By Michael A Scaddan
This consultant converts present findings on mind study into enjoyable and powerful concepts for introducing brain-compatible studying and enhancing try out leads to the K–12 lecture room.
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Asking how others felt was too difficult a concept for young students to grasp. ” When students began to see that their decisions resulted in positive or negative consequences for themselves, then change began to happen. By this time, enrollment had climbed, but detentions had dropped from 399 to 180. Second Major Refinement By 1999 the “I care” statements were the official school philosophy. Stress reduction techniques were practiced in most classrooms, and the results were very positive. We had observed how tired students were, especially during the hot summer months, so we changed our timetable into three ninety-minute blocks, with a recess break of thirty minutes in the morning; the lunch break was shortened from sixty to fifty minutes.
In addition, it is better to divide these time frames into twenty-minute slots during which something is introduced, practiced, and reviewed. This fits in well with what is understood about primacy (memory is stronger at the beginning of a session) and recency (the second strongest memory time is at the end of a session). Time frames of twenty minutes rather than forty-five or ninety minutes means that there is less downtime in the middle practice session where memory potential is lessened (Baddeley, 2004).
As the students become more proficient at self-management, they can remain in class but imagine/visualize themselves in the safe area and achieve the same results. Following these procedures will help students to control themselves and replace negative responses with positive ones. This helps develop a pattern of coherent learning. Be aware that many parents have a contaminated view of school or learning that is entrenched as a result of circumstances. ” Constant dialogue with parents is needed to make them more aware of this tendency.
40 Engaging Brain-Based Tools for the Classroom by Michael A Scaddan