Brain, Memory and Education

 

ARTICLES

15 of Our Favorite Brain Breaks for Students by Ryan Thomas (ASCD Edge)

Brain Science in the Classroom by Benedict Carey (Education Week).

Children See Improvement In Language When They Are Physically Fit by Gerard LeBlond  (Red Orbit)

Mindful Movement Moves Minds (ITC)

Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain by Donna Wilson (Edutopia)

Redefining smart by Naphtali Hoff (SmartBlog). How should schools define intelligence? Students' concept of what it means to be "smart" can play a significant role in later success, writes Naphtali Hoff, an executive coach and consultant. In this blog post, Hoff suggests using various measures for student success. 

Teaching the Brain to Learn (Here’s how educators can use the latest neurological research to help improve math and science instruction) by Greg Thompson (The Journal).

Where did it all go? by Naphtali Hoff (ASCD). 4 tips to help information stick. There are several ways educators can help ensure students retain information, executive coach and consultant Naphtali Hoff writes in this blog post. He offers four tips, such as adding "mental glue" to help make the information stick. 

 

 

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The Centre for Working Memory and Learning (University of York)

 

 

READING COMPREHENSION

Reading Comprehension: Our Brains Sees Familiar Words As Pictures, Not Individual Letters by Susan Scutti. When it comes to reading comprehension, human brains register familiar words as pictures -- rather than individual letters -- according to researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center. "The visual word form area does not care how the word sounds, just how the letters of the word look together," study co-author Maximilian Riesenhuber said. 

 

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