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Brain-compatible Instructional Strategies

Brain-compatible Instructional Strategies(Principles of Teaching 1)Research Findings about the BrainWithout rehearsal or constant attention, information remains in working memory for only about 15 to 20 seconds. This implies the need for memory aid.

Learning is a process of building neural networks. The network is formed through concrete experience, representational or symbolic learning, and abstract learning.Research Findings about the Brain3. Our brains have difficulty comprehending very large numbers because we have nothing in our experience to hook them to.

4. The eyes contain nearly 70 percent of the bodys sensory receptors and send millions of signals every second along the optic nerves to the visual processing of the brain. The capacity of the long-term memory for pictures seems almost unlimited.Research Findings about the Brain5. There is little doubt that when information is embedded in music or in rhyme, its recall is easier than when it is in prose.Brain-based StrategiesInvolving Students in Real-life or Authentic Problem SolvingUsing Projects to Increase Meaning and MotivationSimulations and Roleplays as Meaning MakersSongs, jingles, and rapsMnemonic strategiesBrain-based Strategies6. Writing strategiesWord problemsIncomplete statementsDialoguesSpeecheslettersBrain-based Strategies7. Peer Teachingstudents teach each otherPair, Think, Share strategy

8. Active ReviewInstead of the teacher conducting the review, students are given their turnBrain-based Strategies9. Hands-on Activities Concrete experience is one of the best ways to make long-lasting neural connectionsWhat we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. (Aristotle)

10. Classroom Strategies Using Visual ProcessingVisuals are powerful aids in retention as well as understanding. To help students organize their thinking, teachers use graphics

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