50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know
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Your sense of smell is formed in the brain. Chemical molecules, escaping a lemon's peel stimulate receptors in the nose, are converted into electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain for interpretation. In short, all that you can perceive-what you see, hear, taste, touch and smell-is all recreated specially for you in your brain.
Great for any teacher on how the brain works and develops. I am going to try to keep this in mind when I plan for my summer camp lessons!
The #brain controls everything from breathing to emotions to learning. If you work with #children, here are some facts that you might find helpful, from how the brain affects learning to facts about memory to interesting facts about the brain that you can share with your students.
50 Brain Facts: interesting facts from how the brain affects learning to facts about memory.
33. Water. The brain is made up of about 75% water. 34. 10% myth. If you were taught that humans only use 10% of their brain, then know that is just a myth. Scientists can attribute a function to each part of the brain. 35. Weight. The human brain weighs about 3 pounds. 36. No pain. There are no pain receptors in the brain, so the brain can feel no pain. 37. Cerebrum. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain and makes up about 85% of the brain’s weight. 38. Gray and white. The human | http://howtobehealthguide.lemoncoin.org
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50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know Brain Development and Learning Read on to learn the first 13 interesting facts about how the brain develops, what can affect that development, and how learning is impacted. 1.Read aloud. Parents and teachers who read aloud and talk often to young children are promoting brain development. 2.Bilingual brains. Children who learn two languages before the age of five have a different brain structure than children who learn only one language. 3.Child abuse and the brain. Studies have shown that child abuse can change the way the brain develops and can negatively affect learning. 4.New neurons. Throughout life, mental activity promotes the production of new neurons in the brain. 5.Handedness. Those who are left-handed or ambidextrous have a corpus collosum that is about 11% larger than those who are right-handed. 6.Brain growth. The human brain continues to grow until about age 18. 7.Stimulating environment. If a child is in a stimulating environment, she has a 25% greater ability to learn . Conversely, if she is in an environment with low stimulation, she has 25% less ability to learn. 8.Creative vs. methodical. Scientists have shown that creative thinkers’ brains work in different ways from the brains of those who think more methodically. 9.Food and intelligence. One study looked at students in New York and showed that those who ate lunches that did not include artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes did 14% better on IQ tests than the students who ate lunches with these additives. 10.Boredom. Humans have an innate curiosity, but when they have a lack of stimulation, boredom sets in. 11.Learning new things. A study shows that when people are learning new things, their brains change very quickly. Those learning to juggle showed change in the brain in as little as seven days. 12.Music. Children who take music lessons show a considerable increase in the ability to learn. 13.Reading faces. The area of the brain called the amygdala is responsible for the ability to read someone’s face for clues to how they are feeling.
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More Right Brain vs Left Brain Posted on November 1, 2012 by PositiveMed Team We have published some that are more informative, but this is a more fun look at how the brain works on each side. The differences are surprising, I still think I am right in the middle somewhere. Is anyone else in the middle?
Are you a left or right brainer? Check out my blog post on left vs right brain http://vptaylo.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/left-brain-vs-right-brain/ #blog #psychology #marketing
Not really necessarily how the brain works but still cool. #neuroscience #leftbrained
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right brain vs. left brain.
More Right Brain vs Left Brain - PositiveMed
Female brain (from Neuroscience Research Techniques on Facebook)
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The brain is 80% water, so all these functions depend on hydration. Drink plenty pure water to retain mental function!
How the brain works. During class the term flip the lid was discussed. It was the first time hearing it and I truly was amazed with the information.
Interesting infographic of the female brain and various parts of it differ from that of a male's brain. #Neuroscience
Female brain (from Neuroscience Research Techniques on Facebook). #neuroscience #psychology
Some valuable information about neuroscience. #braintraining #neuroscience #brain
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Female brain @ Neuroscience Research Techniques
How the human brain differs according to sex - male and female brains compared
What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains
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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains. A 20-minute lesson about the brain was enough to improve knowledge of brain functioning.
Memory was transferred from one giver to another. The giver holds all the memories so all the townspeople don't know about the things outside their utopia.
teaching students about how their brains work—in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice—makes a big difference in how constructively kids deal with mistakes and setbacks, and how motivated they are to persist until they achieve mastery
What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains : psychologist Carol Dweck has demonstrated that teaching students about how their brains work—in particular, that the brain is plastic and can develop new capacities with effort and practice—makes a big difference in how constructively kids deal with mistakes and setbacks, and how motivated they are to persist until they achieve mastery.
Does Memory Reside Outside the Brain? -- Sott.net
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People who self-diagnose that their memory is not as sharp as it used to be are onto something. Called “subjective cognitive decline,” it means that people’s own sense that their memory and thinking skills are slipping even before others have noticed. The best assessor of one’s mental health, it turns out, is often oneself. Studies …
Teaching & The Brain (With Gestures!)
LEARNING ABOUT THE BRAIN~ This post if for teaching kids about how learning happens in their brain using hand gestures. However, I think it's also for people who want to learn more about whole brain teaching and why certain approaches are more effective than others!
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3rd Grade Thoughts: whole brain teaching--There is a great section towards the bottom of the page with "Brain Breaks".
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3rd Grade Thoughts: Teaching & The Brain (With Gestures!)
3rd Grade Thoughts: whole brain teaching
Teaching about the brain
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Good listeners: listen with ears, eyes, brain and heart
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Talk with the children about what it means to be a good listener. I always tell them I want them to listen with their eyes (look at the speaker), their ears (listen to the speaker), their brains (think about what the speaker is saying) and their hearts (care about what the speaker is saying).
Good listener: listens with ears, eyes, brain and heart- seek first to understand, then to be understood
Use with My Mouth Is a Volcano-be a good listener: listens with ears, eyes, brain and heart- seek first to understand, then to be understood
Math Problem-Solving: Mathematician's Chair - Kindergarten Kindergarten. Now, why didn't i think of that? It's like Author's Chair. I'm having an ah-ha moment.
This picture is a perfect representation of how I listen to others. Not only do I listen with my ears, I also use my eyes, heart and brain. Being a good listener requires more than just listening with your ears. Hearing something, and actually using your heart to hear something are two totally different concepts.
seek first to understand then be understood logos | Math Problem-Solving: Mathematician's Chair - Kindergarten ...
Math Problem-Solving: Mathematician's Chair - Kindergarten Kindergarten
My school calls it: Active Listening. Eyes, ears, and heart.
Listen with your brain, ears, eyes, & Heart!
classroom cheers and brain breaks
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Great collection of classroom cheers & brain breaks. Nothing too fancy, just quick and simple to keep the momentum going in the classroom!
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Classroom Cheers & Brain Breaks- PDF files
Brain Breaks & Classroom Cheer cards
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Class Cheers Cards
More than 50 science activities for kids
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Great idea for teaching science!! More than 50 science activities for kids... For use with elementary ESL unit on weather. Book - "Clouds". This is a cute activity to not only make your own clouds, but to make the clouds rain! First we filled a clear glass with water and topped it with a shaving cream cloud.Then we dropped food coloring on the top until it started to rain!
#EDUC325 #LifeScience #Weather #Experiments More than 50 science activities for kids. Another comprehensive list of activities that covers life, earth, and physical sciences. One activity is especially useful for use in elementary ESL unit on weather!
Lots of great hands on learning ideas for fun science projects to do at home with your kids.(= awesome together time) MANY ideas collected by Teresa on her Pinterest boards like this one = More than 50 science activities for kids
More than 50 science activities for kids...should use plastic stemless wineglasses for the weather experiment! Much more manageable/stable for little hands
More than 50 science activities for kids #science #learningfun #teachers #newteachers #lessonplans
More than 50 science activities for kids #science #learning #games #fun explore mathnook.com
More than 50 science activities for kids SCIENCE FAIR THIS YEAR!!!
50 science experiments
Resources on Learning and the Brain
Brain Based Teaching Resources
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Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup - "Edutopia's list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience."
Brain Based Teaching Resources#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
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best articles & videos on brain-based learning
Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup
Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia
How the brain learns
Teachers -you've got the power to change lives!
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First day of school ideas- I want to use this idea for the door to my classroom or even the bulletin board inside my classroom. I would need to change 'Scientists' to 'Historians' of course. :-D
Classroom door- I like this with a few small changes. I could possibly do this on the bulletin board outside my room.
Classroom Door I think this is one of my favorite classroom ideas yet. :) Someday...
Great classroom door idea for the first day of school... or any day, really. Love it!!!
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Teaching / Idea for new school year...
Classroom door idea classroom-ideas
Classroom door/wall/bulletin board
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind.
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And ...
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Great teaching idea......................... A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully’s another child, they may say they’re sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on or better yet, if you're a parent or a teacher, do it with your child/children.
This is a game that is fun for the beginning of the year. The kids have to find someone different to sign in each box and when they have a sign...
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Beginning of the year ice breaker...People Bingo (beginning of the year) - Cindy Berenter - TeachersPayTeachers.com
This is originally a beginning of the school year "get to know eachother" exercise, but I could definitely see this transitioning into a pragmatic speech exercise.
people bingo - getting to know each other activity- first week of school activity!
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I like the options on this one! first week of school - people bingo
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People BINGO.. great first week of school activity
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50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education
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Googledocs...just spent last hour trying new things out. Love Google docs even more!
20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.
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This is reblogged from my original post at Edudemic. It is part of my Google Drive series which includes "10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to do on Google Docs." One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create…
Google Docs is making the transition to Google Drive and with that they have recently announce some improved features for Docs users. Most notably is the addition of 60 new templates and 450 new fonts. | @iSchoolLeader Magazine
Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies
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Elementary Matters: Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies- it's not rocket science. We just need to do more of it.
Elementary Matters: Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies (WBT) -from a second grade teacher to use in the classroom-
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Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies. Good refresher on why students need to talk so much. Ha!
Elementary Matters: Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies - Nothing new but a great reminder!
Great blog- go back later. Elementary Matters: Ten Brain Based Learning Strategies
Ten Brain Based learning strategies- Whole Brain Teaching My New Teaching Focus!
Seven Brain Based Learning Principles
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May 14, 2014 - International Dyslexia Association Accredits Eight Universities for Meeting Teacher Preparation Standards in Reading
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IDA Takes Bold Steps to Improve the Knowledge and Practice of Teachers of Reading in Classrooms Across the United States
(IDA) International Dyslexia Association Fact sheets on Dyslexia and educating children with dyslexia-Great references!
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.
Explore the International Dyslexia Association's website and learn more about dyslexia through their FAQ page.
(IDA) International Dyslexia Association Examiner speaks to teaching handwriting (transcription skills) versus utilizing technology debate. Is handwritten notes or technology note taking better?
What's the difference between these two brains?
What's the difference between these two brains? They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications
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What's the difference between these two brains? They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications > Hideous thing to do to a child...
Very interesting article-Images of the brains of two three-year-old children clearly showing the effects of neglect - What's the difference between these two brains?
The difference between brain development of children in nurturing environments and neglectful environments is drastic.
What's the difference between these two brains? They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? This is very disturbing and thought provoking. Defends the need for Parents as Teachers programs!
What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph
Brain differences: stimulation vs. neglect
They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications
yoga in the classroom...great for brain breaks or anxiety
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Yoga in School~ Great article about how to use yoga to help students feel less stressed, learn better, and deal with test anxiety. Interesting!
yoga in school. I actually incorporate yoga into many of my speech therapy sessions. It's wonderful!
Yoga in School~ Great article about how to use yoga to help students feel less stressed, learn better, and deal with test anxiety. Interesting! I tried this a few times with my Girl Scouts...and they loved it and keep requesting it.
Getting on the right track with these kids - yoga in school!
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yoga in school. I think I need this for a brain break ;)
yoga in the classroom! Idea for rainy day pe.
yoga in school...great idea!
Yoga! In school!?!
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Blog with links to 8 websites that focus on iPad apps for education.
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Students who have given up
Tips for students who have given up or shut down. Definitely something to pin now, read later.
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Tips for students who have given up or shut down. Remind them of the book and challenge them to try their hardest for a week and see if it makes a difference with how they are treated. from teach123-school.blogspot.com
Tips for Students Who Have Given Up: Great example of how to motivate students to do social experiments.
Tips for students who have given up or shut down. We can help teachers motivate students as well!
Tips for students (children!) who have given up or shut down. Definitely something to pin
http://teach123-school.blogspot.com/ How to help students who have given up on school
Teach123 - tips for teaching elementary school: Students who have given up
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Teach123: Students who have given up
This teacher does it all Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. Pretty amazing! I want to be just like her when I grow up. :)
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This awesome teacher does all this great stuff: Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. It can all be done.
Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym- 1st Grade Teacher's Website
Teacher blog: Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. So, now I know it can all be done. Hopefully I can do it too!
This teacher does all the stuff: Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. So, now I know it can all be done. Hopefully I can do it too!do: Whole Brain Teaching, the Daily 5, CAFE, Comprehension Toolkit, and Brain Gym. So, now I know it can all be done. Hopefully I can do it too!
This teacher is awesome! She does Daily 5, CAFE, Whole Brain Teaching, Brain Gym, and so much more! I hope I can do it all too!
She is an amazing teacher! Lots of Whole Brain Teaching Videos! WOW!!
lots of great ideas and whole brain teaching method
Awesome whole brain teacher!
Fantastic teacher website!
Brain Breaks- videos on the blog.