Monday Minute-Brain Edition!
April 22, 2019
Why the Brain Issue?
Retrieval Practice and the Science of Learning
I also participated in a book study on Make It Stick, a book Dr. Agarwal contributed to; several districts and organizations have used it as well. Dr. Agarwal and Patrice Bain, Ed.S have a new book coming out this summer, Powerful Teaching. Here is a useful article from Dr. Bain about her experiences in applying metacogntion in the classroom, "The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn."
Here is an additional, shorter article, "You're Already Harnessing the Science of Learning (You Just Don't Know it) As much as I've communicated with Dr. Agarwal, vis tweets, emails, and live webinars, maybe I'll get to meet her one day!
Webinar 4/25- Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience
"How can educators leverage neuroscience research about how the human brain learns?"
You can find out more information and register here. While some ASCD webinars are for members only, they also have free ones (often connected with books they publish) and access to archives here.
Edutopia Resources on the Brain
"Building Metacogntion into Test Prep" (dealing with stress can be part of the preparation)
"Activities That Prime the Brain for Learning" by Lori Desautels, one of our keynote speakers for our upcoming conference
Rick Wormeli: Memorization Still Matters
The Mother's Conversation with Her Son That Went VIral
How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise
Yale's Free Class on Happiness: The Science of Well-Being
More Brain/Learning Resources
20 Literacy Strategies for Engaging the Middle Level Brain. Marcia Tate is a very popular presenter at AMLE
Brain-Based Learning Posts from TeachThought
Short video resources from PBS
Shining Star Nominations Open
IMLEA and Horace Mann have partnered for the last several years to recognize students and teachers for outstanding contributions in support of their school. The Shining Star Award is open to any student in grade 5 – 9, or any teacher with any number of years of experience. Any certified staff member from an IMLEA member school may nominate a student or a colleague, but the nomination form must be signed by a building administrator.
Teachers designated as "STAR" winners are recognized in honor of Dr. Roger Boop, a retired professor from the education department at Butler University and long time friend and supporter of IMLEA. You can find the applications and more information for both on our website. Nominations are due May 1.
IMLEA Conference, September 29-30
Special STEM Opportunity at Purdue
INSPIRE3 : New Spotlight on Service Article by Beth Smith
Opportunities for Educators & Students
April 22: Today! Earth Day
April 22-May 17: iLearn Testing Window Open
April 23: DOE eLearning Webinar "Blending It Up with Free & Open Content", 4 pm ET
April 25: ASCD Webinar on UBD and Neuroscience, 3 pm ET
April 26: Math Expert Group Meets at IASP
April 29-May 5: 100th Anniversary Children's Book Week
April 30: InfoSys Pathfinder Applications Due (deadline was extended)
May 4: Free Comic Book Day
May 5: State Parks Sunday-Free Admission to All Indiana State Parks (Visit Indiana Week)
May 7: InfoSys Pathfinder Applications Due (deadline was extended--again)
July 23-26: STEM event at Purdue
September 29-30, 2019: IMLEA Conference, Indianapolis Marriott North
With testing beginning this week, we wanted to provide a "brain break" of sorts for you. Best of luck for glitch-free iLearn testing.
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Do you have any favorite brain-based resources you'd like to share? Please send them to me! Who knows, maybe there will be a Brain Edition, Volume 2!