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Educational Neuroscience supports the Arts!

Educational Neuroscience supports the Arts!

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"The brain-based approach says arts build stronger operating systems, which means better academic performance. In short, arts change the brain for the better and students are the big winners. If you want better academics, arts deliver. If you just want a better person for the real world, arts deliver. It’s time to get off the fence. It’s time to quit waffling and wondering if arts are worth it your school. They’re worth it." This is a quote from an article written by Eric Jensen entitled "Can Arts Change the Brain?" I have been interested in his work for about ten years now. I first discovered his work when I read Teaching with the Brain in Mind. As neuroscientists do more research on how kids learn, more light is shed on brain-based learning. It is now understood that the brain has more plasticity than we thought. It is not fixed! Teaching through the arts is a win- win situation. I hope you read this article by Eric Jensen. Would love to know your thoughts! Please share what you are learning about educational neuroscience in this group. On a side note, I had the pleasure of attending one of Eric's seminars and found his work very valuable. Check out his website too. http://www.jensenlearning.com/ Click below to read article http://www.scribd.com/doc/29493230

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