Saturday, 11 June 2016

Teacher Tips: Student Engagement

Light up the student mind !

Immerse them in the learning material with 7 simple tips ..

1. Be descriptive - paint pictures in their minds
2. Try story telling - the oldest form of learning
3. Tell of personal experience - helps anchor the information
4. Ask questions - deeper thinking (What if?)
5. Use humor - help burn the message in memory
6. Stir emotions - a powerful memory aid
7. Thought experiments - let's imagine what would happen

You help them burn in new memory circuits

Raise interest, excitement, awe and wonder ... humor and fun !
Help the brain make new connections and associations

 These are 7 simple but very powerful techniques.

Practice using them and you will be helping your students become better learners and achievers ..

Start today !

Saturday, 6 February 2016

More Brain Science Reading

"Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School"

DR. JOHN J. MEDINA, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."

Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys.

Another book for your Brain Science reading list - enjoy !