Understanding the Brain

Discovering how students learn

The Brain

The brain is made of a complex network of electrochemical signals. These signals are transported via neurons. Children learn in a variety of ways. At the microscopic level our brain makes connections through dendrites. The dendrites serve as bridges between neurons. The more dendrites we have the stronger the connections are. Connections are created a variety of ways. Each individual differs

How We Learn "Chunk and Check"

The chunk and check method offers multiple ways to learn and understand new material.

To successfully implement

Give two- ten minutes of instructions

Offer time for students to build, create, say, or do something

Ways to "Chunk and Check"

The Brain and Education

When to differentiate

Every student is unique and every situation they face is unique. Differentiation allows for students to be presented the information in a variety of ways. One student may be more auditory and thrive off of podcasts. Another may be a visual learner. The final student may most prefer the kinesthetic model. In order to allow each student to reach their potential educators must be prepared to present information in a variety of ways.
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Educators and the brain

Why should educators worry about how the brain grows and develops? The most important reason is so educators can deliver engaging lessons to students. Matching students with their learning level creates positive environment. If educators can understand what makes a teenagers brain different from an adult they may respond with a level of empathy unmatched.