Use This Top 5 Student Booster Strategy Near the top of your list (professionally) is a core pathway that really boosts learning. We all take it for granted. Based on peer-reviewed brain research, it lands on my Top 5 List for ALL instructional paths. Do you use this strategy effectively already? This newsletter focuses on # 3 of my top 5. Earlier newsletters dealt with Consolidation and State Ma... Read More »
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A brain-based learning approach focuses on practical strategies linking brain research to student achievement.
Brain based learning is all about smarter, more purposeful teaching that can reach a greater number of students. It’s not anyone single thing you do. It’s more about the on-going, purposeful aggregate of environment, instruction and curriculum strategies that makes it all work.
It was one of my most depressing moments ever as a teacher. I’m in front of the room, my mouth was moving, but every student was frozen as if their brain was on screen saver. Maybe you also have memories of sharing content with your class, but your students just stare back at you. Glazed eyes, nothing’s happening, they are zoned out. This has happened to the best of us, at least once. I will give ... Read More »
A very long time ago, I searched wide and far for role models. I just plain needed someone to believe in. At one point, I heard my role model say, “The quality of your questions will become the quality of your life.” I was, of course, a bit immature, full of myself, and definitely younger back then. I said to myself, “Yeah, sure. Sounds like a lot of Philosophy 101. I’ll pass on it.” Little did I ... Read More »
What is your morning routine? Why does it matter? For some, the morning routine begins with hitting the snooze button for an extra 10 minutes of sleep. For others, it begins a predictable roller coaster with a high-stress march and ending with a run out the front door. If your morning routine is a bit sketchy, you’ll be delighted to learn you have more to do with how your day turns out than you pr... Read More »
Have you or your students changed over time? It sure is tempting to say ‘yes.’ We hear about more kids staying indoors, fewer two-parent households, and more screen time. Today, our kids grow up with fridges, cell phones, microwaves, Netflix, and maybe a car. Have we just all gotten soft and lazy? Is teaching grit to our students a lost art? Interested in how to foster a stronger mental toughness ... Read More »
Catching Your Students Up? That sounds like a line out of a comedy routine or science fiction! After all, not long ago, educators (just like you) believed IQ was fixed. They said, “You either got it or you don’t.” Times have changed, so it’s time for an update. Today we say, “Either you are a lifelong learner, or unfortunately, you’re just getting older.” Interested in teaching strategies that can... Read More »