Level Up: A Brain-Based Strategy for Student Success
What you'll learn
- Phase 1: SELF-AWARENESS Pinpoint your strengths, Take inventory of your life, Create your success blueprint and checklist.
- Phase 2: MINDSET Engage Your Brain and Mind (attitude, learning strategies, mind-boggling brain facts)
- Phase 3: RESPONSIBLE DECISON-MAKING Take Action (goals, confidence, responsibility)
- Phase 4: SELF-REGULATED LEARNING Start Moving (habits, self-motivation, values, self-image, courage)
- Phase 5: RELATIONSHIP SKILLS Dodge the Obstacles (criticism, peer pressure)
- Phase 6- You're Doing It! (Lifetime achievements)
- No requirements-this course was designed as an introduction to social and emotional learning, through the study of neuroscience, leadership and character education.
Welcome to Achieveit360’s
Jumpstart to Success: Level Up Online Learning Program, a proven blueprint for parents, teachers, coaches to use with students who have the ultimate goal of improving their overall results in grades and sports as well as paving a path to an exciting and brilliant future. This program was created in 2014 with 15 years of researching some of the most brilliant minds on the planet and consists of 6 PHASES that are all correlated with Casel’s 5 Social and Emotional Learning competencies. Within these 6 Phases (12 Lessons) you will learn how to use your STRENGTHS to achieve your goals and dreams, and begin to implement
Jumpstart to Success is a course designed for the school market (JHS and HS levels) to be used as a Character Education Supplement using the Level Up Book).
Designed to provide a good foundation for students who may be wondering about their future and which direction to take. The course features the most recent brain research, neuroscience and success strategies that guarantee to skyrocket student achievement and results. You gain access to:
Structured, easy to understand content
Quick 2-3 minutes videos to Jumpstart each lesson
PDF lesson plans for teachers
Student check prior knowledge quizzes, activities and discussions.
You can progress through the course at your own pace, but I have put a suggested pacing guide next to each phase, if used during the school year.
PHASE 1: Get READY to THINK and PLAN your goals (August)
Preparing for the future is like getting ready to compete in an athletic event. You must look within to find out more about yourself before you can begin to focus on things going on around you.
GET READY-Pinpoint your strengths
GET SET- Take inventory of your life
GO- Create your success blueprint and checklist
PHASE 2: Engage Your Brain (September)
Get ready to learn how to use your brain wisely to take you to new heights with your goals and dreams.
It's all about attitude
Your best learning strategies
Mind-boggling brain facts
PHASE 3: Mind in Gear (October)
When planning any new project, it is important to set reasonable goals. You also have to find the courage to take that first step toward reaching the goal. In doing so, you should also be responsible for the way you interact with others and the consequences of your actions.
Set reachable goals
The courage of confidence
PHASE 4: Start Moving (November)
When the plan is ready, jump in! Think about the ways in which you work best at accomplishing things. Use the skills that are best suited to reaching your goals. If you do your best thinking in the morning, plan your schedule around that timeframe.
Access your habits
Self-Image, Courage and Visualization
PHASE 5: Dodge Life’s Obstacles (December)
Every road in life has a few bumps along the way. For teens, those bumps often include excessive criticism from parents, teachers, and coaches that may be hard to handle. Another type of road bump is peer pressure when friends tempt or push you to do things you don't want to. Work on a strategy for dealing with obstacles like these that can get in the way of reaching your goals.
How to Handle Criticism
Strategies to deal with Peer Pressure
PHASE 6: You’re Doing It! (January)
Now that you know more about yourself and how to set reachable goals, it's time to put it all together and get started. You have the skills that are needed or know where to find help. It is time to look ahead and start thinking about the changes you would like to make in the world. Start small but dream big!
Putting it all together
Your lifetime achievements
Who this course is for:
- For parents, teachers, coaches and counselors.
Andrea Samadi, a former middle-school teacher from Toronto, now in Arizona, has spent the past 25 years working with social/emotional learning. Andrea knows first-hand about stress in the classroom as her first job from The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education, was a behavioral class. She felt overwhelmed by the lack of resources to help her manage and teach her students, so she set out on a mission to find ways to support students and educators. In 2014, her program, Level Up was chosen by Arizona’s Department of Education and in 2019 she released her podcast “Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning” that bridges the gap between application and theory. After just one year, her podcast has featured some of the leading experts in neuroscience, education and the brain, has over 230K downloads, and reaches over 168 countries. Andrea is focused on providing tools and resources for educators and the workplace to improve well-being, productivity and results using the application of practical neuroscience.