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TestEdge® Grades 9-12 Teacher's Kit

Item # 5320
Sale Price: $129.95  Regular Price: $129.95

TestEdge Grades 9-12 Teachers’ Kit
For Classroom Use

Bridging emotions and academics for student success

Overcome test anxiety and learning blocks. Understand how emotions and attitudes are affecting your academic work. TestEdge gives high school students an edge in learning and test-taking by helping transform emotional chaos and stressors into performance advantages. This scientifically validated supplemental classroom program has helped students experience less dread about taking tests and increased focus, comprehension and confidence during high-stakes tests. Students gain effective problem-solving and listening skills. Easy to use and integrates effortlessly into regular curriculums. The Teacher’s Kit includes fully scripted lesson plans designed with flexible teaching schedules.

What is Test Anxiety?
Test anxiety affects nearly everyone. Anxiety creates a kind of noise or mental static in the brain that blocks our ability to retrieve what's stored in memory and greatly impairs our ability to comprehend and reason. In testing situations, this means we have trouble remembering facts and difficulty with questions that require thinking or problem-solving. A low score or failing a test doesn't always mean a student hasn't learned the material or doesn't know how to think a problem through; often it means the student hasn't learned how to deal with the anxiety caused by taking tests.

Why Heart-Based Education?
HeartMath research has identified a measurable physiological state that underlies optimal learning and performance. In this state, our emotions are calm and our brain, nervous system and other bodily systems function with increased synchronization and harmony. In simple terms, we’re highly in sync – physically, mentally and emotionally. In turn, this, facilitates the higher cognitive processes critical for reasoning, creativity and focusing attention – all essential for effective learning, academic achievement and social success.

Scientific Validation: A controlled study, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, found the TestEdge program was highly successful in reducing test anxiety in students who participated in it. Rollin McCraty, Ph.D, says the key to understanding how anxiety inhibits cognitive and physical performance lies in understanding how emotions affect the rhythmic activity in the nervous system. Feelings like frustration, anger and anxiety cause the neural activity in the two branches of the autonomic nervous system to get out of sync. This in turn affects the synchronized activity in the brain, disrupting our ability to think clearly. In contrast, uplifting feelings such as appreciation lead to increased harmony and synchronization in the brain and nervous system and facilitate our ability to think clearly. TestEdge shows students how to use positive emotions to get in sync and stabilize the brain's electrical activity. This results in "cortical facilitation," which is associated with improved comprehension, memory recall and the ability to solve problems – all skills that produce positive test results.

TestEdge has been shown to significantly improve:
• Test scores and learning cycles
• Attitudes and motivation to succeed
• Comprehension and memory recall
• Listening skills, focus and attention

TestEdge Teacher's Kit includes:
• Teacher's Manual (fully scripted lesson plans)
• One Student Activity Book
• Three full-color 11" x 17" posters
• Video of perception experiences

Student Activity Book:
• 12 lessons
• Graphics, cartoons and factoids
• Interactive exercises and practice worksheets in every lesson to sustain tools
• 63 pages, 7 1/2" x 10", 2-color inside, softbound
• $4.95 each or school quantity discounts (Order 1 Student Activity Book for each student)

Table of Contents:
Lesson 1 – What Are Your Goals?
Lesson 2 – Three Brains Are Better than One!
Lesson 3 – Emotional Memories
Lesson 4 – In Sync/Out of Sync
Lesson 5 – Chilling Out in Neutral
Lesson 6 – What's Your Background Music?
Lesson 7 – Key Qualities for High Performance
Lesson 8 – Performance Blocks
Lesson 9 – The Freeze-Frame Technique®
Lesson 10 – Freeze-Frame ® Skills and School
Lesson 11 - Freeze-Frame® Skills and Learning
Lesson 12 – Achieving Your Goals

School quantity discounts for Teacher’s Kit and Student Activity Book

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Also try the emWave Personal Stress Reliever or emWave PC

Our children are not immune to the increase in stress levels. They have names for their stress as well: 'test anxiety' or 'test stress', 'math anxiety' and 'peer pressure'. There is enormous pressure to do well in school and fit in, not to mention numerous relationship issues with family, friends and teachers. There are effective solutions. The emWave Personal Stress Reliever or emWave PC is based on the principle of learning to change your heart-rhythm pattern and create physiological coherence in the body. You can use this technology with yourself and your whole family. It helps students gain internal awareness and self-regulation while improving their behavior, learning and test scores.

The emWave Personal Stress Reliever is a portable approach that can help give sustained stress relief and emotional balance anytime, anywhere to people ages 8 and up.

The emWave PC is a computer-based interactive learning system that helps students generate a state of synchronized inner coherence, helping them 'get in sync'. By seeing the changes in real time they can see how anxiety affects their brains and bodies and then can practice reversing these effects. It's easy to use and noninvasive. Play interactive games and review sessions. For children ages 6 and up.

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TestEdge® Grades 9-12 Student Program/Activity Book

Item # 5321 Price: $4.95

Bridging emotions and academics for student success
Contents of this workbook are evidence-based (NREPP) and teen-friendly. Students learn about their “three brains” and emotions and how they affect learning; heart-brain connections; performance blocks; and how to achieve goals. It includes three essential HeartMath tools: Neutral, for stepping back from situations and neutralizing strong emotions; Attitude Breathing® for identifying and shifting unwanted attitudes; and Freeze-Frame® for finding new options and solutions. (Order one Student Activity Book per student.)

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TestEdge® Interactive Learning Program 9-12 +

Item # 5325 Price: $19.95

For Home or Classroom Use, grades 9-12 and above
TestEdge helps students overcome test anxiety and learning blocks and understand how emotions and attitudes affect schoolwork. In a study of low-performing to high-performing students, 75% showed reduced anxiety after participating in the TestEdge program. Students experienced less dread about taking tests and increased focus, comprehension and confidence during high-stakes tests. Program includes five video lessons with actors and flash animations, interactive sessions and key point review.

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