These are simply my notes put onto slides – very simple, very basic. This is not an attempt at a polished presentation.
Again, these are my notes, not necessarily quotes from the book.
There is not enough time in my life to polish this presentation and apply the “Brain Rules” to it.
If my typoographical erors disturb you, or it upsets you that I gave up trying to find pictures slides, or it bugs you that I was obviously falling asleep during chapter 6 because there is only one note, please put in your yoga DVD instead of watching this slide show...
… or better yet email me ( [email_address] ) to let me know what to fix or if you have any suggestions for copyright free images to use.
All that said, I highly recommend the book. Yes The World is Flat might open your eyes to what our future holds, but this book will introduce to you how you should be teaching your students to be prepared for that future now.
“ Experts knowledge is not simply a list of facts and formulas that are relevant to their domain; instead their knowledge is organized around core concepts or ‘big ideas’ that guide their thinking about their domains.”
Research shows we cannot multitask—we are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich inputs simultaneously.
Students who are interrupted take 50% longer to accomplish a task, and makes 50% or more errors.
Giving your kids too much information without enough time to digest it sacrifices learning for expediency.
Break classes into 10 minute segments. First minute the gist, the next nine the details
Teacher should start with a where we are going at the start, with where we are throughout – stops students from having to figure it out and multitask.
At the end of each ten minutes there should be a hook, looking backwards, or forward – and always triggering an emotion.
Students forget 90% of what they learn in class within 30 days. The majority of this forgetting occurs within the first few hours after class.
Memory worked best if the environmental conditions at retrieval mimicked the environmental conditions at encoding.
Information is best remembered when it is elaborate, meaningful, and contextual. The quality of the encoding stage – those earliest moments of learning – is one of the single greatest predictors of later learning success.
When you are trying to drive a piece of information into a kids memory system, make sure they know what it means.
First moments of a class are vitally important.
Memory of an event is stored in the same places that were initially recruited to perceive the learning event.
The more the brain structures involved during the initial introduction to the information, the easier it is to recall the information.
Teach information and skills in the same way, in the same environment, and with the same tools in which they will be tested.
Your chances of remembering something increase if you reproduce the environment in which you first put it into your brain.