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Brain Learn

  1. 1. Picture from http: Slideshare.net Your Brain & Learning http://www.slideshare.net/reynolds
  2. 2. Brain’s Jobs <ul><li>Sends signals to all of body--run, write, smile, talk…and </li></ul>THINK! <ul><ul><li>Receives “signals” from ears, eyes, and body </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Processes, Stores, and Gets Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brain Facts <ul><li>Weighs About 3 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Uses 90% of body’s blood supply </li></ul><ul><li>Contains more than 100 Billion Cells </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Command Center Vision Language Comp Speech Motor skills Balance Thinking Picture from http://www.brainconnection.com
  5. 5. Energy Pathways <ul><li>Cell Bodies, Axons, & </li></ul><ul><li>Dendrites </li></ul><ul><li>Energy flows only one </li></ul><ul><li>way from one dendrite </li></ul><ul><li>to another </li></ul>Picture from http://www.harvard.edu/publications/ on_the_brain/volume7/number1/images/neuron.jpg
  6. 6. Axons <ul><li>The covering on each axon (long, slender connections between brain cells) may be thick or thin. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the connection makes axon coverings THICK. </li></ul><ul><li>Thick coverings make information go </li></ul>FAST!
  7. 7. Dendrites <ul><li>We grow new connections (dendrites) by learning NEW things. </li></ul><ul><li>Dendrites shrink if not used! </li></ul>Image: www.brainexplorer.org/ glossary/dendrites.shtml
  8. 8. Sensory Input <ul><li>Learning Through The Senses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eyes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ears </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touch/Movement </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Good Nutrition Is Essential Fresh Fruits Green & Yellow Veggies Lean Meats Milk & Yogurt
  10. 10. Brains Love Water <ul><li>Your brain needs 64oz of fluid each day </li></ul><ul><li>By the time you feel thirsty, your brain is already dehydrated! </li></ul><ul><li>Brain likes Water best! (From a cup works nicely) </li></ul>Image: http://www.punchstock.com/image/design_pics/8403407/large/1502019.jpg
  11. 11. Sleep Is Very Important
  12. 12. Practice Makes Permanent <ul><li>Some activities help </li></ul><ul><li>learning more than </li></ul><ul><li>other activities </li></ul>
  13. 13. Learning Environment <ul><li>Positive Emotions Are </li></ul><ul><li>Great For Learning... </li></ul><ul><li>Negative Ones Stop </li></ul><ul><li>Our Thinking </li></ul>Our brains are “wired” to protect us from danger!
  14. 14. Getting Top Brain Performance <ul><li>Good Food & Water </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of Rest </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Activities </li></ul>Picture: http://www.dactyl.org/thought/c0cg.html
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Jensen, Eric. (1998) Teaching with the Brain in Mind . Alexandria, VA: Association for Curriculum & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sprenger, Marilee. (1998) Learning & Memory . Alexandria, VA: Association for Curriculum & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfe, Patricia. (2001). Brain Matters . Alexandria, VA. Association for Curriculum & Development </li></ul>

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