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Brain Based Teaching

A group of educators interested in maximizing student potential through the use of brain-based teaching techniques. Teach to the way the brain learns best!

Members: 135
Latest Activity: Feb 15

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Google collaborative maps

Started by 7mrsjames Feb 27, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello fellow educators!  If you could spare a few minutes for our Food technology class- we are studying the changes in Food habits over the last 200 yrs of Australian history. If u have a google…Continue

Tags: map, Collaborative, Australia, foods, Staple

Teaching Metacognition: Be a guide on the side...

Started by Diane Dahl. Last reply by Maria R. Diaz Nov 19, 2011. 4 Replies

In her book, Wiring the Brain to Read: Higher-Order Thinking for Reading (2010, p. 9), Dr. Donna Wilson says, "While some teachers may see their role as the 'sage on the stage,' teaching students to…Continue

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Increase Study Skills and Test Performance through Predictions

Started by Diane Dahl Apr 17, 2011. 0 Replies

Making predictions utilizes the higher-order thinking skills of our frontal lobes.  Teach students the metacognitive power of predictions to ensure interest, motivation, as well as current and future…Continue

What does the research say?

Started by David Wees. Last reply by Sue Hellman Apr 2, 2011. 3 Replies

I'd love to know more about what the research says on how the brain works when learning is happening. I've been using some simple examples with my students that I know, and I'm finding it really…Continue

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Comment by Diane Dahl on November 26, 2010 at 4:58pm
Hi Joan,
Welcome to the group. I checked out the link, I'm going to spend more time going through it. It looks wonderful, thank you for sharing it! I'm getting my Masters degree in brain based teaching right now. It is so fascinating, I just can't get enough of it.
Comment by Joan Young ( aka mancini) on November 26, 2010 at 3:57pm
Oops I tried to add a link but it didn't work. You can google Dr. Judy Willis to find her site. http://www.radteach.com/
Comment by Joan Young ( aka mancini) on November 26, 2010 at 3:56pm
Hi there :-)
I am very interested in Brain based learning. One of my favorites is Dr. Judy Willis who is a neurologist and middle school teacher. Her books give practical strategies with the science behind them.
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 25, 2010 at 6:07pm
Having three consecutive effective teachers in a row can make the difference between gifted or remedial lab.
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 25, 2010 at 10:30am
Welcome Mayus, thank you for joining.
Isn't it amazing how metacognition makes such a difference? I'm going though a set of thinking strategies called Thinking for Reading with my students right now. Their whole outlook changes.
Comment by MAYUS CHAVEZ on November 25, 2010 at 2:06am
I work with metacognition, we practice reading comprehension metacognitive strategies, making the kids to activate their brains being aquainted of the processes they do while they read
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 25, 2010 at 12:38am
"Attaining fluency depends on many factors, including automaticity in decoding, orthographic knowledge, and the degree to which the brain has become wired to process print information." From Building the Reading Brain 2009.
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 25, 2010 at 12:32am
This book is an amazing resource for brain based reading instruction: Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 by Pamela A. (Ann) Nevills, Patricia A. Wolfe
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 24, 2010 at 11:59pm
What have you learned recently about how the brain learns best?
Comment by Diane Dahl on November 24, 2010 at 4:27pm
I've been posting some techniques on my blog http://www.fortheloveofteaching.net
 

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