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Understanding how the brain learns, functions and stays healthy.
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The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education

The Implications of Brain Research for Distance Education | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Katrina A. Meyer
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
University of North Dakota
katrina_meyer@und.nodak.edu


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This article presents information drawn from research on brain processes that impact perception, memory, learning, and understandings about the world. This information is related to the use of interactive video and the Web in distance education through a discussion of how best to enhance learning - or mitigate problems caused - through the use of these technologies.


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Connection through emotions in an online environment takes some extra effort on everyone's part. For me, personal teaching stories help convey humor, empathy, along with the curriculum content.  


Having a lounge where folks can swap pictures of kids and pets might appeal to our brains limbic centers as well! 

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Developing trust and reciprocal awareness among virtual student teams is essential in effective group formation and performance - particularly in short-duration, high-stakes projects.
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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
"Do you recall some of your college professors who knew their subject matter but had zero teaching skills? Staying awake in their one-way-directed lecture classes required Herculean strength (or lots of coffee). They were never trained to develop the skillset of engagement strategies.

Even though I was a physician with a strong science background, when I decided to become a classroom teacher (and thought I'd teach science), I did not want to make that career change without the benefit of instruction and guided student teaching. The year I spent in my graduate school of education program was invaluable in my transition to becoming a professional educator."

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" Using Brain Research To Energize School Reform" Dr. Janet Zadina -Video at TEDxTalks

" Using Brain Research To Energize School Reform" Dr. Janet Zadina -Video at TEDxTalks | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The case for educational neuroscience. Dr. Janet N. Zadina, a former high school teacher turned adjunct assistant professor in neurology at Tulane University in New Orleans...

"Medical schools and education universities need to cross-train neuroscientists and teachers," she told me. "There are ways to do this; teachers bring a lot to the table." (Video)

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Timing & Sensory Systems-How the Brain Learns

Timing & Sensory Systems-How the Brain Learns | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect... This is the underpinning for the work of the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, whose goal is to understand the impact of timing in learning across brain and social systems.

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Mind, Brain, and Education | Students at the Center

Mind, Brain, and Education | Students at the Center | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain? What is the connection between the stress of poverty and the impact of emotions on learning? To answer such questions, this paper draws on recent brain research and research in cognitive science, highlighting the positive impact of student-centered learning approaches.

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Born to Learn: Class Reunion

This second video in the Born to Learn series, Class Reunion, unpacks very neatly the significance of Confucius's explanation that essentially it is only when you take the responsibility of having to do something for yourself that you really start to learn. More about the brain and learning....

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Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research

Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Here's a quick glimpse of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the best selling book by molecular biologist John Medina.

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Brainology

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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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Beyond Current Horizons : Potential educational developments involving neuroscience that may arrive by 2025 | Technology, children, schools and families

Beyond Current Horizons : Potential educational developments involving neuroscience that may arrive by 2025 | Technology, children, schools and families | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Educational innovation involving valid neuroscientific concepts is a relatively new phenomenon and the challenges involved are considerable, but it can be expected that progress in this area will accelerate with the growth of scientific understanding of the brain and mind. This report attempts to identify where changes are likely to occur by 2025. It deals first with those changes that are probable through neuroscience and education working together, reviews educational issues associated with neuroscience that may arise even in the absence of such positive collaboration, and then briefly considers the effect of such changes on the professional development of teachers

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10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education

10 Brain-Based Learning Laws That Trump Traditional Education | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
A learning trump card is one that reigns over more established education practices. When one strategy trumps another, it means that it is a better way of learning.
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Exploding Common Myths in Education | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Exploding Common Myths in Education | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Myth: Kids Talk Too Much At School. Do your students talk too much? Some teachers think kids talk TOO much at school, and they spend a portion of their day trying to manage the noise.....How social groupings are good for learning & the brain.

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Dr Paul Howard-Jones - Neuroscience, Games & Learning

Dr Paul Howard-Jones, a leading expert on the role of neuroscience in educational practice and policy with a particular interest in how gaming engages the brain and the application of this knowledge in education. Paul discusses the findings of his recent research that reviews the potential effects of video games and social media on the brain. Can Google rewire the brain? What are the impact of technologies on human well being?

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Brain-Based Learning: Possible Implications for Online Instruction

Brain-Based Learning: Possible Implications for Online Instruction | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

There are many suggestions for integrating brain-based learning into the educational environment that are applicable to online courses.

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The Architecture of Learning: Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain

The Architecture of Learning: Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain

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(Book) Become an Architect of Learning! (blueprints included). The brain constructs new learning, sorting and labeling new data, comparing it with prior experience, and using resulting understandings to interact with the environment. Written for teachers, educational leaders, and instructional designers, this guide presents tools for developing teaching that engages the student thinking needed to construct learning. With applied research from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, The Architecture of Learning introduces a series of blueprints that strategically direct a teacher s thinking and planning. The resulting instruction capitalizes on the brain s penchant for patterns and moves students from recognizing a reference point for constructing new understanding to using new learning to think about and act on the real world. The Architecture of Learning addresses: Understanding how students learn, building blocks of learning, subject matter types and focus processes of learning, aligning learning, teaching, and assessment, critical and creative thinking in teaching and learning, evaluating and revising instruction"

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What's New in Neuro-Education | Psychology Today

What's New in Neuro-Education | Psychology Today | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

” Science is discovering many things about learning and memorythat have not yet been incorporated into school programs. Schools are so focused on teaching kids what to know to pass government-mandated tests that they don’t seem to get around to teaching students how to develop their capacity to learn and remember." The post explains nine neuro-education interventions:


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Scientists Find Learning Is Not 'Hard-Wired'

Scientists Find Learning Is Not 'Hard-Wired' | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The case for neuroeducation or brain based teaching. Discovering the brain's power to change may be neuroscience's biggest—and most promising—contribution to education. Today, as educational neuroscience has started to find its niche within interdisciplinary "mind-brain-education" study, the field's most powerful findings show how little about learning is hard-wired, after all."What we find is people really do change their brain functions in response to experience," said Kurt W. Fischer, the director of Harvard University's Mind, Brain, and Education Program. "It's just amazing how flexible the brain is. That plasticity has been a huge surprise to a whole lot of people."

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Down and Out in Children’s Schools | Brain World

Down and Out in Children’s Schools | Brain World | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

We rarely hear teachers say a contributing factor to poor students’ emotional and social behavior and poor academic performance in school may be related to the brain and the negative effects of brain development of children living in poverty conditions, experiencing chronic stressors. We believe teachers and school administrators should know more about how the brain functions and about student learning. They should be aware of emerging neuroscience-research results reporting a strong relationship between children living in prolonged poverty and the negative effects on their brain development.

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Making Education Brain Science

Making Education Brain Science | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Neurology informs the approach at a Manhattan institution founded by members of the Blue Man Group and their wives for children from pre-kindergarten through third grade.
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Neuroeducation

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Check out this #research about "NEUROEDUCATION: LEARNING, ARTS, AND THE BRAIN"-Johns Hopkins University Summit- http://t.co/5iKrHtO6...

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Research about "Neuroeducation: learning, arts, and the brain" Johns Hopkins University Summit

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Help Your Students Score Higher | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Help Your Students Score Higher | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
I'll focus on three things that can help your students improve their chances to score up to their potential.
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TEDxEnola: Dr. Judy Willis — Neuroscience in the Classroom

TEDxEnola: Dr. Judy Willis — Neuroscience in the Classroom | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

From Neuroscience Lab to the Classroom" Great video presentation by neurologist and educator, Dr. Judy Willis. Discusses Neuro-logical strategies from the video game model of learning.

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Naveen Jain on Rethinking Education: Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners - Forbes

Naveen Jain on Rethinking Education: Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners - Forbes | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The field of education is contentious and resistant to innovation or change.  There seems to be a growing sense that the problems that education systems face is just too difficult and multifaceted to fix. Most importantly, the focus is on how to “fix education infrastructure” (improve teachers, reduce class size, improve curriculum, develop alternative school models, etc.) rather than to “build better learners” by enhancing each child’s neural capacities and motivation for life-long learning.

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Three Brain-based Teaching Strategies to Build Executive Function in Students (Part 4 of 7) | Edutopia

Three Brain-based Teaching Strategies to Build Executive Function in Students (Part 4 of 7) | Edutopia | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Neurologist and educator Judy Willis offers three practical strategies to build and nurture students' executive function -- critical thinking, creativity, and complex decision-making.
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How the Brain Learns - US News and World Report

How the Brain Learns - US News and World Report | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect. The scientists believe that a better understanding of the role of time and timing on scales ranging from milliseconds (when brain cells connect) to years (the time it takes to become an expert) potentially could transform education, “giving children a better chance of success in school, and, ultimately, in life,” Cottrell says

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Understanding Brain-Based Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Understanding Brain-Based Learning | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
I get asked this question a lot... so I am going to provide an explanation of what Brain-Based teaching is, as well as clear up any myths or misconceptions about it.
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