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The Brain Power Classroom

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A 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalist


Create a Focused, Positive, and Engaged Classroom!

Brain Power Classroom (noun) 1. a harmonious, collaborative learning environment co-created by healthy, happy, and engaged students along with their teachers; an environment that utilizes authentic academic rigor, character development, and social-emotional wellness as the foundation for helping members of the class draw out their innate brilliance and cultivate their brightest life purpose; 2. an awesome place to learn and teach.

Through expert guidance and inspiring stories from the field, Dave Beal gives you what you need to turn your classroom into a Brain Power Classroom. This book features 30 classroom activities for body and mind you can use to enhance your current curriculum right away. They are divided into 10 Essentials for student development and incorporate various modalities, such as movement, music, and writing, to stimulate students’ multiple intelligences. The Brain Power program strengthens and integrates the whole brain to help students cope with stress and take charge of their emotions and behavior.

Brain Power has been used by over 400 schools nationwide, benefiting more than 50,000 students. Educators have seen significant improvement in social-emotional indicators such as peer relationships and pro-social behavior and impressive gains in cognitive skills such as information processing and quantitative reasoning. Endorsed by teachers, principals, superintendents, students and parents, now you can get the enormously successful Brain Power program, which has previously only been taught in on-site workshops, in this easy-to-use book.

About the Author

DAVE BEAL is the Executive Director and Head National Trainer for Brain Power Wellness. Brain Power Wellness has worked with over 500 schools, training 15,000 teachers and 500,000 students in SEL, mindfulness and brain training techniques. The NYC Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor has endorsed Brain Power Wellness for their success in promoting social-emotional wellness, and they are working with the NYC DOE to bring Brain Power to all two thousand schools in NYC over the next several years.

Dave has led experiential sessions and lectures at the United Nations Headquarters, Nike Corporate Headquarters, and the University of Brain Education in South Korea and presented Brain Power Wellness to the Congress of New Mexico, as well as multiple workshops for CSA and NYCESPA, the New York City principals' unions. He has personally coached hundreds of principals and superintendents through his executive leadership retreats and workshops and he is the primary holistic wellness coach for participants in the elite Gray Fellowship for Transformative Leadership in partnership with Hunter College and the NYC DOE.

Dave holds his BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and his Masters in Education from Pace University (both with honors), and spent several successful years as a classroom teacher in Brooklyn and Freeport, New York.

Want to bring Brain Power to your school? Contact Dave Beal at See more about Brain Power programs at


Praise for Power Brain Programs
“As a principal who has successfully turned a struggling school from a “D” to an “A,” I have found the Brain Power program to be a truly transformational system for my staff and students. At times, it has been difficult to encourage different groups within the school to work together. The Brain Power program has facilitated a sense of collaborative teamwork, which has improved relationships and promoted the family atmosphere essential to teacher and student success. It is creating a supportive community of caring. With this positive environment, group decision making becomes easier as people are more open to new ideas. We recently celebrated this culture of health, happiness, and peace with our schoolwide “HSP Day” event. We look forward to implementing Brain Power programs at PS 1X as we continue to make great gains in our academic and social progress.”
 Jorge Perdomo, Principal, PS 1X

“The Brain Power program is helping my teachers and students to manage their stress, increase concentration, and develop the internal efficacy to create peaceful ways to interact with themselves and others.”
 Reva Gluck Schneider, Principal, PS 144Q

“The Brain Power program is a necessary tool to align positive energy in daily life. It fosters building healthy minds, bodies, and citizens of the earth for a better tomorrow. Brain Power rocks!”
 Harriet Diaz, Principal, IS 192Q

“The Brain Power program assists me as a leader to create a school environment that is positive and collaborative. The dynamic activities that this program teaches can transform the way leaders, teachers, and students interact with each other to build trust and meaningful relationships so that the magic of teaching and learning can happen effectively.”
 Deborah Sanabria, Principal, JHS 162X

“The most direct impact I see is the change in the attitude of our teachers. We are more collaborative and use Brain Power language to support each other. We are also able to support ourselves. When we make a mistake, we keep a more positive frame of mind. This positive, confident mindset is transferring to the students, who thoroughly enjoy and look forward to all our Brain Power activities.”
 Bernice Acevedo, Principal, Lenox Elementary Baldwin, NY

“The Brain Power program provides great tools in which students can exercise their ability to feel confident, positive, and healthy. Our schools are grateful for taking part in the Brain Power program and working alongside such an amazing group of leaders.”
 Wendy Soto, Guidance Counselor, MS 29


Format: Paperback
Pages: 210
Publisher: Best Life Media (December 1, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1-935127-93-2

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