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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

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"The human brain wasn’t designed for industrial education.

It was shaped over millions of years of sequential adaptation in response to ever-changing environmental demands. Over time, brains grew in size and complexity; old structures were conserved and new structures emerged. As we evolved into social beings, our brains became incredibly sensitive to our social worlds."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2013 8:59 PM

How much do you know about your brain? This post will help you learn more about it and how understanding the brain will help you with your students. There is a short introduction and the a list of the main ideas is below. Additional information is available in the post as well as a visual image that links to the nine ideas. Links to additional materials are also available.

* The brain is a social organism.

* We have two brains.

* Early learning is powerful.

* Conscious awareness and unconscious processing occur at different speeds, often simultaneously.

* The mind, brain, and body are interwoven.

* The brain has a short attention span and needs repetition and multiple-channel processing for deeper learning to occur.

* Fear and stress impair learning.

* We analyze others but not ourselves: the primacy of projection.

* Learning is enhanced by emphasizing the big pictureā€”and then allowing students to discover the details for themselves.

AAEEBL's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:53 PM

Good stuff.

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Teacher Development Research: Keys to Educator Success

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Teacher Development Research Table of Contents:

 

 

- Introduction
- Keys to Educator Success
- Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
- Avoiding Pitfalls
- Annotated Bibliography


Teaching quality has been defined as "instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn" (Darling-Hammond, 2012), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement (Hanushek, 2011; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005).

 

Knowing this, what is the best way to foster and provide ongoing support for good teaching practices? While every school is unique, research has identified several elements that can almost universally increase the chances for successful teacher development and create a powerful and positive school community. 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:50 PM

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

Lynnette Van Dyke's comment, March 25, 2013 4:57 PM
The work of Edutopia....awesome.
Gust MEES's comment, March 25, 2013 5:07 PM
@Lynette ONLY the BEST from Edutopia ;)