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Brain-Based Learning | 10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should ...

Brain-Based Learning | 10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should ... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
MYTH #1: KID'S BRAINS ARE STUCK. If you think kids can't get better in school, then you think brains have minimal capacity for change. But they are actually changing ALL the time. If a child spends the summer relaxing, ...
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Food for thought.

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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.
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Seeing is achieving!

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The Neuroscience Of Imagination

The Neuroscience Of Imagination | Constant Learning | Scoop.it

 hoUnderstanding how imagination works could be the key to daydreaming yourself into a sharper, more creative person.

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I have a never-ending fascination with the brain and learning about how people and their brains learn.

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know  by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that...

Via Tom Perran
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Compendium for teachers looking to develop ongoing understanding of brain based learning and neuroscientific terminology.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:55 AM

Neuroscience 101!

Audrey's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:11 AM

I would agree one hundred per cent!  Everyone should know about how their brain works. and not only teachers.  On www.hotmoodle.com  there is a helpful way to start learning about the brain.

 

Mind Mappen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:05 AM

Mindmappen zorgt voor een optimale samenwerking van beide hersenhelften; het helpt je o.a. om beter te onthouden en te leren. Maar hoe werken je hersenen eigenlijk bij het leren van nieuwe vaardigheden / kennis. Dit interessante artikel geeft jouw antwoorden.

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Miniature Human Brains Grown in Petri Dish | MIT Technology Review

Miniature Human Brains Grown in Petri Dish | MIT Technology Review | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers have grown brain tissue that contains distinct regions that mimic different functional structures of the developing brain.
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Could there be any drawbacks to seeing this research fully developed?

What are the risks of tinkering with stem cells in the genetic pool?

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The Explosive Brain - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Explosive Brain - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I blogged about The Hydraulic Brain - an unorthodox theory which proposed that brain function is not electrical, but mechanical. On this
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I've heard of explosive personalities before and perhaps I now know how they happen...

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Can Creativity Really Be Taught?

Can Creativity Really Be Taught? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Creativity doesn't always come naturally. But do the classes, lists, and mantras really help? Even if your team isn't full of Renaissance men and...
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I wonder if it would be easier to teach someone to imagine  first and then create? Creativity is borne out of opportunity, encouragement and willingness to take chances, fail on occasion, get up and keep trying until success occurs. What is interesting is the lens by which success is examined in our society. There are many shades of success. They only depend on whether the beholder is equipped to creatively see the colours in between black and white.

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
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Another cogent argument in favour of reading. 

Read Maryanne Wolf's Proust and the Squid if you want another great insight into reading and the brain.

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Interesting and Fun Facts | Mental Health & Brain Facts | Crazy Health Facts

Interesting and Fun Facts | Mental Health & Brain Facts | Crazy Health Facts | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Hundreds of interesting and fun facts about mental health that you didn't know. Updated weekly with fun facts and information about sleep, dreams, the brain, and mental disorders!
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The more we know the better we can all work together to help de-stigmatize mental health issues in our society. Let's start with the facts.

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