ADVANCE NOTICE Listen carefully to today’s information and notice the modeling done by the instructor At the end of the se...
BRAIN RESEARCH Bingo Card Change the State Novelty Water Peppermint Sleep Humor Emotion Respect Left Brain/Right
To Be Left-Brained or Right-Brained? That is the question <ul><li>Right Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Creative, visual, verbal <...
Which are you? You’re both!  We all are right and left brained at times.  We cycle into one and out of another every 90 mi...
The Social Brain <ul><li>Physical movement of talking about what you just learned helps to internalize and solidify new le...
Did you know? Lighting effects concentration – consider purchasing lamps with a “nice light” Plants and Ionization helpful...
RESPECT – A “no-brainer” Stress has a negative effect on learning Students will be more receptive to your lessons when the...
EMOTION HELPS YOU  <ul><li>Name the 10 richest people in the world according to Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Name 3 teachers w...
Humor <ul><li>Directly   linked   with Emotional Component </li></ul><ul><li>When emotions are triggered such as a good la...
Sleep <ul><li>Your body cycles in and out of REM sleep every 90 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take your wake-up time and go ba...
Peppermint <ul><li>Sense of smell has the closest link to the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Scented oil in a diffuser, use of pe...
Brain is over 80% water; body is 70% By the time you get thirsty, you’re   already dehydrated .  Adults need ½ gallon per ...
You Change A Situation When You Change  A State Of Mind T here are no unmotivated students, just students in unmotivated s...
PROVERB The longer the time spent in a chair, the greater the depth of student despair
NOVELTY <ul><li>The brain tunes out the ordinary – driving to work/home is secondary over time </li></ul><ul><li>Novel App...
Metaphors New information tries to connect with prior knowledge.  No link with prior knowledge = no information stored in ...
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Brain Research

  1. 1. ADVANCE NOTICE Listen carefully to today’s information and notice the modeling done by the instructor At the end of the session, you will be given tokens to play bingo on your Brain Research Board. Participants must take turns explaining the boxes during the game. “Must Have” door prizes will be available for good participation
  2. 2. BRAIN RESEARCH Bingo Card Change the State Novelty Water Peppermint Sleep Humor Emotion Respect Left Brain/Right
  3. 3. To Be Left-Brained or Right-Brained? That is the question <ul><li>Right Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Creative, visual, verbal </li></ul><ul><li>Needing dance, art, music, and creative projects to send info into long term memory </li></ul><ul><li>Left Brain </li></ul><ul><li>Linear, Concrete, task-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Needs focused instruction with governing rules and formulas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which are you? You’re both! We all are right and left brained at times. We cycle into one and out of another every 90 minutes. This enforces the notion that you must you use both modes of instruction at all times since you don’t know which kids are on which side at any given moment
  5. 5. The Social Brain <ul><li>Physical movement of talking about what you just learned helps to internalize and solidify new learning in nerve networks </li></ul><ul><li>After presenting new information, allow students to share verbally, with a partner, how the info relates to them personally </li></ul>
  6. 6. Did you know? Lighting effects concentration – consider purchasing lamps with a “nice light” Plants and Ionization helpful also – consider purchases as good investments
  7. 7. RESPECT – A “no-brainer” Stress has a negative effect on learning Students will be more receptive to your lessons when they know you care about them as people Kids are very perceptive to how you feel about them
  8. 8. EMOTION HELPS YOU <ul><li>Name the 10 richest people in the world according to Forbes </li></ul><ul><li>Name 3 teachers who had a profound or positive effect on your life </li></ul><ul><li>#2 much easier – emotion is involved </li></ul><ul><li>Use of cartoon overheads such as Calvin and Hobbs turns the brain into more active gear </li></ul>
  9. 9. Humor <ul><li>Directly linked with Emotional Component </li></ul><ul><li>When emotions are triggered such as a good laugh, the brain is more likely to remember the information taught </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sleep <ul><li>Your body cycles in and out of REM sleep every 90 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take your wake-up time and go back by 90 minute increments to find the optimum bed time </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of sleep helps with memory retention of material learned that day </li></ul>
  11. 11. Peppermint <ul><li>Sense of smell has the closest link to the brain </li></ul><ul><li>Scented oil in a diffuser, use of peppermint candy, essential peppermint oil by Aveda can be applied directly above upper lip </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice to do all the time – during learning – as well as during testing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Brain is over 80% water; body is 70% By the time you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated . Adults need ½ gallon per day Students bringing water bottles to class has been a successful practice at some schools
  13. 13. You Change A Situation When You Change A State Of Mind T here are no unmotivated students, just students in unmotivated states
  14. 14. PROVERB The longer the time spent in a chair, the greater the depth of student despair
  15. 15. NOVELTY <ul><li>The brain tunes out the ordinary – driving to work/home is secondary over time </li></ul><ul><li>Novel Approaches wake up the mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons done outside or in new places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach in different areas of the room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of music to evoke emotion – fast music for small group brainstorming/slow for individual work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of color in overheads and worksheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games, drama, or stories to music to increase retention </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Metaphors New information tries to connect with prior knowledge. No link with prior knowledge = no information stored in long term memory Offer a concrete reminder: a token or artifact for students to use to trigger a memory of your lesson

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