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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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.

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

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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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

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What has the Brain Got to Do With Brain Training?

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Student Responses to Common Core Instruction and Assessment

Neurologist, teacher, author and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis considers the brain-based reasons for why some students are reacting negatively to the Common Core and its emphasis on 21st century skills.

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Strategies to Prevent the Neurotoxic Impact of School Stress

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.

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Playground Neuroscience: Connect and Redirect

Teacher and PD specialist Barbora Bridle offers a quick lesson in playground neuroscience to help teachers guide their students through social-emotional issues.

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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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Education, the Brain, and Common Core State Standards

Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud uses the perspective of the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model to examines likely benefits and practical applications of the Common Core State Standards.

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Replacing Teachers with Emotion

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests that, in order to do their job effectively, teachers need to reach students on a deeply emotional level.

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community

With a curriculum based upon Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization. Students are highly engaged and present portfolios of their work every...

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How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain: Tips from a Neurologist

Blogger Judy Willis provides a neurobiological perspective on why burnout happens, and, even more importantly, how to reverse the pattern.

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Engaging Brains: 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.

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Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students

Filmmaker and blogger Randy Taran identifies "happiness skills" and suggests that we start teaching them at a young age.

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From Curriculum to Communication, a School Immerses Itself in Tech

At Mary Scroggs Elementary School, every day is a technology day.

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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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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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