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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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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  • 1 min
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
How can educators help ease the effects of common negative experiences facing students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds?
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  • 12 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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  • 7 min
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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  • 23 min
Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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  • 16 min
Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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  • 16 min
Give me a break! Short pauses throughout the day are proven to help students learn. Try this one.
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Could you explain neuroscience if you only had a simple set of words? Take the challenge!
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We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
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3D Brain

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