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10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works

10 Great TED Talks on How Our Brain Works | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

March 8, 2015
If you have some time, you might want to check this list of TED talks on the human brain. 

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Want to know how students really learn? Here's the videos to answer your questions.  

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Lucy Duarte's curator insight, March 9, 2015 1:45 PM

Understanding the brain can indeed help you understand the way your students think and process data. Interesting.

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16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn

16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in.
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The image displays  how some of us are "Being Biased Against Others And Shifting Responsibility', one the 16 ways our brain tries to help us, but may actually be shortchanging us. We're given suggestions on how to get around our brain's "help". 

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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Education and Tech Tools | 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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This article provides suggestions on how to set up your lesson to gain and keep your student's attention, plus provides the link below for a debate assignment you can use to get/keep your student's focus on their assignment: http://www.brainsmart.org/tools.asp



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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 7, 2015 7:39 PM

Meditation and other mindful practices are helpful.

 

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Alicia Woolf's curator insight, January 11, 2015 7:18 PM

ADHD is not an attention deficiency, as the name suggests.  It is difficulty with controlling attention. Read this article for more information on this common misconception of ADHD.  

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:

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Interesting ideas based on research, the best news is you're not limited by your IQ, there are lots of ways your brain can learn and grow.

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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Some of these myths are incredibly old, like the myth that we only use 10% of our brain..

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Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom

Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | 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.
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Ideas are defined and you're given suggestions for implementing them: Brain breaks, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and chunking.

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