with Martha Kaufeldt
October 22, November 12 and 19, December 10, January 15 and 22. All webinars are from 3:45-5:45 p.m.
Educational neuroscience is a hot topic! Recent research about how student’s brains grow, develop and respond to the environment should influence our classroom practices. Successful teachers keep the brain’s natural learning abilities in mind. Understanding a few “brain basics” can give educators guidelines that will help them design truly brain-friendly classrooms and school environments. First learn how stress and perceived threat, lack of inclusion, and chaos in the classroom can minimize the brain’s capabilities. Students’ social and emotional well-being can build a foundation for successful learning. Then, for POWERFUL LEARNING to occur, discover how multi-sensory experiences in an enriched environment can promote brain growth and development, as well as promoting MOTIVATION. Learn the conditions teachers can orchestrate that promote neural plasticity. Finally, to assure long-term retention, the brain must ACTIVELY PROCESS new learning in a variety of ways. Building a larger repertoire of differentiated instructional strategies will help students engage in multiple rehearsals. No matter what grade level or subject you teach – you will be amazed at how understanding our students’ brains can change the way you teach! Expand your understanding of how to implement brain-friendly teaching strategies with an enthusiastic veteran ‘neuro-educator.’