Neuroscience and Learning

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Using brain science to improve teaching and learning.

Teen Brains - Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!) - Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Parenting Teenagers, Parenting Hacks, Parenting Articles, Teenage Brain, Brain Based Learning, Kids Mental Health, Art Therapy Activities, Science Activities, Therapy Ideas

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!) | KQED

Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.

The Decline in Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders - Psychology Today. There's a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever! Happiness Study, Kids Mental Health, Gut Health, Mental Health Disorders, Anxiety In Children, Play Based Learning, Psychology Today, Early Childhood Education, Psicologia

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

Today five to eight times as many young people meet the criteria for a diagnosis of major depression and/or an anxiety disorder as was true half a century ago or more. Why?

I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. – EdSurge News I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. Brain Based Learning, Learning A Second Language, Working Memory, Effective Teaching, Early Reading, English Language Learners, Childhood Education, Wow Products, How To Memorize Things

I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. - EdSurge News

Teachers change brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an enormous impact on our students’ cognitive ...

School anxiety in children is common. Learn signs, causes of school anxiety in children plus treatments for anxiety in school children. High Functioning Autism, Anxiety In Children, Feeling Nauseous, Light Sensitivity, Sensory Processing Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Raising Kids, Raising Kids

10 Surprising Ways to Calm an Anxious Child

Brain research suggests that telling anxious kids to "calm down," "stop crying," or "buck up" just doesn't work. However, these surprising strategies do.

MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers - CNN Types Of Reading, White Matter, Brain Science, Literacy Skills, Kids Health, Child Development, Pediatrics, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Tips

MRIs show screen time linked to lower brain development in preschoolers

A new study found the brains of 3- to 5-year-old children who overused screens were not as developed in areas needed for language, writing and cognitive skills.

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In Our Brutal Modern World, Science Shows Our Brains Need Craft More Than Ever

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive home gardens,

A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity The rose and thorn check-in is a quick strategy for building community and developing student voice. Texas Landscaping, Landscaping Tips, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Resources, Instructional Strategies, Teaching Art, Teaching Ideas, Student Voice, Rose Thorns

A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity

The rose and thorn check-in is a quick strategy for building community and developing student voice.

Jennifer Gonzalez talks with a researcher and a teacher to tackle the science—and the logistics—behind teaching strategies like spaced practice and interleaving. Instructional Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Tools, Retrieval Practice, Cult Of Pedagogy, Pattern Recognition, Good Grades, Too Cool For School

Simple Ways to Integrate Four Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Jennifer Gonzalez talks with a researcher and a teacher to tackle the science—and the logistics—behind teaching strategies like spaced practice and interleaving.

New Research Casts Doubt on the ‘Summer Slide’: Under closer scrutiny, the idea of summer learning loss doesn’t seem to hold up, according to a recent study. Middle School Ela, Middle School English, What If Questions, This Or That Questions, Summer Slide, Ninth Grade, English Language Learners, Entertainment, Backyard Games

New Research Casts Doubt on the ‘Summer Slide’

Under closer scrutiny, the idea of dramatic learning loss over the summer doesn’t seem to hold up, according to a recent study.

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The tricks to make yourself effortlessly charming

From the first moment you walk into a room people are making judgements about how much they like you. Fortunately, there are ways to improve your chances

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students. Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels. Mindfulness In Schools, Benefits Of Mindfulness, Mindfulness Training, Mindfulness Exercises, Behavioral Neuroscience, Mental Health Benefits, Brain Activities, Social Science, Going To The Gym

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment — can enhance academic performance and mental health in middle-schoolers.

The Science of Literacy Is Not a Thing, So Can We Please Stop Saying That It Is? Becoming a trained reading teacher is the best way to help kids read. Reading Process, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Learning, Citing Text Evidence, Brain Facts, Literary Elements, Brain Science, Ap Biology

Neuroscience in Literature

Encourage your students to look for neuroscience outside of science class.

In the researchers announced a series of discoveries that would upend a bedrock tenet of neuroscience. For decades the mature brain was understood to be incapable of growing new neurons. Brain Science, Brain Gym, Your Brain, Brain Diagram, Yoga For Seniors, Brain Structure, Hunter Gatherer, Heath And Fitness, Scientific American

Why Your Brain Needs Exercise

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Does listening to music while studying make you a better student?

Some prefer pin-drop silence while studying but there are many students who enjoy some background noise. Which is most effective? Science has the answer.