The neurological science and brain research documented in “Peace Smarts” and “Morph America” curriculum - Is once again substantiated by Dan Siegal, exploring MindUP. Siegal, author of “The Mindful Brain: reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being”. Siegal said that children need more than academic 3 R’s, reading writing and arithmetic.
They also need reflection, relationships, and resilience. “ Because now what’s happening is that we have a damaged brain that’s growing. And it’s getting more and more handicapped as kids get more focused on the external world, rather than being able to look a the internal world.
Fostering Morphic Syntax - the process of teaching youth the value of tone, intention and the power of words - they connect with harmony within and with others. Creating a Resonance of Unity.... an internal rhythm of Peace resides. Utilizing language arts, music, drama, comedy, dance as vehicles of creative expression, students flourish in collaborative learning.
Merrie Way Community is committed to foster techniques that develop intuition, as well as logic, as a prime factor for educational success and happiness.
Teachers reported: 78% - of the students showed more interest, focus, when material was presented as interactive, using multiple intelligences. Including hands-on approach, verbal linguistic, music -Mozart interspersed with higher energy frequencies.
Students reported: 85% - felt the Bully Solution - PeaceMaking gave them a safety net. Giving more ease, less stress to focus on academics, creative projects, and bonding with classmates.
Parents reported:69% - saw improved behavior; staying on task, less arguments, calmer.
Peace Smarts Process Results
Values - Moral
Reasoning - IQ
The brain's plasticity allows new pathways to form in the developing brain. Genetics influence potential illness locked into an individual's DNA.
Greater affect than DNA is environment and external influences on homeostasis.
Overall well being is enhanced with meditation, visualization techniques. Morphing stress to calm is a game-changer in Peace Smarts.
Scientific research supports that Meditation, visualization, running, communing with nature, and pleasant activities have a significant influence on the body-mind connection.
Daily practice of calming activities creates new habits, rewires neural pathways in the brain, and invokes motivation to participate with more positivity in relationships, and focus in activities.
Merrie Meditation Mode (MMM)
Stress buster, anxiety reduction, lack of focus and impulse control.
(2) 7- minute daily MMM invocations, Mehod of delivery CD or MP3 to be used in morning or at bedtime. with sound and voice instructions. Sound varies from lighthearted to deeper resonant tones,
Music incorporated - for calm, in the Flow Zone, induces creative visualization. Relaxed, Happy, Focused.
Research on PeaceMaking
Supports "Bully Solution - Peace Smarts collaborative learning, focus techniques, and communication skills to bring Harmony, less stress, and empathetic bonding with students, parents, and teachers.
Gift Peace Smarts Curriculum
To a local school. your child's classroom, a teacher, friend. 144 reproducible pages, with over 100 tools for making PeaceMakers in the classroom, at home, in community. Grades 4-12
.Peace Smarts - 7-Step Morph Process
A groundbreaking problem solving/solution finding method supports the individual's learning potential. It raises the bar stating that each student has a particular way of learning and expresses knowledge both differently and uniquely.
Peace Smarts teaches students to think inductively, deductively, and having Socratic questioning and reasoning, along with practical application is the basis of the curriculum.
Core Curriculum standards for education is comprised of a math/English testing process to measure and evaluate a student's overall retentiveness in core subjects.
36 states have adopted Obama's educational platform, supported by the Gates foundation. Polarized by politics regarding how much input on education the Federal government should have, regarding what to teach, and how to teach it, and when to teach it - remains controversial.
Peace Smarts fundamental difference is that Core Curriculum focus' on testing and that approach is geared toward the verbal linguistic learner, not addressing the other learning modalities.
Most simply, Peace Smarts focus is not testing, but teaching student's to think.
Peace Smarts VS.
Core Curriculum Process
Optimizing Brain Function
Creativity Across Curriculum
Tapping into the right brain, or creative neurological receptors the capacity for quantum leaning is ignited. Accessing a global, infinite coherence frequency amps the individuals potential to learn and to practically apply the knowledge.
LightHeart Breath Technique
Calms mind, break thought patterns, ignites peaceful, calm, enlivened state.
LightHeart Breath is incorporated in CD/MP3. Practice of taking deep breath, hearing sound of breathing. Holding breath, expanding into Light field. Long exhalation. AHHH Sound.
To be used as a practice to chill during day. And with MMM practice.
Dr Caren Caty - Project Co-Ordinator