Brain-Based Learning and Teaching

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Throughout the course of history many people in time had no idea that many creatures of life had brains. With remarkable breakthroughs in technology and through human ability to take pictures of the human brain through head scans, scientists have discovered and mapped out the human brain. As neuroscientists understand how the brain works, discovery of brain-based learning has been a growing field ever since. Education is extremely important for human beings because the more educated we are as a society the better we contribute to society. Knowledge is extremely powerful and as a future educator, understanding how the brain works and developing lesson plans surrounding the inner workings of the brain will allow learning to manifest in the …show more content…
I shadowed a teacher at a local area high school who taught biology for a straight week for field experience. I was utterly shocked as I sat there the entire time without ever moving from my seat for six hours. I did get up and go to the faculty room to eat lunch just so I could stretch. I realized then, how important movement was in a classroom. For these high school students, the ability to take a five minute walk from one classroom to another classroom was probably the highlight of their past fifty minutes. Education is not simply just sitting in a classroom and acting like a coral reef sponge soaking up and digesting the waves of information flowing from the mouth of a teacher. Learning is an active process therefore students should be active in learning. The senses incorporated in the classroom are also vital in the success of active learning in the classroom. Humans have five senses, unless you are Haley Joel Osment and have a sixth one that allows you to see ghosts, but five nonetheless. Sight, touch, taste, sound, and smell are all located in different parts or lobes of the brain. All the senses are intertwined with memory in the brain. As educators we must remember that the usage of the senses will allow students to be active in learning therefore the input does not get lost and can be retrieved through output. Through concrete vivid images
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