Samara

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Samara

  1. 1. The Joy of The Curry-Samara Model Everything you always wanted to know About Samara & Differentiation But Were Afraid To Ask
  2. 3. <ul><li>Affective : Feelings, preferences, values. </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive : Thinking, getting, evaluating and synthesizing information. </li></ul><ul><li>Psychomotor : Physical and perceptual activities and skills. </li></ul>Borrowing Liberally Benjamin Bloom & Howard Gardner CSM is
  3. 4. But Dr. Tiede, I’m confused… are there any OTHER reasons our teachers might use multiple modalities with our students ? < Chuckle > Good question Paul ! It turns out that differentiation and using a wider a variety of approaches might be good for everyone !
  4. 5. Neuron maturity Brains are differentiated: Age Cognitive action Gender Perceptual Maturity Neural Plasticity Disabilities Attention Emotion
  5. 6. Reading Comprehension Insight vs. Methodical Problem Solving Amusement Mathematical Analogies
  6. 7. We Affect Student Brain Activity By Teaching Style Emotional Affect Visual Media Auditory Cues Cognitive Tasks Novelty Repetition Symbols Task Complexity Modality of Student Expression Spatial Dimensions TRUST
  7. 8. Learning Physically Changes The Brain … And sever old ones Neurons make new connections
  8. 9. ... when students interact with the world and synthesize information obtained by their senses, neurons receive input from each other and are altered , creating new electrical patterns between networks of neurons . During learning, changes may occur in the way neurons communicate with each other; in the efficiency of connections between neurons; in the number of neurons involved in the network; in the amount of energy required for communication to be initiated; and in how often communication occurs. New neural connections are formed constantly, while others are either strengthened or eliminated. A large body of research confirms that humans exposed to more enriched environments have larger , heavier brains with increased branching and connecting of neurons.
  9. 10. CSM Promotes Diverse Teaching Strategies Product Guides Environmental Tools Levels of Thinking And Metacognition Reflection Teacher-Student Behaviors
  10. 11. A Brain Friendly Outcome ! We are all good “Samara -tins” (Applause…it is over now)

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