The Brain and Lea...
Follow
Find
1.7K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from 21st Century Concepts- Educational Neuroscience
onto The Brain and Learning
Scoop.it!

Why memory and math don't mix: They require opposing states of the same brain ... - Scope (blog)

Why memory and math don't mix: They require opposing states of the same brain ... - Scope (blog) | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it

Scope (blog)Why memory and math don't mix: They require opposing states of the same brain ...Scope (blog)Can you compute your taxes while simultaneously remembering what you had for lunch yesterday? Neither can I.


Via Tom Perran
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

The Brain and Learning
Using research to help teachers find best practices for learning
Curated by Sally DeCost
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
We can be tactical in our schooling. The traditional advice on learning has been to “study hard,” in a quiet place and with the same routine, yet that doesn’t say much about what to specifically do. But pupils today can change the way they study to exploit the brain’s quirky learning processes, using the strategies revealed by memory and learning research. While that science is still maturing, “it’s at a place now where it can give you a specific tactical plan,” Carey said. 

.

Students can tailor their preparation with techniques targeting different kinds of content or skills, and manage their schedule to optimize their time. “That’s a powerful thing, because we go through our whole lives never knowing that,” he said.

.

Ultimately, the value of these learning strategies isn’t just about earning better grades, Carey said. In the modern jungle of society, learning is still about surviving: For young people, it’s about sussing out what they’re good at, what rings their bell, and what they want to do with their lives. “It’s informing you of: Who am I? Where do I place my bets? Do I major in physics or do I major in architecture or design, or do I major in English? Do I belong here at all?” Carey said. Those are important decisions. “Being self-aware about what’s effective learning and how it happens, I think, gives you a real edge in making those choices.”


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - Higher Perspective

10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - Higher Perspective | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
1. EXERCISE MORE – 7 MINUTES MIGHT BE ENOUGH You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all. Exercise has such a profound effect on our …
Sally DeCost's insight:

Excellent article!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Help Your Child Improve Working Memory Skills for Math - LearningWorks for Kids

Help Your Child Improve Working Memory Skills for Math - LearningWorks for Kids | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Here’s something to think about: Working memory skills are a better predictor of academic performance than IQ scores. Many kids who struggle to calculate math problems in their heads also [...]
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Effective Education
Scoop.it!

8 Amazing Productivity Tricks You Can Use Now

8 Amazing Productivity Tricks You Can Use Now | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
It will happen to anyone. You begin your work day knowing what you must accomplish by quitting time, yet at 5, you have not nearly achieved as much as you had planned.

Via Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Psyche & Neuroscience
Scoop.it!

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
"Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout."

"Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with

Via Anne Leong
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

This Place Just Made it Illegal to Give Kids Too Much Screen Time

Excess screen time is now considered to be the equivalent of smoking, drinking and using drugs.
Sally DeCost's insight:

Good idea! Too much screen time is a problem to little ones!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Wallchart Sing your way to a healthy body | Other Features | Features | Sinfini Music – Cutting Through Classical

Wallchart Sing your way to a healthy body | Other Features | Features | Sinfini Music – Cutting Through Classical | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Illustrative guide to health benefits of singing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

If ADHD brains are the most creative, why do we treat it like a disability?

If ADHD brains are the most creative, why do we treat it like a disability? | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Sally DeCost's insight:

VERY interesting!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Eclectic Technology
Scoop.it!

Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it

"Brain-based learning isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed attention thanks to the teacher accountability movement begun by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention."


Via Beth Dichter
Sally DeCost's insight:

Excellent article on Brain Based Learning. It includes many of the concepts emphasized by Whole Brain Teaching.

more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2014 9:58 PM

This post shares three techniques you may want to incorporate into your classroom. Each has a short description as well as a section on why it is effective and how to implement the technique.

* Incorporate frequent brain breaks

* Make time for social and emotional learning

* Teach smaller chunks

As new research is published on the brain the impact it may have on the classroom is significant. If we know that providing short brain breaks (and movement breaks) may allow students to come back refreshed and ready to learn then we need to consider how we can provide these opportunities.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 2, 2014 11:49 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Guest blogger Lori Desautels translates Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs into a blueprint for classroom practice that can set the stage with comfort, care and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Brain Based learning: 8 facts every teacher needs to know

Brain Based learning: 8  facts every teacher needs to know | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it

Brain Based Learning: 8 facts every teacher needs to know

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

More Evidence Favoring Art-Based Learning of STEM

More Evidence Favoring Art-Based Learning of STEM | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
If indeed, after a decade of studying the human brain we know the arts enhance math and science comprehension, we must begin changing the curriculum to be using the arts and art integration, namely teaching through the arts....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

How Learning Artistic Skills Alters the Brain

How Learning Artistic Skills Alters the Brain | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
New research finds neural changes not only reflecting increased technical capacities, but also enhanced creativity.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Effective Education
Scoop.it!

A Brain-Based Method for Being More Productive

A Brain-Based Method for Being More Productive | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Even if you think you're a great multitasker, you'll always be more efficient, more productive and do better work if you focus on one thing at a time.

Via Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

The 18 Skills Every 21st Century Learner Should Develop ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 18 Skills Every 21st Century Learner Should Develop ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

4 Tips for Brain-Based Learning - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources

4 Tips for Brain-Based Learning - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
As a parent, you work hard to provide nutrition and activity for your child to encourage a healthy body. Did you know you can also provide active learning strategies to encourage a healthy brain? Brain-based learning helps your child understand learning materials better as well as helps develop and grow his or her brain. What …
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Singing & Voice
Scoop.it!

Why singing in a choir is so good for you - South China Morning Post (subscription)

Why singing in a choir is so good for you - South China Morning Post (subscription) | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Performing offers many emotional, physical and social benefits, say local choristers

Via Monique
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Kindergarten
Scoop.it!

Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom

Tapping into Your Students’ Individual Intelligences in the Classroom | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Howard Gardner s theory of multiple intelligences changed the world of education. Before Gardner proposed that a student could have an affinity towards more than one intelligence, a student was usually put into one category that would define him for the rest of his life.

Via poulingail
more...
poulingail's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:45 PM

Thanks Carrie Wible.

Rescooped by Sally DeCost from Singing & Voice
Scoop.it!

Singing can improve physical and mental health in the elderly

Singing can improve physical and mental health in the elderly | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
The challenges of an aging population are never far from the headlines, whether it’s concerns over pensions, or the increase in dementia cases.

Via Monique
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class

The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
A follow-up to the popular post titled 'Why so many kids can't sit still in school today.'
Sally DeCost's insight:

Very interesting. Worth the read!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Sally DeCost
Scoop.it!

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.
more...
No comment yet.