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Brain-Based Learning

Explore the mysteries of the human brain! Find out how discoveries in neuroscience provide insights into how students learn -- and how to engage them in the classroom.

Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

Increase the likelihood of successful results in your students by cultivating an attitude about life that relies on taking realistic, positive action.

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Dive into Edutopia's curated list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.

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How to Deal with Teenage Learning Fatigue

A book provides insight into coping with the developing -- and often baffling -- adolescent brain.

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Understanding How Adolescents Think

An interview with Raleigh Philp, author of "Engaging 'Tweens and Teens."

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Master Classroom: Designs Inspired by Creative Minds

A team of architects who specialize in learning spaces want to let Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, and Jamie Oliver show you the future of classroom design.

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Closing the Achievement Gap: "All Children Can Learn"

The achievement gap is not a problem without a solution. We just need information on how to close the gap.

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Healthier Testing Made Easy: The Idea of Authentic Assessment

Tests don't just measure absorption of facts. They teach what we value.

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Readers' Survey 2006: Hottest Topic in the Teachers' Lounge

Edutopia readers weigh in on their favorites.

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Media Literacy Is Vital in the Age of the Image

A new language of visual literacy and expression has taken hold. Now it's time to add it to the classroom.

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Don't Weigh the Elephant -- Feed the Elephant: Feedback Is Key in Assessment

Focus on giving kids what they need -- information about their own brains.

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DSM-5: A Controversy in the Mental Health Community

Blogger Mark Phillips examines the reasons for -- and dangers of -- upgrading ADHD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' forthcoming revision.

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How to Have a Healthy, Brainy, and Fun Summer

Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud shares a list of family activities that promote summer learning without taking the fun out of vacation time.

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The Science Behind Adult Learning

Facilitating professional development for teachers means understanding and knowing the science behind adult learning.

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Child's Play: Japan's Groundbreaking Child-Development Web Site

When the conformist Land of the Rising Sun forges ahead in education innovation, we'd better pay attention.

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The PBL Launch Pad, Part Two: Worthwhile Projects for High School Students

Project-based learning has the potential to become one of the most useful and defensible instructional strategies of this age.

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Media Literacy Is Vital in the Age of the Image

A new language of visual literacy and expression has taken hold. Now it's time to add it to the classroom.

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Brain-Based Learning Pinboard

Visit a curated collection of resources exploring takeways from neuroscience for educators on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest: blog posts, visuals, articles, videos, and more.

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Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning

In this guide, you’ll get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, as well as a reading list and a variety of resources to help you learn more about this fascinating field.

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