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Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog

Smart Teaching: Understanding What the Brain Can’t Ignore | 252 Blog | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know why infographics that combine compelling graphics, charts, lists and texts are so popular and spread so quickly? Our brain processes visual information 60,000 times faster than printed ...

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24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter

24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Would like to be better, faster, stronger, and all that good stuff? As you might expect, the road to self-improvement isn't short, and it isn't easy. It all starts with forming good habits, habits that you can carry with you through each day of your life. Once you do them enough, they'll become second nature,…

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maria papanikou's curator insight, July 1, 5:20 AM

The way to a better Self!

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A little advice for self-improvement.

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 2, 2:12 PM

Some obvious and not so obvious reminders.

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Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains

Children and summer learning: 5 building blocks for their brains | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
"No more pencils and no more books" is a chant heard on playgrounds across the country when the final bell releases students for the summer months. And while Alice Cooper's
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Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity

Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
A study carried out by the University of British Columbia in Canada found children became more resilient and enjoyed increased creativity after playing in more dangerous activities (file image).

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This Marketplace for Teachers to Sell Their Lesson Plans Is Thriving. Thank the Common Core.

This Marketplace for Teachers to Sell Their Lesson Plans Is Thriving. Thank the Common Core. | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, when Erica Bohrer, a first-grade teacher from Long Island, New York, started selling her lesson plans on the website Teachers Pay Teachers, she just wanted to make a few extra bucks here and there. Item on the site, a kind of Etsy for educators, go for an...

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10 Ways to Spot Great Teachers (and Avoid Crummy Ones) « The Talent Code

10 Ways to Spot Great Teachers (and Avoid Crummy Ones) « The Talent Code | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, June 10, 2014 11:34 PM

Food for thought

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 28, 4:43 PM

Great teachers empower their students to engage with the content.  These classrooms can often appear noisy as students discuss and argue, get excited and share.  Our traditional teacher observation and evaluation instruments undermine real great teachers. These instruments often focus on what the TEACHER IS DOING not on what the students are doing. Administrators are often looking for teachers who are directing the learning, standing in the front of an orderly classroom talking and asking questions. Teachers who are on the side, guiding and facilitating are often marked down because administrators do not observe the behaviors of the checklist.  We need to change the way teachers are observed - and the feedback they receive - from the administrators that determine their contracts.  We need to find ways to encourage our REAL GREAT TEACHERS.

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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. 

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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.

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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.”


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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!

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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 …
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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 [...]
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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.

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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

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

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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.
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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.
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Supercharge Your Happy Chemicals

Supercharge Your Happy Chemicals | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Understanding happy chemicals and the role they play in how you feel may answer questions about your inability to focus, experience true happiness and more.
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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

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More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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Successful People Vs. Unsuccessful People (The habits that differentiate them)

Successful People Vs. Unsuccessful People (The habits that differentiate them) | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic will show you the wise habits of successful people. They are the reason why they are set apart from the rest.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 3, 6:07 PM

This infographic will show you the wise habits of successful people. They are the reason why they are set apart from the rest.


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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 5, 7:05 PM

Reminded me of the wisdom of Earl Nightingale "The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people have successful habits."

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The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius

The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
The best (and worst) ways to use social media

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It seems like common sense, but I know all teachers aren't professional on social media.

 

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Casey Anley's curator insight, June 1, 2:53 AM

Important advice for those in education!

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, June 1, 10:07 AM

Here are some great tips for using social media for everyone.

Eva Barcelo's curator insight, June 17, 2:19 AM

El #socialmedia de un #profesor lo que puede y no puede hacer

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Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
Evidence based teaching strategies have a far larger effect on student results than others do. Discover the top ten, evidence based teaching strategies in this article.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 22, 2:58 PM

These strategies are the essential foundation of what all good teachers do.  Every article and book that I have read about school improvement and effective teaching seems for focus on these same strategies.  We know it...but do we do it?  WITH FIDELITY?  I think that is often where it breaks down. These strategies need to be a part of EVERY lesson...EVERY day. They become highly effective when they are implemented consistently and intentionally.  With all teachers are required to do, it is easy to lose focus on intentionally using these effective strategies.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:38 PM

This is probably the best resource I have found for a pre-service and graduate teacher. As the title says it outlines the top ten evidence based teaching strategies and clearly describes each strategy and how and why they are effective. Very useful resource!.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 27, 9:39 AM

Which of these strategies could you incorporate into your therapeutic groups?  How do you think they might be helpful? 

 

When you observe students in classrooms, do you see evidence of these practices?

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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

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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....
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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.
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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.

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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
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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 …
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