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Brain-Based Teaching



Did you know that current research indicates that students' brains are changing? Have you heard that the brain works best when the temperature is between 68 and 72 degrees? In this three-part series, neuroscientist Marilee Sprenger reveals the latest research on the brain and discusses how it affects teaching and learning. "The Brain Lady" also explains how you can make the most of brain research in your classroom and in your personal life. Where did you leave those car keys?

Brain-Friendly Teaching: Strategies to Improve Memory
Explore what teachers need to know about the brain to help students learn and remember.

Brain-Friendly Teaching: From Sensory to Long-Term Memory
Learn the seven-step process for taking information from students sensory memory to long-term memory.

Brain-Friendly Teaching: Putting Brain-Friendly Strategies to Work
Discover how to put brain-friendly strategies to work in the classroom and how you can avoid your own senior moments.


Learn More About the Brain-Based Teaching

Education World has published other articles and lessons on brain-based teaching and learning. They include:

Use It or Lose It: Puzzles to Exercise the Brain
Do your students' brains seem little lazy lately? Energize them with some brainteasers -- problems and puzzles that will get the neurons sparking and the blood flowing.

Left Brain vs. Right Brain: Which Side Are You On?
Are you left-brained or right-brained? Does it matter? Check out this lesson to find out.

Growing Bigger Brains
Learn how the results of brain research can be applied to your classroom.