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ERIC Number: ED539391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning: Plus, a Bonus Class Project, Resources, and a Reading List
George Lucas Educational Foundation
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. That's the promise of brain-based learning, which draws insights from neurology, psychology, technology, and other fields. Bringing this information to the classroom can help teachers engage diverse learners, offer effective feedback that leads to deeper understanding, and create a rich learning environment that attends to students' social and emotional needs along with their developing brains. In this guide, teachers get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, a reading list, and a variety of resources to help them learn more about this fascinating field. A bonus project that will get students thinking critically about thinking is also included. The top six tips for brain-based learning are: (1) Create a safe climate for learning; (2) Encourage a growth mind-set; (3) Emphasize feedback; (4) Get bodies and brains in gear; (5) Start early; and (6) Embrace the power of novelty. A list of resources is included.
George Lucas Educational Foundation. P.O. Box 3494, San Rafael, CA 94912. Tel: 415-662-1600; Fax: 415-662-1605; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Lucas Educational Foundation