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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,
and what you do are in harmony.”
--Mahatma Ghandi
“We can't solve today’s problems by using the
same thinking we used when we created them.”
-Albert Einstein
Now more than ever
before, long-term,
sustainable
relationships are
essential to every
aspect of our
lives.
Brain Harmony
Sign up now for 2012-2013
Brain Harmony is a year-long (10 credit) elective class
open to anyone in 10-12th grade. It is required for
members of the PHD academy.
Brain Harmony is about discovering relevancy,
meaning, and purpose.
Brain Harmony
Themes:
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Developing self-awareness,
connecting to personally
relevant issues,
understanding the science of
learning, growth, and
development of the mind,
strengthening relationships
through communication and
conflict resolution skills,
managing stress and
nurturing holistic health,
creating systemic change,
discovering sustainability,
balance, and harmony
Brain Harmony Practices:
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Drawing
Painting
Story-telling
Singing
Dancing
Reflecting
Sculpting
Creating
Listening
Praising
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Caring
Discovering
Moving
Changing
Rejoicing
Writing
Sharing
Understanding
Doing
Being
Brain Harmony
A project-based-learning class where students
and teacher work together to create a
personalized curriculum
Portfolio Projects (20% of grade)
• You create unit projects
or choose from a list.
– Examples
• draw a picture or
collage that reflects
your strengths and
weaknesses
• create a weekly plan
for stress relief
• write a thank you
letter to someone
who has helped you
Journal Reflection (20% of grade)
Class begins with a video clip and discussion question
selected by students or teacher
Class conversations to develop
communication skills
Circular Class Council (20% of grade)
Service Projects / Action Research (20% of grade).
List of students that helped create this class:
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Anderson, Kameron
Balbirnie, Jillian
Baldazo, Gianna
Barajas, Dominique
Benitez, Ariana
Brizuela, Leeza
Contreras, Chris
DeOliveira, Kayla Alexandria
Fredenburg, Gianna
Hallin, Anthony
Hamilton, Brittney
Jamison, Zachary
Khan, Jordyn
Knight, Emily
Lau, Andrew
Laxa, Venessa
Lindstedt, Devyn
Mauriscio, Alexandria
Mendoza, Mariah
Montero, Monica
Pelayo, Rodolfo
Slater, Naomi
Swetnam, Emily
Zirkle, Shannon
Aiello, Deanna
Benitez, Alex
Bennett, Antinett
Brady, James
Caguioa, Ashley
Claytor, Tiffany
Cuenco, Jerome
Gerundio, Isabella
Gonzalez, Anna
Gonzalez, Mayrane
Hester, Aaron
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Kitchen, Lindsey
Lara, Aries
Lopez, Marcelino
Rodriguez, Priscila
Rohman, Matthew
Salinas, Julie Ann
Salmeron Barrera, Ysela
Shackelford, Anjelica
Smith, Stephanie
Solares, Alexis
Somers, Amanda Lynn
Tabor, Drue Allen
Alejandre, Alfonso
Armendariz, Katie
Baxter, Jessyka
Castellanoz, Arcadio
Flores, Marcelino Darrell
Ford, Kyle
Gatchalian, Sarah
Gerber Jr, Michael
Glynn, Desiree
Hamilton, Brittney
Hua, Destinee
Hughes, Brittney
Kemp, Alexandra
Knight, Emily
Mejia, Joanne
Michels, Drew
Northam, Dillon
Padou, Lydia
Pontius, Larissa
Rettig, Alexis
Rochelle, Ashley
Rushton, Chelsea
Twigg, Brittany
“What will Brain Harmony do for me?”
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Know your learning styles and preferences
Know key parts of your brain essential to learning
Know what motivates you
Identify and use emotion constructively
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Learn to support and care for others
Become more empathetic toward others
Develop skills for active listening
Increase tolerance for conflict and ability to resolve conflict
Increase social skills
Be a part of a team that will support, care, listen, and help you
– Balance personal integrity with the increasing demands and
societal expectations placed on you
The emphasis of this class is finding
wholeness, purpose, and meaning in
life by developing integrity of mind,
body, heart, and soul.

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