It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!
Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today." Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced. What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.
Friends Share Brain Patterns
Researchers have been exploring the ways our brains respond in social situations and have found that our brains activity predicts a number of things. A recent study shows that the
Neuroscience-Based Learning Strategies for Teachers and Students
There’s a lot we can learn from neuroscience about the learning process and how to get learning to stick. Teachers need to understand some basics of neuroscience so that they can help students learn better. Students also need to learn about their brains so that they will be able to utilize strategies to be more successful, whether it is school-related or not.
Does Physical Exercise Trump Mental Exercise?
A recent article in Time Health and Family, “Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping our Minds Intact”, reports on the findings from a study in Scotland. The study compared MRIs