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Brain Rules

  1. 1. BrainRules<br />Adapted from the book “Brain Rules” by Dr. John Medina<br />
  2. 2. Your business is brain development<br />and you need to know how the brain works. <br />
  3. 3. This is John Medina.<br />
  4. 4. He knows how these work.<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. 12<br />Brain Rules<br />exercise<br />Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.<br />survival<br />Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too. <br />wiring<br />Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently. <br />attention<br />Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.<br />short-term memory<br />Rule #5: Repeat to remember.<br />long-term memory<br />Rule #6: Remember to repeat.<br />
  7. 7. sleep<br />Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.<br />12<br />Brain Rules<br />stress<br />Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.<br />sensory integration<br />Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.<br />vision<br />Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.<br />gender<br />Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.<br />exploration<br />Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.<br />
  8. 8. 3<br />Brain Rules<br />This presentation focuses on three…<br />exercise<br />Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.<br />vision<br />Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.<br />attention<br />Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.<br />
  9. 9. Rule #1<br />Exercise boosts <br />brain power.<br />
  10. 10. A brilliant survival strategy…move!<br />
  11. 11. Our brains became most powerful under conditions where motion was constant.<br />
  12. 12. …not whilloungingaround.<br />
  13. 13. Will you age like Frank or like Jim?<br />
  14. 14. Jim is withering away in a nursing home.<br />Frank is sharp and productive as an architect.<br />
  15. 15. Jim is withering away in a nursing home.<br />Frank is sharp and productive as an architect.<br />
  16. 16. If you are a couch potato you are more likely to age like Jim. <br />
  17. 17. A lifetime of exercise results in an elevation of cognitive performance.<br />
  18. 18. Physical activity is cognitive candy!<br />
  19. 19. Kids pay better attention when they’ve had exercise.<br />
  20. 20. Physically fit children feel better, have higher self esteem and less anxiety…<br />…all of which can improve academic performance<br />
  21. 21. …all of which can improve academic performance<br />
  22. 22. We were not designed to sit in a classroom or a cubicle for 8 hour stretches.<br />
  23. 23. Exercise is the closest thing we have to a magic bullet for improving human health<br />
  24. 24. We need to move!<br />
  25. 25. Rule #4<br />We don’t pay attentionto boring things.<br />
  26. 26. What do we pay attention to?<br />
  27. 27. Our previous experiences influence what we pay attention to. <br />
  28. 28. Our interests influence what we pay attention to. <br />
  29. 29. Our awareness influences what we pay attention to. <br />
  30. 30. Emotions capture our attention.<br />
  31. 31. Emotionally arousing events are better remembered.<br />
  32. 32. Emotions focus attention on the “gist” of an experience not on the details.<br />
  33. 33. Understanding the “gist” of an event leads to understanding the meaning behind it.<br />
  34. 34. Our brains cannot multi-task. <br />
  35. 35. Our attention can only be shifted, not shared.<br />
  36. 36. Here is what happens in our brains every time we are interrupted…<br />
  37. 37. Step 1. Shift alert<br />Step 2. Rule activation <br /> for task #1<br />Step 3. Disengagement<br />Step 4. Rule activation <br /> for task #2<br />
  38. 38. What was I <br />saying?<br />People who are interrupted take 50% longerto complete a task and make 50% more errors.<br />
  39. 39. If you need to concentrate…<br />create an interruption free zone.<br />
  40. 40. The brain needs a break.<br />
  41. 41. Your student’s get full after consuming too much information.<br />
  42. 42. They check out after <br />10 minutes. <br />
  43. 43. After 9 minutes and 59 seconds, “bait the hook” to bring them back into your instruction <br />
  44. 44. The hook should <br />trigger an emotion. <br />The hook should <br />have relevancy.<br />The hook should <br />transition between lessons <br />
  45. 45. Rule #10<br />Vision trumps all other senses.<br />
  46. 46. We see with our brains. <br />
  47. 47. Vision is by far our most dominant sense, taking up half of our brain’s resources.<br />Other Stuff<br />Vision<br />
  48. 48. What we see is what our brains tell us we see, and it’s kind of guessing.<br />
  49. 49. The brain bases it guesses on our prior experience with events in our past. <br />
  50. 50. We have better recall for pictures.<br />Your bullet points gave<br />a good summary of <br />the main points…<br />…too bad I’m probably<br />going to forget them<br />
  51. 51. Hear a piece of information and three days later you will remember 10% of it. <br />
  52. 52. Add a picture and you will remember 65%. <br />
  53. 53. Our brain tries to make sense of certain features in letters and that takes time.<br />
  54. 54. “Communicate with pictures more than words.”<br />-John Medina<br />
  55. 55. Rule #10<br />Vision trumps all other senses.<br />
  56. 56. Go to <br />brainrules.net <br />for additional resources.<br />

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