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19 Students demonstrate their leaning through a culminating project that involves teamwork and active participation. Learning is connected and meaningful and, therefore, the brain is more likely to store the information in long term memory where it can be built upon in future learning experiences.
20 Existing neural networks in the brain are activated when students share what they know, understand, or believe to be true. In this activity student input on the definition of a robot is valued by putting their words or phrases on the board for consideration in the formation of a whole class definition. Discussion of this nature creates a deeper understanding of what a robot is. Students have ownership in the resulting definition and are more likely to remember it.
21 “Teaching is guiding and facilitating the formation of neural connections in the student’s brain.” (Wolfe, 2001) In this problem solving activity, the teacher serves as a facilitator. Groups or teams use what they already know to problem-solve in a new situation. This enhances the growth of neural networks in the brain and deepens understanding. The brain is social in nature and the team setting gives students an opportunity to share learning with others. We also know that the brain is controlled by emotion. The team experience is less threatening to most students since cooperation replaces competition. Read more about the role of emotion in “The Current Impact of Neuroscience on Teaching and Learning” by Judy Willis (in Sousa, D.A., Editor. (2010). Mind, Brain & Education)
22 For the brain to respond and learn it must be actively involved in the learning process. The use of sticky notes encourages students to interact with the text, make connections, and evaluate their comprehension.
23 Neural networks are strengthened when students are able to share their thoughts in literature circles. Students adjust their understandings and build on what they know by interacting with others. In this social, non-threatening environment, students are also more motivated to contribute their ideas.
24 The arts provide a way for students to connect learning to other areas of the brain. When more areas of the brain are involved, it is easier to recall stored information for use in future learning experiences.
http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Journals/spring2010/thebraintargetedteachingmodel/index.html (Brain Target 5)



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