What Scientists Are Not Telling Us About Learning
Some surprising brain science research results have surfaced for our educators and us:
- To learn quickly, don’t concentrate so hard.
- It matters what your learning environment looks like.
- We process words visually, not phonetically.
- The healthiest teachers learn the most while at work.
- Understanding a student’s learning process occupies the same space in the brain as practicing empathy.
- A teacher’s mental health can impact student performance.
- Using labels like ‘dyslexia’ can prevent teachers from helping students.
- Saving old information helps us learn new information.
- Early testing is no indicator of later success.
- Young students learn mathematics differently.
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