“Good leaders ask great questions that inspire others to dream more, think more, learn more, do more and become more.” (John Maxwell)
This quote epitomizes my campus’s point of view about the power of questioning. While Maxwell emphasizes the role of the leader, at Molina High
Poverty is complicated. It is a compilation of many issues, many of which have broad-reaching impact. Perhaps most critical for our education system is that research finds that many of the risk factors associated with low socioeconomic status (SES) impede brain development and functioning. And in cases of generational poverty, the impact is even greater.
One of the most consistent findings is that
Using movement in various learning contexts is a dynamic, brain-based way to engage and motivate students, differentiate instruction, create implicit learning opportunities, and enhance classroom management at all grade levels and in all content areas. It has been shown to positively impact academic achievement, student
I was sitting in the hair salon talking with my stylist when a young lady approached and asked if there were any stylists in the salon who could braid her hair. Since I was there for my back-to-school hairdo and in an effort to make
Ask any teacher to name the most baffling student to teach, and that student is likely to be a boy. “He’s so capable, but he just doesn’t work,” or “He could do so well if he would just pay attention.” The teacher’s remarks will probably
On Monday, May 1, Corwin hosted a webinar with Zaretta Hammond on “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain.” Hammond’s unique approach examines the neuroscience behind culturally responsive teaching practices and how teachers can use that understanding to build rapport and classroom community with diverse students.
Like myself, many people hear the term brain-based learning and think, “Isn’t all learning brain-based since that is what we use when we are learning?” Brain-based learning means that the brain responds and grows when presented with certain skills and activities. It is sort of
This post was originally published on Reagan Reach.
I have an exceptional group of kiddos this year. They just work so hard! This week, a student teacher began in my classroom. As we talked about the kids, she asked, “How did you get them to care so
Contributed by Tracy Alloway
Dyslexia doesn't have to hold you back. In our research, we found that adults with dyslexia used their strengths in visual working memory to focus their attention.
Dyslexia is a prevalent learning disability characterized by difficulties in reading and spelling, despite average levels
Contributed by Tracy Alloway and Ross Alloway
‘Working memory’ is the brain’s post-it note. It allows you to hold information in mind and WORK with it. We make mental scribbles of what we need to remember. By understanding working memory you will be able to better