Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age by Marilee Sprenger

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By Marilee Sprenger

Smartphones, videogames, webcasts, wikis, blogs, texting, emoticons. What does the speedily altering electronic panorama suggest for school room educating? How has expertise affected the mind improvement of scholars? How does it relate to what we all know approximately studying types, reminiscence, and a number of intelligences? How can lecturers shut the electronic divide that separates a lot of them from their students?
In Brain-Based educating within the electronic Age, Marilee Sprenger solutions those and different questions with research-based details and functional recommendation won from her years as a lecture room instructor and a specialist on brain-based educating. As she places it, It s time to satisfy the electronic mind. we have to use the expertise instruments, research the electronic discussion, and comprehend and relate larger to our scholars. whilst, she emphasizes the significance of teaching the complete baby through together with workout, track, and paintings within the school room and assisting scholars improve their social-emotional intelligence. Creativity, empathy, and the facility to synthesize fabric are twenty first century abilities that could t be neglected within the electronic age.
Readers will locate easy-to-understand information regarding the electronic mind and the way it really works, high-tech and low-tech innovations for daily educating and studying, and suggestion for growing lecture room environments that would appeal to and inspire scholars in any respect grade degrees. With this e-book as a advisor, educators can movement optimistically around the electronic divide to a global of recent percentages for themselves and their scholars.

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Mirror Neurons It is after lunch and your students have just returned to class. You are standing in front of them feeling refreshed and ready to start the lesson. You look up, smiling, and begin to introduce the lesson. ” The students are not as excited as you are, but you have a really interesting way to help them remember the information that you are anxious to share. It has been a long day. Jeremy decided to go ballistic when you discussed the length of the term paper you assigned. You had to chase Cory down the hall to get him to take his Ritalin, as it was obvious that he had neglected to do so.

Another letter causes my brain to look for other patterns. Fathom? ) FATH (Now I’m sure it’s either father or fathom. ) This is how the brain works. Information must make sense to the brain or it will be dropped. In fact, 99 percent of incoming information is dropped. Given the quantity of messages bombarding the brain, anything that is not familiar, does not make sense, or is not associated with survival may be quickly disposed of. Daniel Pink (2005) believes that the current era calls for a way of thinking that he calls “high concept,” which includes the capacity to detect patterns and create something new.

It is important for every child to understand the structure of the brain, the functions of various parts of the brain, and the brain-body connection. Sleep is one factor that illustrates the brain-body connection. Students should know about the amount of sleep they need because it is a crucial factor in their ability to learn, remember, and be successful.  Inadequate sleep raises stress levels, and as much as teachers try to create low-stress environments, sleepdeprived students will enter the classroom with higher levels of stress hormones.

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