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A Whole New Brain for Teachers

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This is an adaptation of Daniel Pink's book "A Whole New Mind" for educators and teachers.

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A Whole New Brain for Teachers

  1. 1. new mind Simplified for Educators A WHOLE Daniel H.Pink - Umes Shrestha
  2. 2. brain myth
  3. 3. Both halves play a role in nearly everything we do. The two hemispheres of our brains don’t operate as ON-OFF SWITCHES
  4. 4. Still, the two hemispheres take significantly different approaches to guiding our ACTIONS UNDERSTANDINGTHEWORLD REACTINGTO EVENTS
  5. 5. #4majorrealities ABOUT OUR BRAIN
  6. 6. #1Our brains are contra-lateral. The right hemisphere controls the left side of the body The left hemisphere controls the right side of the body
  7. 7. #2Each side has specific function The right hemisphere is simultaneous The left hemisphere is sequential
  8. 8. #3Each side has different specialization The right hemisphere specializes in context The left hemisphere specializes in text
  9. 9. #4Our brain analyzes and synthesizes The right hemisphere synthesizes big picture The left hemisphere analyzes details
  10. 10. logic sequence literalness analysis L synthesis emotion context big picture R
  11. 11. EMOTIONWITHOUT LOGIC LOGICWITHOUT EMOTION is chilly,Spock-like existence. is a weepy,hysterical world where the clocks are never right and the buses are always late. “
  12. 12. The two sides are designed to work together as a smooth, single,integrated whole in one entire,complete brain.“
  13. 13. The two sides are designed to work together as a smooth, single,integrated whole in one entire,complete brain.“
  14. 14. YIN ALWAYS NEEDSYANG
  15. 15. Our teaching is more L-Directed than R-Directed and we need to integrate more of the R-DirectedTeaching into our curriculum and methodology Newsflash for ALL Educators
  16. 16. How do we do that? Dan Pink suggests these six high-concept high-touch senses: Design.Story.Symphony.Empathy.Play.Meaning
  17. 17. 1. design Teach not just function but also Design
  18. 18. As more students develop a design sensibility,we'll increasingly be able to deploy design for its ultimate purpose: changing the world.
  19. 19. 2. story Teach not just argument but also Story
  20. 20. The essence of persuasion, communication and self- understanding has become the ability to fashion a compelling narrative.
  21. 21. 3. symphony Teach not just analysis but also Symphony
  22. 22. Teach students to see the big picture,cross boundaries and to be able to combine disparate pieces into an arresting new whole.
  23. 23. 4. empathy Teach not just logic but also Empathy
  24. 24. Logical thinking is essential but teach students also the ability to understand what makes others tick,to forge relationships and to care for others.
  25. 25. 5. Play Teach not just seriousness but also Play
  26. 26. There is a time to be serious but too much sobriety can be bad for students' learning and worse for their general well being.We all need to play.
  27. 27. 6. Meaning Teach not just accumulation but also Meaning
  28. 28. We live in a materialistic world and we need to pursue more significant desires:purpose, transcendence and spiritual fulfillment.
  29. 29. Design.Story.Symphony.Empathy.Play.Meaning TEACH THE STUDENTS (first, learn them yourself)
  30. 30. For more, read this book, TWICE ! Curated by: Umes Shrestha Co founder, #PresentationStuffs All images:Internet

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