Schools with the Brain in Mind

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Schools with the Brain in Mind by Mind Map: Schools with the Brain in Mind

1. Curriculum Connections

1.1. There is a clear connection with brain maturation and curriculum. States set standards that students must meet by a certain time. Some students have not development the capacity of thinking the way the curriculum says they should. This is where accommodations are helpful for many students.

1.1.1. There is also a connection with emotional intelligence and cognition. It is just as important for students to show empathy, fairness and honesty. This is not all on the parents this comes from teachers who really care about their students. success.

2. Assessment Connections

2.1. There are still assessment challenges that we face in our schools. Most test are based on memory. There are some students that have barriers that block this way of learning. They may not retain information as well as others. More repetition and practice are needed in schools before moving on to the next lesson.

2.1.1. How are we as educators linking what is being taught to "real world" situations. A student will often lose interest in a topic if they do not see the relevance in their world.

2.1.1.1. Students would benefit more from a wide variety approach to learning. As humans we naturally seek different way to solve any problem. Standardized test focus on answer solutions which can rob students of their creativity.

3. Staff development

3.1. Improving teacher effectiveness will increase students achievement. Teachers should use a wide variety of ways to strengthen students memory.

3.1.1. Teaching in short interims will increase the students chances of remembering what is being presented.

3.1.1.1. Students benefit from "brainbreaks" throughout the day. The human brain can hold so much information at once. Allowing the students to take a break and process what they have learned will help them retain the information.