The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs.
Brain-Based Learning Resources
Brain-based learning is about aligning the design of learning experiences with how the human brain naturally functions.
Stress cuts off students’ access to higher-level networks of higher-order thinking, logic, creative problem solving, and analytical judgment.
Teaching how the brain learns engages students via tapping into factors that stimulate the brain, grab attention & set the stage for learning.
What are the executive brain functions and what can you do as an educator to support their development in students in your classroom?
Laboratory neuroscience research cannot be proof of what will happen in a classroom or with any one student.
Few educators need a deep grasp of neurology, but a working knowledge of the more common neuroscience terms for teachers could be useful.
Brain-based teaching strategies include simply predicting and responding, which require the brain to actually engage.
Writing promotes the brain’s attentive focus & long-term memory, illuminates patterns, and gives the brain time for reflection.
As sensory input goes into neocortex, it makes memory patterns of the new data and when it sees something similar it can understand.
Areas important in memory consolidation and retrieval such as the amygdala, hippocampus, and basal ganglion, can be ‘exercised.’
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