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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.

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Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Introduce students to the concept of executive functions, put it to work, referring frequently to these learning tools in positive, productive classroom interactions.

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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.

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Browse a list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.

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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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4’33” (Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds): What Our Brains Need

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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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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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Rearrange the Desks: Reposition the Students' Seats to Help Retain their Attention

Move the chairs to open their minds.

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The Heart of Learning: The Value of Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

Michael Pritchard is a healer, and a pioneer in the field of social-emotional learning, the often-neglected missing piece in a well-rounded education.

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Educators Take on the Charter-School Challenge

How three high school teachers discovered a new way to teach.

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Students Who Know Their Own Minds: Choosing the Nontraditional Path

Students with learning differences learn to excel in an alternative school setting.

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Raise Your Students' Emotional-Intelligence Quotient

Implement these strategies at your school to promote social and emotional learning.

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Building a Better School With Brain-Based Learning
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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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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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When Students Have No Memory of September 11

As teachers, we will strive to help new generations -- who may only have intellectual knowledge of the 9/11 tragedy -- feel the emotions along with the facts.

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Creative Play and Scientific Inquiry, Part 2: A Mandate to Make Learning Meaningful

School should be a place where children learn things that are interesting and intrinsic.

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The Choreography of Calculus: Using the Arts to Comprehend Content

How have you and your students used artistic expression to better understand academic subjects?

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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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Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Expert Roger Weissberg on Academics and Character Education
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EQ Meets IQ: An Interview with Roger Weissberg

The president of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) discusses the effects of social and emotional learning on academic achievement.

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Guest Blog: Report from the Learning and the Brain Conference

Guest blogger Kevin Washburn reports from the Learning and the Brain conference in San Francisco.

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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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