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Brain Based Teaching


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!

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Latest Activity: Aug 1

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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

Tags: metacognition

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

Tags: research

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Comment by Diane Dahl on November 6, 2011 at 9:24am

It was great to see you Donna and to hear about your time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Powerful stuff!

Comment by Donna Wilson on November 4, 2011 at 9:16am

Marcus Conyers and I just got back from BrainSMART presentations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE. There we met more excellent teachers and administrators interested in brain-based teaching and learning! Today it is my pleasure to be meeting up with the wonderful Diane Dahl at NAEYC! Excited:) There we will be sharing information about the brain based teaching programs at NSU. 

Comment by Donna Wilson on September 25, 2011 at 9:05pm
This past week we were pleased to be at The Aspen Institute attending a conference sponsored by The New York Academy of Sciences and the The Aspen Brain Forum Foundation. The purpose of the conference was to discuss current scientific research and implications for education. Our first day started with a lovely hike along the riverside and through the aspens. The weather was sunny and brisk...perfect fall days for this two day conference! We were delighted to meet up with a graduate and a current student from our NSU/BrainSMART programs! When we arrive in our office Tuesday we have lots to do to highlight this exciting new research that supports our programs in teacher education and graduate studies! For example, Marcus and I heard Daphne Bavelier - University of Geneva speak of her research on learning and action video game play, Silvia Bunge - University of California Berkeley present on reasoning training and brain connectivity, and Clancy Blair - New York University discussing executive function and school readiness. We lunched with John Mighton and enjoyed hearing of his research about nurturing math with every child. There is far to much to write about in one posting. Over the course of time, I'll be sharing more here as well as on my blog.
Comment by Diane Dahl on August 14, 2011 at 1:50pm
New blog post about using brain-based strategies in a micro-managed school: New Post
Comment by Diane Dahl on July 8, 2011 at 11:18am
Yes, I will be tweeting there for sure.  Btw, I love your new blog!  If anyone wants to check it out, her blog is at Thanks for all you do!
Comment by Donna Wilson on July 8, 2011 at 10:55am
Thanks, Diane! Yes, indeed it is an exciting time in the field of brain-based education!!!!! I also look forward to seeing you at NSU's Global Leadership Conference at Disney World later in July! It will be exciting and hope you will be tweeting your experiences there:)
Comment by Diane Dahl on July 8, 2011 at 10:52am
How exciting to see you here! (Donna Wilson is one of the creators of the BrainSMART program!)  I'll be looking forward to reading your tweets from Boston.
Comment by Donna Wilson on July 8, 2011 at 10:49am



Diane and All, Delighted to see your group on brain based teaching and look forward to connecting here! We will be sharing information about what effective teachers are doing through the use of some exciting brain based methods in Boston next week. The conference is at the International Association of Cognitive Education and Psychology. Marianne Wolf will also be presenting there about the brain and reading. I'll be posting and tweeting live from the event! 

Comment by Diane Dahl on May 30, 2011 at 11:48am
Comment by Russell Ogden on April 2, 2011 at 2:07am
Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn! Narrated by Damian Lewis

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