How the Brain Learns
Translating Research into Classroom Strategies
(Formerly Great Teaching Strategies: Understanding the Brain's Wiring)
How can educators best implement brain research into daily classroom practice and curriculum development? Does it really matter for educators to know how the brain learns? The answer is a resounding yes. In this class you will learn what learning really is from a veteran educator and master teacher. Imagine having the strategies to enhance your students’ ability to retain formation while gaining mastery? Imagine moving your students from saying, “NO” to, “Now that lesson was worth my time!”
This class will be a “happening” as we explore how the brain learns best. Whether this is your first class on brain research or you have taken multiple classes, this class is exactly what you need to update your knowledge. If you have not studied the brain in the last several years, your knowledge is out of date. Through a powerful combination of movement, modeling, music, paired sharing, lecture, celebration, and reflection; you will receive usable skills to motivate your students, to create a more academically and emotionally productive environments, and a variety of ways to boost attention, improve recall and create authentic engagement.
This is not a lecture course or one that you will never use again. Everything is based on research! This is a high energy experience. Plan to have FUN and be involved in your learning. The course is appropriate for teachers of all levels and a must for administrators.