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Sarah Henderson

High School English Teacher

For the past 20 years, I have taught high-school English in both public and private schools in Michigan, California and Arizona. I have a passion for learning more about the cognitive functions of the brain. I am a recent graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education's, Mind, Brain and Teaching graduate certificate program. When I'm not teaching or studying, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three boys.

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    Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

    Humor activates the brain's dopamine reward system, stimulating goal-oriented motivation and long-term memory, which means that humor can improve retention in students of all ages.
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    Use the study and preparation of food as a cross-curricular PBL modality in math, chemistry, social studies, history, or language arts classes.

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