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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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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
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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."


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

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 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, 11:49 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

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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...
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.

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poulingail's curator insight, October 31, 12:45 PM

Thanks Carrie Wible.

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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.

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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.'
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Very interesting. Worth the read!

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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.
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Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader | Infographic | Scientific Learning

Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader | Infographic | Scientific Learning | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
When a student struggles to read, we look to factors such as socioeconomic status or access to books. But brain differences are also part of the equation and should not be overlooked.
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HEALTHBEAT: Brain scans show how kids learn early math, suggests practicing ... - Edmonton Journal

HEALTHBEAT: Brain scans show how kids learn early math, suggests practicing ... - Edmonton Journal | The Brain and Learning | Scoop.it
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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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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:52 PM

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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