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Brain-Based Learning: A Teaching in Science and Art. Christie Gayheart Jefferson Middle Midland Public. Teaching: A Science & Art. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.  ~Mark Van Doren. Reflect on Your Own Lessons. What strategies are you already using?

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Brain based learning a teaching in science and art

Brain-Based Learning: A Teaching in Science and Art

Christie Gayheart

Jefferson Middle

Midland Public


Teaching a science art

Teaching: A Science & Art

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. 

~Mark Van Doren


Reflect on your own lessons

Reflect on Your Own Lessons

  • What strategies are you already using?

  • Which strategies do you wish to know more about?

  • How could you become more proficient?


Top 10 guidelines for planning

Top 10 Guidelines for Planning

  • Needs to be Fun!!!

  • Brains are unique.

  • Practice does not make perfect.

  • Rehearsal is essential for retention.

  • Lecture = lowest degree of retention.

  • Working memory has limited capacity.

  • Past experience affects new learning.

  • Emotions affect all learning aspect.

  • Brain seeks patterns for meaning.

  • Learning engages the entire person (cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains).


Unit planning

Unit Planning

(Wolfe, P. 55, 69)


Lesson planning

Lesson Planning

(Wolfe, P. 76-77)


No matter the style the lesson components fit sousa 277 278

No matter the style…the lesson components fit! (Sousa, 277-278)


When planning timing matters

When planning…Timing matters!!!

  • Consider what you will do when:

    • “Prime-time-1”

      • (First 10-15 minutes)

      • New material

    • “Down-time”

      • (15-30 minutes into hour)

      • Practice

    • “Prime-time-2”

      • (30-50 minutes into hour)

      • Closure (Sousa, 90)


Making lessons an art

Making Lessons an Art


Activate

Activate

  • Ideas

    • Think-pair-share

    • KWL

    • Mind map

  • Toolbox

    • What I know about…

    • KWL or KLEW

    • Brilliant Thinking Wheel

    • Active Reading Card: Predicting- (Reciprocal Teaching Cooperative Learning Activity)

    • Reading Guides: Pre-reading


Acquire

Acquire

  • Ideas

    • Direct teaching

    • Mini lecture

    • Video clip

    • Jigsaw

    • Text reading

    • Problem-based learning

  • Toolbox

    • Vocabulary Wheel

    • Active Reading Cards (Reciprocal Teaching Cooperative Learning Activity)

    • Lesson Inspection

    • Brain Saver

    • Event Web


Apply practice formative assessment

Apply, Practice, Formative Assessment

  • Ideas

    • Venn Diagrams

    • Note taking

    • Word Web

    • Pop quiz

    • Experiments

    • Projects

    • Problem solving

  • Toolbox

    • Review KWL or KLEW

    • Review Active Reading Cards

    • Review Lesson Inspection

    • VENN Diagram

    • Web Template

    • Exit Cards: Thoughts/Facts/Solving


Summative assessment closure and reflection

Summative Assessment, Closure and Reflection

  • Ideas

    • Revisit KWL or KLEW

    • Post reading/writing reflections

    • Exit cards/Ticket out

    • Mind maps/webs

    • Presentations

    • Demonstrations

  • Toolbox

    • KWL or KLEW

    • Reading/Video/Demo guides

    • Brain Saver

    • Active Reading Cards (Summarizing)

    • VENN Diagram

    • Web template


Enjoy your teacher toolbox

Enjoy your Teacher Toolbox


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