Thursday, August 25, 2016

Educational Links 8/26/16

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity 

ADHD at School: Helping Children Follow Directions 

Why is setting up your classroom important? 

Join Me For A Discussion On “10 Strategies to Help Students Develop the Intrinsic Motivation to Write” 

How I Made In-Class Silent Reading Work for Me 

“Get Out From Behind That Computer!” Why the Brain Benefits When Students Talk and Move Around 

When you can get students talking and teaching each other, adding movement or gestures into the process, the students learn and retain more. Whether you call this process “Brain-Based Learning” or “Whole-Brain Learning,” the concept is the same. The goal of brain-based learning is to “engage your learners and do it with strategies that are based on real science” (Jensen). Their learning increases because they are engaging more parts of their brain during the teaching process.


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