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Mind Brain Education
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. That’s the promise of brain-based learning, which draws insights from neurology, psychology, technology, and other fields. Bringing this information to the classroom can help teachers engage diverse learners, offer effective feedback that leads to deeper understanding, and create a rich learning environment that attends to students’ social and emotional needs along with their developing brains.
This module focuses on a general introduction to the parts of the brain and an overview of how the brain learns. We also consider some of the brain mapping and brain scanning tools that give us an insight into how the brain works.
Mind Brain Education principles tend to be the same for all brains regardless of cultural influence, age, race, or gender—such as that all new learning takes place against the backdrop of past experiences. These principles...
Of all the neurotransmitters in the brain, perhaps the most significant one from the teacher’s perspective is dopamine – the brain chemical associated with movement, attention, learning, and the brain’s pleasure and reward system. When...
Teachers are not expected to become neuroscientists. But it is essential that their teaching practice is informed by the latest research in Mind Brain Education. As education is becoming a science there is less and...
As we move deeper into the 21st century, there is no doubt that neuroscience and advancements in brain mapping and brain scanning will have an increasing impact on teaching. We are seeing a gradual revolution...