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Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress

Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
Children who get less exercise show greater hormonal responses to stress, a Finnish study finds.

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:49 PM

More evidence that we need to ensure children get a chance to move and play for healthy overall development and learning!

 

"Physically active children generally report happier moods and fewer symptoms of depression than children who are less active. Now researchers may have found a reason: by one measure, exercise seems to help children cope with stress."

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:13 PM

Thanks for the article/link!

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Music and the Brain: Music Therapy

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Maria Battista-Hancock, LCAT, MT-BC, Music Therapy Department Chair & Internship Director at Hochstein School of Music & Dance discusses music and the brain.

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Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
Brain games will make you smarter! The internet is making you dumber! Alcohol is killing your brain cells! The brain is a mystery we've been trying to solve for ages, and the desire to unlock its secrets has led to vast amounts of misinformation.

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Want to Hold On to a Memory? Make a Fist | TIME.com

Want to Hold On to a Memory? Make a Fist | TIME.com | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
Getting a grip — literally — by clenching your right fist before remembering information and your left when you want to remember it can boost your recall, according to the latest study.

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5 Core Skills Your Life Depends On

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Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing!

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing! | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing. To clarify the difference between these words, let's look at their etymology (word origins). According to the dictionary, "analyze" means to break apart into essential elements. The opposite of analyze is synthesize, or put together. "Criticize" means to evaluate or make a judgment regarding the merits or faults. The opposite of criticize in one sense would be praise, or in another sense absence of judgment. Simply looking at the two definitions, it is glaringly obvious that two different skill sets are required. So why are they often lumped together? The dictionary definition of this answer would be a stupor of thought, or the condition of not thinking.


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:04 AM

There are many types of thinking! It's extremely important to first recognize a variety, whether through Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy or another lens. Then students need opportunities to practice, practice, practice.

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The Neuroscience At The Heart Of Learning And Leading

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Joshua Freedman (@eqjosh) shares the science behind what's going on inside your head. Emotional intelligence, he says, is the difference that makes the difference.

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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.

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The Impact of Music on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Impact of Music on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

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Breastfeeding Benefits Babies’ Brains

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Using MRI brain imaging, researchers discover babies which are only breastfed have improved brain development over those who are fed with a combination of formula and breast milk, or those formula fed alone.

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Why Music Makes Our Brain Sing

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When a song triggers both anticipation and reward, it moves us like nothing else.

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18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important

18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
As an adult, you've likely experienced a time when you've been in a training session or a meeting and felt like you were at a breaking point and couldn't focus

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:03 PM

Wow.  Important information here (and lots of resources!).

 

"When kids get tired or bored, they tend to check out.  Once kids begin to check out they are no longer learning, and they mentally are removed from the situation despite being physically present.  It’s important to get their blood flowing and to reconnect those kids that have started day dreaming instead of listening to the lesson.  These six blog posts can explain more about the importance of brain breaks for kids and adults."

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Exercising Leadership Skills: 5 Tips for Working Out Your Brain

Exercising Leadership Skills: 5 Tips for  Working Out Your Brain | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

Graphic and content quoted from LifeSpan Fitness!


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:10 PM

This is my first of a series of articles connecting fitness and exercise to our ability to lead.  As a bodybuilder and leadership practioner, I am loving the opportunity to connect these dots!!!

 

From the article:

 

Exercise can improve your brain function!


Studies conducted have provided insight into the effect exercising has on improving the function of our brains.

 

While improving the way our body breaks down and uses the healthier, more nutritious food we are consuming, the brain also enjoys various other benefits.

John Michel's curator insight, June 12, 2013 6:18 AM

The better your ability to think clearly, analyze options, and remember details, the better you will be able to lead. This ability applies whether you are leading an established team, your family, or starting a new business.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:12 AM

It's true, working out makes us better leaders by helping our brains!

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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

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Departing the Text: Optical Illusions and their role in Education, Brain Training, and Visual Literacy

Departing the Text: Optical Illusions and their role in Education, Brain Training, and Visual Literacy | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

Aside from being fun, optical illusions actually play a role in education and in visual literacy.  They help illustrate that we see by learning to see.  While our brains relay information taken in through our eyes, we learn to interpret what we see by recognizing and storing patterns we learn as we continuously interact with the world around us.  These patterns enable us to identify faces, dangers, friends, directions, routes, and opportunities around us.


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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | MindShift | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
How to praise kids: It's a hot topic for many parents and educators. A lot of the conversation around it has stemmed from studies by Carol Dweck, professor o

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Neuroscience For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies

Neuroscience For Dummies Cheat Sheet - For Dummies | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, May 1, 2013 7:31 AM

The most complex structure in the universe (that we know of) is the three pound mass of cells within your skull called the brain. The brain consists of about 100 billion neurons, which is about the same number as all the stars in our Milky Way galaxy and the number of galaxies in the known universe. Like any complex machine, the brain contains a lot of parts, each of which has subparts, which themselves have subparts, all the way down to the “nuts and bolts” — the neurons. In this Cheat Sheet, you find information on the key parts of the brain and the role and function of neurons, the cells that make up the nervous system.

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Your Brain on Laughter | TIME.com

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Are they laughing at you or laughing with you? Your brain can tell the difference.

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Grammar Errors? The Brain Detects Them Even When You Are Unaware | Neuroscience News

Grammar Errors? The Brain Detects Them Even When You Are Unaware | Neuroscience News | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
Researchers discover people detect and process grammatical errors with no conscious awareness of doing so.

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Education, the Brain and Common Core State Standards

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Understanding even the basics of how the brain learns -- how people perceive, process and remember information -- can help teachers and students successfully meet the requirements of the Common Core

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The Brain Science Behind Learning

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Details how the infographic Brainy Approaches to Learning supports Personalized Learning.

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Audrey's comment, May 28, 2013 5:10 PM
I feel overwhelmed. There is so much to learn.
Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 29, 2013 3:01 AM

Lump or not - the brain always amazes me.

Laura Lubin, MS. Ed. HRD's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:58 AM

Amazing view into the science and how to personalize learning with universality in mind. 

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8 mindless ways to undermine teaching and learning

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Educational mindlessness can take many forms. Here are 8 ways in which it can harm both the students and adults in our schools: 1. Mindless views of teaching and learning that reduce them to formu...


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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

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Learning is a dynamic function that each person experiences in a vastly different way. For instance, one individual may retain knowledge the best by studying a textbook while another may need to link an idea to a physical activity they perform.

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Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift

Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift | Brain based learning | Scoop.it
The science of learning can offer some surprising and useful perspectives on how we guide and educate young people.

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Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing!

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing! | Brain based learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing. To clarify the difference between these words, let's look at their etymology (word origins). According to the dictionary, "analyze" means to break apart into essential elements. The opposite of analyze is synthesize, or put together. "Criticize" means to evaluate or make a judgment regarding the merits or faults. The opposite of criticize in one sense would be praise, or in another sense absence of judgment. Simply looking at the two definitions, it is glaringly obvious that two different skill sets are required. So why are they often lumped together? The dictionary definition of this answer would be a stupor of thought, or the condition of not thinking.


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:04 AM

There are many types of thinking! It's extremely important to first recognize a variety, whether through Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy or another lens. Then students need opportunities to practice, practice, practice.