Teaching Techniques

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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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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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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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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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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
  • Science News
We all know that kids spend many hours a day using smartphones but what is it doing to their brains?
  • Stanford University
Encourage students to be more active, not only for their physical health, but for their brain health as well!
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Read this to discover some simple strategies to assist students with time management and other executive functions.
  • Edutopia
You might think that having lots of colorful posters in your classroom will aid students but this may not be true in reality. Read more to find out why.
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Learn about the benefits that short but frequent breaks can have on easily distracted students.
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Discover the addictiveness behind video games to understand the way students are motivated.
  • Psychology Today

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