Clyburn said she wanted to give this talk to start a dialogue among foreign language teachers on “how we can be better teachers if we better understand how the brain works.”
Exam time is here! Help your students start preparing early—and keep learning after the tests are over.
It’s true in the classroom, as in the rest of life: ask better questions, get better answers.
Students regularly study with easy techniques that don’t help much. Help them escape busy work with these two proven methods.
Guided practice deepens students’ knowledge and helps them understand how they’re learning.
True or False? Students will learn better if their teacher varies the modality of teaching to match each student’s preferred learning style…
True or False? Homework should be given every night, as this routine promotes learning.
True or False? Typing notes in class is just as effective as handwriting them.
The key to truly learning something—as opposed to going through the motions, only to lose the information before it’s retained—is understanding how knowledge makes it into our long-term memory.
True or False? Male and female brains are significantly different.
True or False? Teaching students how to multitask will help them work more efficiently.
After asking herself if anyone at her school was teaching how the brain works, guest author Jessica Clingman made it her goal to become a neuromyth buster.