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Should you be in to Brainwashing? | Brain Based Learning

Should you be in to Brainwashing? | Brain Based Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Whether you work with adults or younger students directly, this month's issue may change your approach forever. You'll learn why you should be in the business of brainwashing...."Brainwashing is the altering of beliefs, knowledge or attitudes in the mind of another. The first of your two questions is, “Should I do brainwashing?” The answer is an emphatic, “Yes!” Second, “Why?” Humans live their lives and take actions based on their narratives. Our own narrative is the aggregate of our daily routines, habits and predictive decisions, actions, values and conversations we engage in. Humans are remarkably true to their own “story”. At school, the story that students create and identify with is especially important."

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This is an exciting time for our brains. More and more research is showing that our brains change constantly with learning and experience and that this takes place throughout our lives. Does this have implications for students' motivation and learning?

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Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Appetite for Risk| Mindsets

Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Appetite for Risk| Mindsets | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

By Carol Dweck. "How is it that so many corporate stars — leaders at Enron, WorldCom, and the major banking institutions, for instance — are so inclined to take outrageous risks that they bring their companies, even entire economies, to the brink of disaster? I believe that it comes down to mindset. Business leadership who take unusual and unwise risks tend to share what I call a "fixed" mindset. They think they're infallible and they want to show the world that they're superior. This is in contrast to people with a "growth" mindset, who are more oriented to learning."

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