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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Different experiences and environments mold the brain. Here is a list of positive and negative factors that can affect how students learn.
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How did working memory earn the title "the brain's workhorse"?
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Why does author John Ratey call exercise "Miracle Grow for the brain"?
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How severe are the effects of trauma on a young, learning brain?
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A growing number of arts advocates support the view that incorporating the arts into the classroom — often referred to as arts integration — can make important contributions to the teaching and learning process in non-arts subjects.
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We all do it, but are we really as good at multitasking as we think? Can students learn something new without actively paying attention to it?
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This common teaching technique may be based on bad science. Watch the playback of this webinar on learning styles.
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Getting rid of unneeded synapses is a key part of brain development.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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Follow these step by step instructions to teach your students about the neuroscience behind reaction times, brain injuries, and spatial awareness.
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  • 19 min
In this video, Janet Zadina uncovers the truth behind some of the most commonly held brain-based learning myths.
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  • 19 min
Supertasters sense food's flavor more strongly than most. Check your tongue for clues about your tasting tendencies!
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