The Youth Frontiers Mind Retreat includes a dynamic mix of activities to help your staff unpack the latest brain science about the importance of making real connections with your students. Here’s a general outline of the workshop experience.
The Mind Retreat
For Educators and School Staff
Youth Frontiers and adolescent brain expert Dr. David Walsh’s Mind Positive Parenting™ have joined forces to finally answer the question, “Why does staff-student connection matter and how can we make it work in our school?” Now your school staff can understand the latest brain research behind why relational trust matters. Educators and staff will learn how to boost their ability to connect and students’ ability to achieve.
Interested in more resources on brain development in kids? Click here to learn more about Mind Positive Parenting and David Walsh's books.
The Mind Retreat offers a wealth of information. It gave factual evidence to explain why adolescents behave the way they do, and tools for us to keep our students engaged in learning.
– Meg Brudney, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
What the Mind Retreat Will Do for Your School
- Provide school staff with information about the basic brain functioning of adolescents, and how emotional stress can impact a student’s brain development and impede learning
- Equip educators and staff with practical strategies and tools to create connection with students while simultaneously boosting achievement
- Help school staff invest in the social and emotional development of their students
What to Expect From the Day
Outline of a Mind Retreat Day
- Community-building activities
- Skills-building activities
- Large-group presentations
- Brain Basics: Understanding "Threat" for Today’s Students
- Why Connection Matters
- How to Create Real Connection
Midwest Price**: $2,790
National Price: $3,290
Our prices include travel and lodging expenses for retreat staff. As a nonprofit, our team seeks private community partners to keep our programming affordable for schools.
*Within 100 miles of Twin Cities, Minn.
**Within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Online: Fill out the Request More Information Form.
By Phone: 1.888.992.0222