ERIC Number: EJ888114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Teaching Kids or Training Brains?
Understanding Our Gifted, v21 n2 p3-5 Win 2009
Learning style, emotional health, and short term memory all act in concert to affect one's capacity to learn on any given day. However, with a few simple rules, lessons can be structured and delivered to meet more kids' needs more often. Current brain research gives teachers a new way to understand the "best practices" they have been taught. The trick is not to let the urgencies of today subvert these tried-and-true brain friendly methods. Rushing through curriculum at the expense of relevant learning experiences leaves more on the post office floor. Teachers may be training brains, but they must remember that their real goal is to teach children.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Short Term Memory, Brain, Teaching Methods, Emotional Development, Student Needs, Research
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