Welcome to the Brain Resource Display Pack
The Bounce Framework is part of the Whole Child Curriculum – a social and emotional regulation approach.
It framework provides resources to help children understand and managing their thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
It draws upon the metaphor of the brain being divided into three parts: the Wise, the Emotional, and the Library.
Here’s an overview of this framework:
- The Wise Part: This part of the brain represents the rational, logical, and conscious thinking. It’s responsible for higher-level cognitive functions, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making. The Wise Part/Owl is calm, controlled, and capable of reflecting on situations objectively.
- The Emotional Part: For the emotional part, we use visual image of the Chimp. This represents the emotional, instinctual, and impulsive part of the brain. It reacts quickly and emotionally to situations, often driven by deep-seated emotions and primitive survival instincts. The Chimp can be prone to irrational fears, negative thought patterns, anxiety, and impulsive behaviours.
- The Story Part: The Library is like the brain’s storage system, the story of our life. It holds and processes beliefs, memories, and automatic responses. It can be influenced by both the Wise and Emotional Part, absorbing their input and forming long-term beliefs and habits.
The objective is to help children understand their brain and begin to understand how to manage ‘their chimp’ – so that it doesn’t hijack them and make unhealthy choices.
It is ideal to use alongside the Classroom Display – I Feel – I Need Pack. Having both these visible to the child, shows that you put their well-being first. Ultimately, if you are not in the Wise Owl part of your brain, you are not able to engage in learning.
How to use the Bundle:
- Print off and laminate for durability
- Present display so that adults are able to reference it during sessions
The objective of this framework, is to provide an emotional regulation tool that links to neuroscience to enable children to understand their brain and how to regulate their emotions without having to remove themselves from the classroom.
Ideal Classroom Environment
This display bundle has been designed to provide a natural, reduced sensory demand resource.
To encourage this further please consider:
- Natural colours throughout the room to reduce visual overload
- Hessian display backgrounds – avoid lots of colours
- Fidget aids – learn more about which type here
- Natural lighting (turn off overhead lights when possible)
- Brown noise played in the background to reduce sound sensitivities (see Professional Membership)
- “The impact of a social-emotional learning curriculum on children’s emotional understanding and regulation” (2019) by Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, et al. This study investigated the effectiveness of a social-emotional learning curriculum on children’s emotional understanding and regulation. The results showed that the curriculum was effective in improving children’s emotional understanding and regulation.
- “The impact of a school-based emotion coaching intervention on children’s emotion understanding and regulation” (2017) by Brackett, Rivers, Reyes, et al. This study investigated the impact of a school-based emotion coaching intervention on children’s emotion understanding and regulation. The results showed that the intervention was effective in improving children’s emotion understanding and regulation.
- “The effects of a social-emotional learning intervention on children’s emotional intelligence and academic achievement” (2016) by Taylor, Oberle, Durlak, et al. This study investigated the effects of a social-emotional learning intervention on children’s emotional intelligence and academic achievement. The results showed that the intervention was effective in improving children’s emotional intelligence and academic achievement.
Resource Date: September 2023