in Creating a Sustainable Program/School

  • Adult Learning & Brain Development

  • Intervention- When Things Go Bad: Helping Programs Address Undercurrent of Interpersonal Issues

  • ACES & the Adults who Work With Children: Addressing Those Needs

  • The Parallel Process- Do Unto Others As You Want Them To Do Unto Others: Creating an Organizational Climate That Supports Children's Resiliency

 
Early Childhood Education, birth to thi

 

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices (birth-8) (all areas of development)

  • Intentional Planning, Playing & Teaching

  • Using a Project Approach to Support Learning & Development

  • Classroom Environment Design

  • Planning Experiences Based on Observations of Children's Learning

  • Real, Relevant & Meaningful Classroom Experiences

  • Curriculum Development: Aligning Brain Research with Teaching & Learning Practices

  • Nurture Nature: Connecting Children to the Outdoors

  • Gardening with Young Children 

  • Language Development: The precursor to Literacy Development

  • Working with English Language Learners

  • Literacy Development: Making Literacy Learning Meaningful

  • Lifelong Resiliency 

  • Routines, Rituals, Relationships, Rules: The Magical Glue That Creates a Cohesive Classroom Experience

  • Mindfulness: Becoming Fully Present on Purpose  

  • STEM/STEAM/STREAM in Early Childhood Education

 

 

Social, Emotional, Resiliency:

  • The Impact of Trauma in the Early Years & Responsive Approaches to Support Resiliency

  • Relationship-based Approaches that Support Resiliency

  • Behavioral Challenges: Guidance, Discipline

  • Aligning Teaching & Learning Approaches to Support Children's Social & Emotional Development

  • Who Am I in the Presence of Children: Developing a Reflective Practice of Engagement in Supporting Children's Resiliency

  • Addressing the Negative Implications of the Reward-Punishment Model and What to Do Instead

  • EDUCATORS: Why OUR Mental Health Matters When Working with Children

 

THIS IS ONLY A LIST OF SOME OF THE TOPICS WE OFFER. IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC TOPIC, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US!