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Brain Friendly Education

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Mary Molloy

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Brain Friendly Education

Physical, neurological and psychological changes
Melatonin effect on body (different sleep pattern)
Difficulty to concentrate on task-orientated situations (brain doesn’t understand certain connections yet)
Experimenting with the freedom to choose and finding new possibilities
Feeling good, feeling important, having fun and intense feelings
Here and now is important
Search for own values and standards
Having a concrete and operational way of thinking (act before thinking) and see no danger Important behavioral characteristics teenagers (12-18 years) Classes start later and finish later
Individual talents are stimulated
Extra classes for creativity (music, science, art etc)
Extra rewards, exchange programs, performances, competitions etc. How to incoorparate onto the Brain Friendly school -Teenagers are creative, idealistic and innovative
-Connection between brain cells can go in every direction (everything is possible)
-Interesting new ways of thinking
-The ideal age for talents to come out and improve rapidly
-Reward or possible/future reward works stimulating Crone research Anything is possible
Sky is the limit Creative-Critical Thinking towards teenagers Vygotsky Lev Semyonovich 1896 - 1934 Moskow
Russia psychologist zone of proximal development psychology of play Zone of Proximal Development transfer of knowledge student works
independently student works
with assistance (ZPD) what a student
cannot yet do we aim to avoid this In a student who seems unable to learn,
does not want to learn,
is not motivated to learn,
we see someone who is not enjoying his or her birthright
to be a natural creative thinker and learner. lets put the play and fun back into education Final thoughts Why do you want your child to be educated?

How do you want your child to be educated?

Where do you want your child to be educated? We believe we just gave you the answers. Creative-Critical Thinking towards teenagers 1 2 3 4 more knowledgeable other MKO (scaffolding) more brain power better ideas
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