Teaching Techniques

Young woman listening to a boom box while lying down
Brain breaks help children by replenishing attention, improving learning, and boosting creativity. But, it turns out we might all benefit from giving our brains more downtime. Here’s why.
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Read more to discover the cognitive benefits of play in early childhood.
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Have you wondered the impact socioeconomic status can have on children's developing brains?
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While trigger warnings may seem helpful, research shows this may not be the case.
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Learn about the importance of introducing children to science at an early age.
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Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
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What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
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What if schools completely did away with standardized testing?
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Schools can use neuroscience research to optimize their environments to match the best ways for students to learn.
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Learn about the benefits of water play for young children.
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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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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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3D Brain

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