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5 Creative Ways to Help Students With ADHD Thrive in the Classroom | Edudemic

5 Creative Ways to Help Students With ADHD Thrive in the Classroom | Edudemic | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Recently, the NY Times ran an excellent article entitled: A Natural Fix for ADHD. In this piece, Dr. Richard Friedman, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Director of the Psychopharmacology Clinic at Weill Cornell Physicians, explores the neuroscience behind ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In so doing, Friedman attempts to reframe our understanding of just what ADHD is, and how much more nuanced our approaches for treating it need to be."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:20 PM

This post from Edudemic explores ADHD in five areas:

* ADHD has long been a controversial topic

* The neuroscience behind ADHD

* When ADHD was an evolutionary advantage

* 5 Creative Approached

   - Get hands on

   - Vary the routine

   - Incorporate movement into your lesson plans

   - Teach mindfulness

   - Create a tutoring program

Many of us have students with ADHD in our classrooms, and we know that day to day the behavior changes. This post provides some background information that was certainly new to me as well as some ideas you might incorporate into lessons that may help all your students, not only those with ADHD. I would also recommend reading the NY Times article referenced above. It will provide additional information.

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.

Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning."


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Nicole Wallace's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:57 AM

Great comments in here and how it links to neurobiology.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:48 PM
strong>Referencing Beth Dichter's insight:What if we were able to design our curriculum to support the way the brain learns? Would our students be more engaged in class? Learn about this new model, Teach the Way the Brain Learns, in this post. There is a short discussion about some of the concepts as well as six brain targets, each of which includes a brief neuroscience explanation as well as a "translation" so that you will understand how to implement each target in your classroom. What are some of the targets? Brain Target 1: Establish the emotional climate for learning What does this mean? "Stress impedes learning." Make connections with students and then begin the lesson. Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment What does this mean? The physical space impacts our students. Changing the space may help them learn. What changes could you make in your classroom? Four additional brain targets are provided. You may also want to check out the website Brain Targeted Teaching (http://www.braintargetedteaching.org/) where you will find additional information as well as sample units that utilize this method (and a template to create your own lessons).
Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, July 28, 2014 3:29 PM

Six practical suggestions for applying neuroscience in the classroom.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:38 PM

This post looks at five trends that have made their way into the classroom.  Learn more about:

* Brain-based learning

* Game-based learning

* Power of perseverance

* Questioning homework

* Cultivating creativity

In each of the five areas there are links to a number of resources. Gather together some of these great resources and share them with others in your school!

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:15 PM

Interesting ideas.

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The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

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“Sticky Teaching”–interesting idea. Learning that lingers. Chris Lema gets at that idea in the following presentation, along with a basic explanation of why this idea works by focusing on the patterns that brains “can’t ignore.” Cool approach, so we’ve taken the six strategies, and given an example for each.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:50 PM

Sticky teaching looks at "understanding what the brain can't ignore." In this post there is an explanation of six strategies of sticky teaching.

1. Awaken the intrigue.

2. Begin and end often.

3. Create lots of contrast.

4. Draw them in with stories.

5. Emotion draws attention.

6. Focus on the big idea.

Each of these ideas is discussed in the post.

There is also an embedded slideshare in the post. It provides some interesting statistics and explains why each of these strategies work.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:52 AM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:25 PM

This article is part of a larger, on-going effort to help connect teachers and other learning professionals with the neuroscience of learning.

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:40 PM

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Vincent Munch's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:51 PM

Something we should all read