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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | HHS Technology and Education | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."

This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:08 AM

Supportive middle school teaching strategies like cooperative learning, class celebrations, and community-school collaborations lower stress and increase resilience in students and create HAPPY MIDDLE-SCHOOL BRAINS, neuro-imaging shows.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:45 PM

This site was recommended by Ruth Burton.  I taught middle school for 15 years and the insights found here make great sense to me. 

Ana María Hurtado's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:16 AM

Of course, they do! 

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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | HHS Technology and Education | Scoop.it

They allow students to comprehend, interpret, and analyze complex information in a quick and clear manner. This combined with the brain research to support why infographics are so effective gives teachers a powerful new tool to use for teaching and learning.


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