We came across an excellent article by Eric Jensen of Jensen Learning, a teaching firm that helps teachers add brain-based teaching principles to their curricula. The title of the article is “What Is Brain-Based Teaching?” According to Jensen, “Brain-Based education is the active engagement of practical strategies based on learning and behavioral principles derived from neuroscience.”
The article discusses the merits of understanding how the brain works when students learn, and it applies to Gemm Learning’s cognitive training and reading programs, which are based on the principles of neuroplasticity.
It is interesting that brain plasticity — the miracle of brain recuperation, for instance — is an accepted part of daily life and the daily news, yet in education it is viewed with such skepticism that pieces like this still need to be written.
Watch this video on “What is Brain-Based Teaching?” by Eric Jensen
How the brain works has a significant impact on what kinds of learning activities are most effective educators need to help students have appropriate experiences and capitalize on those experiences.