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Brain Based Learning Strategies

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Michele Dozier

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Transcript of Brain Based Learning Strategies

Brain Based Learning Strategies

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William DeMeo
Character Strengths
Group discussion
reading
teaching one-to-one
demonstrating
audio-visual
lecture
practice by doing
Rank these teaching strategies from most effective to least effective
Motivating Your Most Challenging and Reluctant Learners
The Reptilian Brain
The more ancient brain, the one that evolved 1st is called the Reptilian brain or limbic system.
This is the part of the brain that controls the "fight or flight" complex. When significant stress occurs, the chemical-electrical pulses which allow communication between the limbic system and neo-cortex are so overwhelmed that communication between the systems shuts down. It tends to be more dominant when a person is under stress or feels threatened:

ASKING A STUDENT TO PERFORM ON THE SPOT
When a student is placed in a stressful environment, it becomes difficult for the abstract thought in the neo-cortex to take place. The body goes into "fight or flight."
Students who are constantly living with a stressful situation may develop their Reptilian brain and react in confrontational ways that reflect "fight or flight."
What can teachers do to combat Reptilian brain?
Make Learning
"Safe"
Card questions
Think, pair, share
Group ladder
Small group interaction
Write a question on the front of your card. Then write the answer on the back of your card. Raise your hand and find another person who is raising theirs. Ask your question to your partner and let them answer. Switch. Raise your hand when you're finished. Then find a new partner with whom you will share your new question.
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Group discussion
reading
teaching one-to-one
demonstrating
audio-visual
lecture
practice by doing
Another strategy
21 questions
Famous person in history
Famous scientist
Famous math person
**use sticky notes**
Curiosity didn't kill the cat...worksheets did!!!
Get up and give someone on the opposite side of the room a compliment!
Writing Surgery
We all have signature strengths
We gain self-knowledge through introspection and through the eyes of others.
Let's Make
Music!
Can you think of some other meanings of the word pitch?
And that's why Michele and Susan are all about brain-based, 'bout brain based - fun learnin'!!!
We hope you enjoyed our presentation!!!
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Lecture
Audio visual
Reading
Teaching
Group discussion
Demonstration
Practice by doing
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