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Brain-Based Learning: Classroom Applications

As neuroscience advances, we understand more and more about how the human brain functions. This can (and should) have enormous implications for the classroom. What we teach and how we teach it should take into consideration how children's brains operate and be optimized for their learning processes. These resources are designed to provide insights into the practical classroom applications of knowledge about the brain.
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Brain-Based Learning: Classroom Applications
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Strategies for Strengthening the Brain's Executive Functions

    7 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    The executive functions of the brain are those that enable metacognition, giving us awareness of and control over our own thinking and learning processes. This article gives practical classroom strategies for engaging students' executive functions, enabling them to take more ownership of their learning.
  • greatergood.berkeley.edu
    greatergood.berkeley.edu

    Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

    8 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    In an excerpt from his book, The Social Neuroscience of Education, Louis Cozolino discusses the mismatch between how education is traditionally structured and how children's brains are actually wired to learn. He summarizes nine takeaways from developments in neuroscience that can help teachers structure learning experiences that are tailored more closely to how the brain works.
  • blogs.edweek.org
    blogs.edweek.org

    Response: Using 'Brain-Based Learning' in the Classroom

    5 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    In this article, three neuroscientists respond to the question, "What are the best ways to practically implement what we know about how the brain learns into our teaching?"
  • feaweb.org
    feaweb.org

    Brain-Based Learning Strategies

    8 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Ten key principles about the brain have enormous implications for the classroom. These include the connection between movement and learning, the social nature of the brain, how the brain changes over time, the effects of stress, the need for differentiation, the benefits of chunking, the importance of the arts, the role of emotions, brain disorders, and the malleability of memories.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    5-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain

    5 minute read
    Sarah Bradstreet says:
    Before teachers can implement brain-based teaching, they have to understand how the brain works. Neuroscience can be an overwhelming topic, but this webpage can be a great help. It provides a series of seven videos- all roughly five minutes long- that give great insights into the human mind.
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