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All About the Brain and Learning

Your brain is central to everything you do. While the brain has been studied for decades, there is still a lot we don't know about how our brain operates and develops. As educators, the impact of brain research is huge to our work and our profession. Use this collection to grow your understanding about the brain, and use this knowledge to improve your methods and teaching techniques.
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All About the Brain and Learning
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    5-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Use this link to enjoy a collection of videos about the brain. The videos share findings from neuroscience that can be harnessed in the classroom. As the field of neuroscience expands, the implications for instruction and learning gets more convincing. Use this resource of videos to heighten your knowledge about the brain and improve the learning opportunities in your classroom.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

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    Kelly Flynn says:
    Students have to listen and retain a plethora of information in school. Many think listening is intrinsic and doesn't need to be taught. This is far from truth. As educators, we need to equip students with a skill set necessary to attend to content. Classroom management issues heighten when students struggle to listen. Read this article to learn specific strategies you can implement to help students engage during instruction and consequently stay in charge of their own behavior and learning.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Learning & the Brain is an organization that connects educators to the newest research on the brain and learning and its relevance to education. This group offers professional development to teachers, school leaders, clinicians, counselors and speech-language pathologists. With conferences, seminars and summer opportunities, this organization aims to serve an unmet need in education with concentration on the complexities of the brain.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Research on the brain offers abundant possibilities for the education field. Data and research studies have become widespread in educational journals. Use this resource presented by Compass Learning to discover recent research about the brain paired with a list suggestions for teachers to apply as they work to expand the learning in their classroom.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Research says modern media makes absorbing information a challenge. Hyperlinks, advertisements, and email popups tempt us away from reading. When the information exceeds our memory capacity, we can't assimilate the material. Many think they can multitask, but research tells us otherwise. This article discourages pushing a digital life, especially with struggling readers. They support classic approaches to deal with distractions, attend to what's relevant, and prod deeply into learning.
  • Brain Connection

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    brainconnection.brainhq.com
    brainconnection.brainhq.com
    Kelly Flynn says:
    Owned by Posit Science, Brain Connection is a community devoted to providing insightful, high-quality information about how the mind operates and how we learn. As new research on the brain is revealed, cognitive experts know educators need access to this information, so they can provide the best instruction possible. Tap into this resource, and you will quickly gain valuable insight into the workings of the brain.
  • Kelly Flynn says:
    Use this link to find short brain exercises you can execute in the classroom. Some of these include Figure 8s, Cross Crawl, Hook Ups, and Brain Buttons. Once you learn them, your students will enjoy the movements while they release stress and excess energy and engage their brain. Many of the activities are geared toward younger students, but can be modified for older students or adults.
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