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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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  • What Do Teachers Need to Know About Memory?

    A knowledge of how we store and use information is invaluable for teachers in helping students to internalize lessons in long-term memory.
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  • 7 Ways to Get Retrieval Practice Right

    Effective retrieval practice strategies help students identify what they know about a given concept and keep that information for the long-term, not just the short-term.
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    Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

    Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development.
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  • How to Get Students Thinking About Their Own Learning

    When students begin to plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning, they develop self-regulation and can set more ambitious goals.
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  • How Music Primes the Brain for Learning

    To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research.
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  • 9 Brain Breaks for Elementary Students

    To boost creativity and productivity, take time out for movement, calming exercises, and a healthy dose of fun.
  • We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain Breaks

    When it comes to optimizing learning, we don’t value breaks enough, neuroscientists suggest in a new study.
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  • Huge Emotions and the Adolescent Brain

    Teachers can use clips from the movie Turning Red to explore with students the ways adolescence changes the brain.
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  • Guiding Students to Sustain Effort in School

    Secondary students can learn to manage assignments and achieve learning goals with teacher support and tools that promote success.
    304
  • Metacognitive Talk Guides Students to Discuss Their Thought Processes

    Students don’t always speak up in class unless they know the right answer. This strategy encourages them to talk as a way to create knowledge.
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  • Music Training Can Be a Literacy Superpower

    When kids study music—intensively and over long periods of time—they become better readers. Here’s what’s at play.
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  • The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

    The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.
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  • Teaching Students to Assess Their Learning

    Teachers can help students evaluate their knowledge and learning processes by guiding them to assess their use of metacognitive skills.
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  • Addressing the Emotional Roots of Procrastination

    Research finds that procrastination often stems from emotional dysregulation—and teachers can help students overcome it.
    588
  • A student studying on her bed with a laptop, textbooks, and notebooks

    5 Research-Backed Studying Techniques

    Teachers can guide students to avoid ineffective studying habits in favor of ones that will increase their learning outcomes.
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