Emotions can Impact Learning
By Max Dean
How the Brain reacts to Learning
Happy Cows and Happy Farmers
- Those who pet and talk to the animals
- Those who are patient and calm
- Those who were dominant and aggressive
- Those who were nervous and uncertain
The cows that were petted, and talked to were social and happy. The cows who's farmers were patient and calm had similar but weaker results than happy cows. The cows who's farmer was dominant and aggressive were nervous and frustrated. The cows who's farmer was nervous and uncertain were bored and apathetic. We can apply this knowledge to our classrooms to allow to students to learn more. A happy teacher is a happy student and will therefore learn more.
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