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More Educational Mythbusting

“We have had all kinds of rubbish thrown at us over the last 10 to 20 years,” he says. “We’ve been told that kids only learn properly in groups. 351 more words

Teaching

Movement is our brain's defining property

Movement in all of its wondrous manifestations is our brain’s defining property. Adults should thus similarly draw parallels between a child’s movement activities and the cognitive processes that regulate them. 67 more words

Early Years Education

Teensleep: The Neuroscience of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Adolescent Learning

By Dr. Christopher-James Harvey

At its simplest, sleep is driven by two broad systems working symbiotically: sleep/wake homeostasis and biological circadian rhythms. Sleep/wake homeostasis tells us that the need for sleep is accumulating as we progress throughout the day, and helps us to maintain sleep throughout the night to make sure that the ‘sleep debt’ we have built up throughout the day is repaid. 988 more words

Neuroscience

Education and Neuroscience

With new findings from neuroscience catching the headlines every day, surely we can tap into these results to improve our education system? The Education and Neuroscience Initiative… 841 more words

Neuroscience

* Brain-friendly teaching #1

This is my first post on brain-friendly research for educators.  I will share from my favorite authors on this topic, along with my own teaching vignettes, both successful and otherwise.   527 more words

Brain Matters

The "10% brain" Myth

Let me state this very clearly:

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that we use only 10% of our brains.

It is quite remarkable that a handful of ideas from the field of neuroscience spread like wildfire through the popular media, thereby becoming part of our culture and worldview, while other ideas remain neglected, known only to a small group of experts. 752 more words

Brain

Chinese techniques for cognitive enhancement

One of the most interesting sessions I attended at last weeks Associaiton for Psychological Science meeting was titled “Educational Neuroscience in China: Examination of Culture-Specific Learning Tools/Activities.” The session was chaired by  Yi Hu of the  658 more words

Mnemonics