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Brain Page

Welcome to my final project for EDU 535. In this web page you will find random documents, pictures, and videos on the brain and learning. It is meant to be a summary of some of the things I have picked up from this class...

I included the links that Trish Lichau provided us from our syllabus

I also encourage you to visit PBS Frontline and watch "The Medicated Child", "Medicating Kids", and "Inside the Teenage Brain"

Belief Statement
I believe that every child can learn, and it my job as an educator to help this child along their journey, along their own path. Part of my job is to stay educated as an educator and to do the best job that I can.

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.

Chinese Proverb

Today in class Trish talked about Prejudice, which made me think of a website I found called Project Implicit that has created a way to "measure" if we are biased. You can take the test here.

Brain Gym’s Midline Movements

Movement and Learning Powerpoint from Trish

Movement and Learning

My Outliers summary in a few words...
Luck and hard work = Success

Outliers (Long Video)

Malcom Gladwell at Penn

Brain's reaction to Anxiety (click to enlarge)

PBS' Teenage Brain Clip:

YouTube Video


Left Brain vs. Right Brain

And of course since I'm a coach I needed to add the following picture:

The thing I feel I attached myself to the most was Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. And I think this is going to try and be a focus of mine as I continue to master this thing we do called teaching...

Multiple Intelligences

Parts of the Brain:

Parts of the Brain

YouTube Video

Interesting talk from TED.com about an amazing new way to use fMRI to show brain activity while it is happening -- emotion, body movement, pain. (In other words, you can literally see how you feel.) The applications for real-time fMRIs start with chronic pain control and range into the realm of science fiction, but this technology is very real.

YouTube Video

A lot of this class has been talking about how to make things better for our students, with that in mind...