Brain-Based Learning Resources From TeachThought

Brain-based learning is about aligning the design of learning experiences with how the human brain naturally functions.

Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know?

Is The Cognitive Load Theory The Most Important Thing A Teacher Should Know? by Terry Heick What is the most important thing a teacher should know? According to British educationalist Dylan Wiliam, it is the Cognitive Load Theory (Wiliam 2017). Is it true? Well, that depends. First some backstory. As we discussed in The Definition Of […]

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What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers by Terry Heick Preface: I’m (very clearly) not a neurologist. While I often have dedicated a lot of thought and research into things I write, sometimes I write about things in order to understand them–or understand them better. This is one of those times. Caveat […]

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No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic

No, Your Brain Isn’t Divided By Creativity And Logic by TeachThought Staff How the human brain works is a topic of considerable chatter, but not much in-depth discussion outside of neuroscience and psychology. There is indeed an undercurrent of learning (that should perhaps be an over-current) regarding brain-based learning and research, but very little understanding […]

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Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New

Why Brain-Based Learning Means Always Connecting Old Knowledge With New by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com Building and retrieving memories takes place in stages through information encoding, storage in patterns of relational memories, and restimulating these neuronal pathways by review each time the memory is accessed and used. Familiarity increases recall so students with memory-based learning difficulties can […]

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6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning

6 Brain-Based Teaching Strategies For Low-Stress Learning   by Dr. Judy Willis, radteach.com Although it is valuable for teachers to be familiar with neuroscientific research and pass relevant findings along to education stakeholders, it is crucial that educators use classroom strategies that reflect what we know about the brain and learning. So how can teachers […]

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How The Memory Works In Learning

How The Memory Works In Learning By Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. Teachers are the caretakers of the development of students’ highest brain during the years of its most extensive changes. As such, they have the privilege and opportunity to influence the quality and quantity of neuronal and connective pathways so all children leave school […]

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Research-Based? When A Lab Is Not A Classroom

Research-Based? When A Lab Is Not A Classroom by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com Neuroscience research about the learning brain has guided development of powerful, individualized learning tools. The challenge lies in selecting the best edtech tools when commercial interests use invalid scientific claims to support their products. My previous blog addressed the available “consumer report” sources to […]

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