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How the brain controls our habits - MIT News Office

How the brain controls our habits - MIT News Office | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
MIT neuroscientists identify a brain region that can switch between new and old habits.
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What makes a great teacher?

What makes a great teacher? | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it

Thank you M. Gourley for being such a good teacher and leader to us. I hope we stay in touch.


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Will Gourley's curator insight, August 20, 11:04 AM

Honoured to have this shared with me by one of my students. 

It is a truly humbling job to watch the hearts and minds of learners grow. 

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A Brain on Laughter – Brain Leaders and Learners

A Brain on Laughter – Brain Leaders and Learners | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.
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More evidence of the value of handwriting!

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Science says you should leave work at 2 p.m. and go for a walk

Science says you should leave work at 2 p.m. and go for a walk | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
A new book tells you how to change your habits to improve at math, science…or whatever else you want to learn about.
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Brain Based Learning | Discipline with the prefrontal cortex in mind

Brain Based Learning | Discipline with the prefrontal cortex in mind | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn
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A dozen important brain based concepts - The Second Principle

A dozen important brain based concepts - The Second Principle | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are a dozen key brain based concepts & teaching strategies all teachers and parents need to know and understand focusing on how the brain learns best.
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Excellent read for teachers!

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It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Important tips for how you can get past your fears and do the things that you want to do.

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Seeds For Learning: A Review of Brain Based Core Principles

Seeds For Learning: A Review of Brain Based Core Principles | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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6 Quick Brain-Based Teaching Strategies | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

6 Quick Brain-Based Teaching Strategies | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes what makes a strategy work (or not work) is HOW the teacher “sets up” the activity. Other times it works because of the timing or the env

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Here's Why Simply Going To School Makes Some Brilliant Kids Think They're Not At All Smart

Here's Why Simply Going To School Makes Some Brilliant Kids Think They're Not At All Smart | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
The way we run our schools is terribly out of date, and this guy proves it.
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Very interesting!

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10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind

10 Magical Effects Music Has On the Mind | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Every fan of music knows the tremendous power it can have over both thoughts and emotions. Great music can transform an…
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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons
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Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn - InformED

Educational Psychology: 20 Things Educators Need To Know About How Students Learn - InformED | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
What makes a teacher successful? Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into
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How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

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I am trying to recall who is responsible for the line that play is serious business. It is the work that helps children learn. It is what adults need to re-embrace.

 

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4 Ways To Retrain Your Brain To Handle Information Overload

4 Ways To Retrain Your Brain To Handle Information Overload | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you constantly forgetting where you placed your keys? Do you feel like your mind shuts down in the afternoon? Here's why.

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5 Basic Skills We’re Forgetting to Teach Our Children

5 Basic Skills We’re Forgetting to Teach Our Children | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
In order to raise well-adjusted children, we need to start thinking outside of the box.
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Poor Sleep Can Lead to False Memories


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What Does it Take to Change the Brain?

What Does it Take to Change the Brain? | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
I've written about neuroplasticity here before a few times, but since it is a fascinating, complex topic (like everything about the brain, right?) I thought I'd share a few more thoughts about some...
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7 Ways Successful People Remain Calm When Life Gets Out Of Control - Pick the Brain

7 Ways Successful People Remain Calm When Life Gets Out Of Control - Pick the Brain | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
But there are some people, who seem to navigate this onslaught of trails in a calm and peaceful manner.

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DailyGood: Ten Things Creative People Know

DailyGood: Ten Things Creative People Know | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Do you consider yourself creative? If you answer,
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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools. What seemed like on-the-fringe experiments, like game-based learning, have turned into real trends, and have gradually made their way into many (though certainly not most) classrooms.
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Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New
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How Laughter Improves Your Memory

How Laughter Improves Your Memory | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
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