A Fall 2019 update from the MindUP for Young Children project

Monday, October 14, 2019

During the week of October 7-11, 2019, the London District Catholic School Board's MindUP Training Team shared their expertise with many individuals within and outside of the school board. From sharing tips and resources with Kindergarten teachers at Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, to training educators and professional support staff within the London District Catholic School Board, it was a transformative week!

MindUP-Fall-Training-1.jpegDianne Wdowczyk (Mental Health Lead of Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board) introducing her counterpart Sandra Savage (Mental Health Lead of London District Catholic School Board). 

MindUP-Fall-Training-2.jpegOur MindUP trainers from Thursday's Training. Photo (L-R): Erin Parent, Taylor Scott, Elise Barrette, and Michelle Cooper.


Mary Hickey and Tanya Angenant demonstrating neuroplasticity by using yarn to represent connections between neurons.


Amanda Benton and Dil Troup demonstrating the Reticular Activating System (a part of our brain that filters sensory input) by using a colander, sand, and gems. The sand represents unimportant information that gets filtered out and the gems represent important information that gets sent to the brain.