Brain Based Learning


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Introductory Powerpoint for Brain Based Learning workshop.

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Brain Based Learning

  1. 1. Cara Wolford Mike Fisher
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mike’s: http:// brainorama . wikispaces .com </li></ul><ul><li>Cara’s: http:// carawolford . wetpaint .com </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Brain-Based Learning employs what we know about the brain and how it remembers information. When what we do as teachers involves color, movement, chunking information, and emotions, learning “sticks” better. </li></ul>What It Is…
  4. 4. <ul><li>Emotion drives Attention drives Learning drives Performance </li></ul>
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  6. 6. The (adolescent) brain is like a ____________ because ______________.
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  8. 8. <ul><li>“ The more attention the brain pays to a given stimulus, the more elaborately the information will be encoded – and retained…Better attention always equals better learning .” </li></ul><ul><li>-John Medina, Brain Rules </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>“ There is no such thing as an unmotivated student. There are, however, students in unmotivated states.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Eric Jensen </li></ul>
  10. 11. Copyright King Features Syndicate
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  12. 13. <ul><li>Are you working SMARTER or HARDER? </li></ul><ul><li>HARDER WAY: Same content, outdated methods, teaching to the middle, droning on and on whether the kids “get it” or not. </li></ul><ul><li>SMARTER WAY: Upgrade the operating system. Take advantage of current research and ACTIVATE, MOTIVATE, and then CELEBRATE. </li></ul>R.E.C.L.A.I.M. your classroom…
  13. 14. <ul><li>R   elaxation  E   nvironment  C   olor  L   ong Term Memory  A   rrange (Organize)  I   ntuition (Emotions)  </li></ul><ul><li>M   ovement </li></ul>R.E.C.L.A.I.M. your classroom…