Teaching Techniques

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Give me a break! Short pauses throughout the day are proven to help students learn. Try this one.
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Many techniques used by elementary school teachers can be applicable to middle and high school teachers as well.
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Learn about the benefits of water play for young children.
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It’s time to head back to school! Discover resources to make neuroscience fun and engaging.
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The neurological consequences of teenage alcohol abuse can last well beyond the teen years and into adulthood.
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Using this worksheet, test your students’ comprehension of the body’s response to environmental changes from Chapter 10 of The Brain Facts Book.
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Neuroscientist Jamie Hanson encourages scientists to look at people and situations that fall outside so-called societal norms.
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Learn about the impacts that child poverty has on the developing brain with data from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and public health epidemiology.
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How can educators help ease the effects of common negative experiences facing students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds?
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How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.