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School On The Brain 2010

  1. They Were Wrong: The Brain at School
  2. ready for a quick math problem?
  3. multiply
  4. 8,388,628 by 2
  5. how about a kid who can tell you the exact time of day?
  6. or a girl who can correctly determine the exact size of an object from 20 feet away?
  7. <50 IQ
  8. we really don’t know!
  9. “If you wanted to create an educational environment that was directly opposed to what the brain is good at doing . . .
  10. “. . . you would probably design something like a modern classroom.” John Medina Brain Rules
  11. birth of the present system
  12. they were wrong
  13. “We need to care about the research and the evidence of what works. Not knowing this constitutes educational malpractice.” James Stronge What Works in Schools
  14. What is learning?
  15. “Learning is the building & strengthening of connections between brain neurons”
  16. Pat Wolfe 2007
  17. so what’s memory?
  18. Ability to activate previously constructed connections
  19. “The brain developed to solve problems relating to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion.” John Medina Brain Rules
  20. can I eat it?
  21. can it eat me?
  22. can I have sex with it?
  23. what then . . . is your job?
  24. convince a 13 year old that writing a five paragraph essay is vital for her survival
  25. how we do that?
  26. brain keeps only 1%
  27. what does it keep?
  28. does new content connect to something I already know?
  29. does new content connect to a strong emotion?
  30. prior knowledge
  31. how does your brain work?
  32. you’ve got 20 seconds
  33. write the following number from memory
  34. 17766024365911
  35. you’ve got 20 seconds
  36. Declaration of Independence
  37. Minutes, hours & days
  38. 1776 60-24-365 911
  39. 4 squares of history
  40. Draw an event that happened a year ago
  41. Draw an event that happened 10 years ago
  42. Draw an event that happened fifty years ago
  43. Draw an event that happened a 1000 years ago
  44. data information knowledge wisdom
  45. whatcha thinking?
  46. something more specific?
  47. when does American history begin?
  48. when does it end?
  49. you often get this view of history
  50. what’s wrong with this view of history?
  51. can Google Earth help?
  52. leaves out voices
  53. leaves out voices ignores international events
  54. leaves out voices ignores international events creates a skewed view of chronology
  55. Ready Set Go Whoa What do I What new What new What know? information do I information do I questions do I think I will have? still have about gather? the topic?
  56. Visual Discrepant Event Inquiry
  57. when? where? what?
  58. emotion
  59. can be good or bad
  60. flight or fight
  61. this happens before “thinking” occurs
  62. this happens before “thinking” occurs
  63. “bad” emotion always beats cognition
  64. survival isn’t always about physical threats
  65. If you’re a kid, what are some examples of non-physical threats?
  66. Reading aloud Pop quizzes Test Family crisis Tornado, fire, Falling in love intruder drills Group work Teacher behaviors PE locker room Bullies, middle Not knowing the school girls hidden curriculum Presentations and rules
  67. how about emotion in a good way?
  68. Civil War images
  69. video games
  70. “One reason why habits are so difficult to dislodge is that we literally have to rewire . . . the brain. It is much more than just changing our minds.” Geoffrey Caine
  71. German Coast Guard and brain research?
  72. Read more Talk more Plan purposefully
  73. Remember Jake & Erin
  74. New Horizons for Learning Brain Connection Brains
  75. Mind Wide Open Steven Johnson The Art of Changing the Brain James Zull Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice Pat Wolfe