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Multidisciplinary Brain-Based Teaching Examples

The “Broad Sweep” Brain-based education has evolved quite a bit over the last twenty years. Initially, it seemed focused on establishing a vocabulary with which to understand the new knowledge. As a result, many of us heard about (for the first time) axons, dendrites serotonin, dopamine, the hippocampus and the amygdala. Brain-based teaching is here to stay and now you can see why. That was the “f...

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Brain based learning

An Emerging Paradigm: Moving towards Brain-based Learning

This article about concerns I have about a traditional school structure and assessment. Today, many more educators are using data than ever before to improve student achievement. As a trend, it’s one of the best ones in years. With greater accountability and opportunities to reach failing students, educators are flocking towards a better understanding of how to use data. It’s used primarily for in...

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How Arts Change the Brain

How Arts Change the Brain

It is common knowledge that arts can arouse passions. Some believe that arts should be in school simply because many students thoroughly enjoy them. Others advocate a higher curriculum standing for arts on equal footing with math, science and language arts (Jensen). Now, there is now substantial evidence that arts are a “stand-alone” discipline. I would argue that arts support the neurobiological ...

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Changing Kids Brains

Changing Kids Brains

The human brain is constantly changing. This post walks you through some of those changes and the opportunities that present themselves to you for maximizing the brain’s potential.

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Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles for Brain-Based Education. Seven initial principles are proposed for discussion and it is hoped that more will be added over time. Brain-based learning means understanding these principles.

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