Dr. Siegel uses the phrase “mindsight”, which are skills related to reflection, relationships and resilience. He goes on to argue that mindsight is a skill that can be developed, just like other academic skills, with the overall goal of developing an integrated brain. Dr. Siegel’s research focuses on the middle prefrontal cortex functions, which include:
The neuroscience side of this is a new area for me, considering it has been many years since I last studied child and human development in grad school, but I am interested in learning more. If you are too, I encourage you to explore this school of thought and consider how it connects to our work supporting youth and helping to create positive school cultures.
Lilly Green, Director of School Partnerships