Thursday, January 11, 2018

Turn Your Classroom into a Brain-Friendly Zone

Link to PDF of PowerPoint from the session:

As years pass, your students may not remember what you taught them, but they will remember how you made them feel. As teachers, our jobs are to ignite a passion for learning so students will learn for the rest of their lives. Students are empowered to learn in a brain-friendly zone. Setting up a brain-friendly classroom isn't hard. Some guiding principles are:

  1. Build Relationships
  2. Safety Matters
  3. Learn from Your Mistakes
  4. Get Students Moving
  5. Allow Choice
  6. Provide Real-Life Learning
  7. Give Descriptive Feedback
  8. Use Patterns
  9. Reduce Clutter
  10. Take Time to Celebrate
  11. Encourage Healthy Eating
  12. Play Some Music

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