How understanding the brain will help your students go far.
Anatomy of the Brain
"Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind." Jeffrey Eugenides
Individualized Not Standardized
Stressed Students = Recipe for Failure
Teaching Teachers About the Brain : A Benefit for All
When teachers understand how the brain works they will have a more optimistic approach to their instruction. This is because instead of stressing over students not getting the information right away or having students zone out they can develop plans built around the brain and how it works. By doing this they realize the potential for all students to succeed in some way. It really becomes a motivator for an educator to realize that they have the ability to make a difference in the lives of each student and they will help that student to develop skills that they will take beyond the classroom and help them in the future. Teachers will also be motivated to reasearch new ideas to apply to their brain based lesson plans. In the words of Dr Willis, "Teachers can help all children build their brain potential -- regardless of past performance -- bridge the achievement gap, and reach their highest 21st century potential starting now".