By Marilee Sprenger
Smartphones, videogames, webcasts, wikis, blogs, texting, emoticons. What does the quickly altering electronic panorama suggest for school room instructing? How has expertise affected the mind improvement of scholars? How does it relate to what we all know approximately studying kinds, reminiscence, and a number of intelligences? How can academics shut the electronic divide that separates a lot of them from their students?
In Brain-Based instructing within the electronic Age, Marilee Sprenger solutions those and different questions with research-based info and functional recommendation received from her years as a school room instructor and a expert on brain-based educating. As she places it, It s time to fulfill the electronic mind. we have to use the know-how instruments, study the electronic discussion, and comprehend and relate greater to our scholars. even as, she emphasizes the significance of training the entire baby via together with workout, song, and artwork within the school room and aiding scholars increase their social-emotional intelligence. Creativity, empathy, and the facility to synthesize fabric are twenty first century talents that may t be overlooked within the electronic age.
Readers will locate easy-to-understand information regarding the electronic mind and the way it really works, high-tech and low-tech concepts for daily instructing and studying, and concept for developing school room environments that might appeal to and inspire scholars in any respect grade degrees. With this publication as a advisor, educators can circulate with a bit of luck around the electronic divide to a global of latest chances for themselves and their scholars.
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The principles of brain research still apply, and technology enhances our ability to help students’ brains grow. Although some of us digital dinosaurs may not feel that technology is 40 BRAIN-BASED TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE compatible with our brains, it is compatible with our students’ brains. Their brains have adapted quite well to the high-tech world, and although some of the brain changes have negative consequences, if we stay on top of things we can help our students succeed in today’s world.
Authors Eric Jensen and Harry Wong highly recommend using procedures and rituals to enhance classroom management. Eric told me that I needed to have 25 to 35 rituals in place as soon as possible. What’s that you say? Impossible? Let’s look at a few minutes of a typical day in my classroom: At 8:15 the first bell rings. As the students walk down the hall to enter my room, I am standing at the door. ” The CD player is playing morning songs; this year I am using some Beatles songs. At 8:25 I walk over to the player and stop the CD.
Free radicals are leftover molecules of oxygen that are a direct result of using your brain. Brain-derived neurotropic factor, usually referred to as BDNF, has been called Miracle-Gro for the brain (Medina, 2008; Ratey, 2008). It is released through exercise. By increasing neurotransmitter activity, improving blood flow, and producing braingrowth factors that act like fertilizer for the brain, exercise readies our neurons to connect more easily. Exercise performs this function better than any other factor of which we are currently aware.