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The Game of Life: What to do About Executive Functions?

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Transcript of The Game of Life: What to do About Executive Functions?

they
take risks
they push at boundaries
The brain is
ready to learn
by filling in blanks
Brain rule #6
Senses don't separate
http://www.funbrain.com/
"How do I get somebody to learn something that is long and difficult and takes a lot of commitment, but get them to learn it well?"
-Raph Koster, A Theory of Fun
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinah/239650274/
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5
28
Think like a Babylonian
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35
Babylonian
"Cheat Codes"
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/babylon/index.htm
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/959010447
they
try
over
and
over
and
over
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/3039389897
they seek patterns
Learning is not Linear.
Surface learning
We give away the "cheat codes"
for the game (learning) up front.
the act of
mentally
mastering
a problem
fun
where
do we want
our students'
brains to be?

What do we need for happy brains?
See if you can figure out Babylonian without the "cheat codes"
some stress is good
Arousal
children
think
learning
is fun

illustrations by
Mat Moore

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wjarrettc/2135222193/sizes/l/
Task Switching
Adaptive gaming provides
optimal levels of stress
Brain Rule #8
http://bit.ly/PlayLearn
Immune Attack
Task Switching
What do we do
about the affective
components of learning?

*disclaimer
Final thoughts ...
Your Executive Functions
or

Les Masterman
and
Sara Stetson

Attention
Working
Memory
Planning
Shifting
Prioritization
Inhibition
Self Regulation
Emotional
Control
Can I eat it?
Will it eat me?
Can I mate with it?
Have I seen it before?
Attention
What
Size
Color
Number
Shape
Where
Movement
Mood
Background
Perspective
When
Sound
Brain Rule #2
Vision rules the senses
Advance Organizer
Attention
The 3 C’s of Graphic Organizers
Consistent
Coherent
Creative
Brain Rule #3
Context is key
Did you mapquest
this?
Memory
Memory
Brain Rule #4
Repeat to remember and remember to repeat
Memory
Memory
Memory
chunk meaningful bits of information together
Memory
3 x better recall for visual information
6 x better recall for information that is simultaneously visual and auditory
Attention
Focus on the timing of presentation and repetition: spaced Vs. massed practice
Brain rule #5
Brains seek patterns
Babylonians Cheat Codes
Provide structure and pattern to the day
Planning and Prioritization
Provide ample and explicit warning of transition
Provide multisensory instruction
Read this paragraph
An activcity by Mariah Anderson
Brain Rule #1
Attention means survival
How DO
children
learn?

The procedure is actually quite simple. First you arrange items into different groups. Of course one pile may be sufficient depending on how much there is to do. If you have to go somewhere else due to lack of facilities that is the next step; otherwise, you are pretty well set. It is important not to overdo things. That is, it is better to do too few things at once than too many. In the short run this may not seem important but complications can easily arise. A mistake can be expensive as well. At first the whole procedure will seem complicated. Soon, however it will become just another facet of life. It is difficult to foresee any end to the necessity for this task in the immediate future, but then, one can never tell. After the procedure is completed one arranges the materials into different groups again. Then they can be put into their appropriate places. Eventually they will be used once more and the whole cycle will then have to be repeated. However, that is part of life.
vs. active engagement
Self Regulation
Too much stress is bad
Brain Rule # 8
Exercise feeds the brain
P
Pair all learning with visuals
Provide explicit focus beforehand
Directly teach visualization
Start with BIG ideas
Provide content routines
Task Switching
Boredom is what happens when one's skill is greater than the challenge posed by an activity
Mihály Csíkszentmihályi
Self Regulation
Use novelty
Self Regulation
Think Aloud
Digital Strategy Books
Self Regulation
http://bookbuilder.cast.org/view.php?op=model&book=11585&page=1
http://cst.cast.org/cst/auth-login
Arousal
Brain Rule #7
Emotion before reason
cooperation and team work
Self control through simulation
Brain Rule #9
We don't respond to praise
Attention
Memory
Personalize the learning
Use rhythm and song
explicit feedback
multiple response opportunities
high predictability
content routines
visual supports
high movement
frequent checking
optimal stress
personalization
explicit patterns
provide context
focus beforehand
It won't start!
What's the matter?
It's a malfunctioning
initiator
What does the
Initiator do?
It starts the engine
What can we do?
Well....
Do you want
to drive?
Green light...
Planning and Prioritization
Planning and Prioritization
Inhibition
Nonsense words
Initiation
Increase arousal
Do you want
to drive?
I think we have
been by this way
Do you want
to drive?
Do you smell
smoke?
No, really-- you are a
great driver!
Content Routines
adaptive gaming
automaticity
multisensory input
limited strategies
response cues
mnemonics
inhibition
Initiation
Initiation
Story boarding
http://blog.voicethread.com/video-commenting/
http://blog.voicethread.com/video-commenting/
Healthy and Happy Brains for All!
Inhibition
are we there yet?
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