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brain based learning the foundation for differentiating instruction

Brain-Based LearningThe Foundation for Differentiating Instruction

Presented by

Nancy Gardner & Virginia McQueen

audience

Audience

Teachers?

Grade/Subject?

Years taught?

Purpose for taking this course?

the human brain agree or disagree
The Human Brain: Agree or Disagree?
  • The brain is like a sieve.
  • Enriched environments grow dendrites.
  • Your brain power is inherited.
overview of three days
Overview of Three Days

Day 1

  • Elements & Details of Brain-Based Learning
  • Review Lesson Plan Template

Day 2

  • Differentiation
    • Readiness, Learning Profile, Interest
    • Content, Process and Product
  • Tools and Tiering Assignments - Application

Day 3

  • Ed Code Standards
  • Parents
  • Lesson Plan prep and wrap-up
wiifm
WIIFM
  • What’s In It For Me?
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WIIFM
  • What’s In It For Me?
    • Why learning about the brain might be worth your time?
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WIIFM
  • What’s In It Form Me
    • Why learning about the brain might be worth your time?
    • Turn to neighbor and share your ideas
swyak
SWYAK
  • Show What You Already Know About the Brain and Learning
    • Organize your thoughts as a graphic
      • Web, List, Diagram
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SWYAK
  • Show What You Already Know About the Brain and Learning
    • Organize your thoughts as a graphic
      • Web, List, Diagram
    • Share with neighbor
changes in education
Changes in Education
  • One lesson for all
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Brain-Based Learning = Differentiated Instruction
elements of brain compatible classrooms
Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Uniqueness
    • Variety and Choice
    • Prior knowledge and experiences
    • Learning styles and strengths
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Assessment
    • Timely and specific feedback
    • Student and peer feedback
    • Personal reflection
    • Mistakes a positive part of learning
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Assessment

People will overachieve targets they set

for themselves

Students with positive attitudes are

more likely to learn

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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Emotions
    • Drives attention drives learning
    • Fun is part of learning
    • Play is crucial to learning
    • Positive language
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Emotions

…emotions are the gatekeepers to the

intellect…emotional hooks are

necessary for long-term learning;

negative emotions can become blocks

to learning.

Robin Fogarty

Brain-Compatible Classrooms

emotions
Emotions

Emotions have their own pathways or

superhighways in our body.

They affect brain chemicals

which influence

Learning and memory

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Emotion & Learning
  • Read “How Emotions Affect Learning”

or

  • “Portraits in Emotional Awareness”
  • Highlight phrases that are meaningful to you
reading break
Reading / Break

Return from break

ready to discuss what you have read.

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Emotion & Learning
  • Discussion strategy: Final Word
    • Read one of your highlighted passages to the group
    • Individuals respond with their thoughts
    • When all of group has responded the person who read the passage gives his/her thoughts - Final Word
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Meaning
    • Holistic, integrated, thematic, relevant learning
    • Large blocks of time for work
    • Time for processing and reflection
  • Discuss with neighbor how these elements look at your school
making meaning
Making Meaning
  • Attaching new knowledge to something already familiar
  • Making connections/metaphors
how is your brain like
A cabbage

A raisin

A pillowcase

A grapefruit

An avocado

String cheese

A walnut

How is your brain like. . .?
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Making Meaning

The brain makes meaning through patterns, relevance and emotion.

Our brain is a superb patternmaker scanning the environment looking for patterns and connections so that new information links with current knowledge and understanding.

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Castillero

Our school is a living cell.

Just as plant and animal cells

produce proteins, our school creates educated students.

cell wall
Rigid layer that provides structure and support for plant cells.

The school building provides a place for us to learn.

Cell Wall
cell membrane
The campus supervisors control movement on campus.

Semi permeable layer that regulates movement into and out of cells

Cell Membrane
endoplasmic reticulum
A series of passageways used for the transport of proteins.

The hallways allow students to move from class to class.

Endoplasmic Reticulum
nucleus
Controls all cellular activities.

The front office regulates school activities.

Nucleus
brain learning
Brain & Learning
  • Reflect then discuss how comparing and contrasting assist students in understanding.
  • With a partner create metaphors that would assist students in understanding a concept taught in your classroom.
  • Share with the group one of your metaphors
  • Questions, Comments
brain learning35
Brain & Learning
  • View classroom application of how the brain learns - Brain and Learning:Classroom Application
  • Note ways students are actively engaged in learning.
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Making Meaning

Students need opportunities to

Talk

Reflect

Apply

What they are learning.

yours mine ours
Yours, Mine, Ours
  • Structure for expressing own ideas, listening to others, developing a list of common concepts
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Yours, Mine, Ours
  • List ways you could apply what you have learned about the brain from the article you read and the classroom application seen in the video.
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Yours, Mine, Ours
  • Structure for expressing own ideas, listening to others, developing a list of common concepts
    • Record own ideas
    • Share with large group
    • Discuss common ideas (strive for 4)
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Yours, Mine, Ours
  • Closure
    • Groups prioritize list
    • Groups share with whole class their first two statements
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Multi-Path
    • Recognize multiple intelligences
    • Multiple ways of presenting - VAK
    • Enriched environment of music, aromas, posters
learning modalities
Learning Modalities
  • Auditory
  • Visual
  • Kinesthetic/Tactile
multiple intelligences
Linguistic

Logical/Mathematical

Musical

Spatial

Multiple Intelligences
multiple intelligences47
Bodykinesthetic

Interpersonal

Intrapersonal

Naturalist

Multiple Intelligences
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Brain-Body
    • Active learning
    • Demonstrations
    • Movement
crossovers
Crossovers
  • Physical break that energizes brain
  • Two sides of brain take turns being in charge
  • Use both sides of brain - best learning occurs
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Crossovers
  • Cross-lateral activities activate the brain and force the two sides to talk to each other
    • One hand to opposite side of back
    • Hands to opposite knees, hips, elbows, heels, toes
brain body
Brain-Body

Frequent physical breaks are a

requirement for every type of learning

Situation.

Through movement we reduce stress,

improve short-term memory, become more creative.

brain body52
Brain-Body

Movement is not a luxury,

it is a necessity.

agree disagree
Agree / Disagree

Pair up and decide whether you agree or

disagree with statements about the

human brain.

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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Memory
    • Memory and retrieval can not be separated
    • Explicit - short term and working
    • Implicit - procedural and reflexive
    • Engage students - opportunities and time to make connections and establish memories
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Nutrition
    • Good food choices
    • Specific information about nutrition
    • Water available at all times
nutrition
Nutrition

High Protein= alertness & quick thinking

Turkey and Carbohydrate = calm & able to sleep

Soybeans & Eggs = memory & smooth muscle movement

Dairy Products = Cleans synapses for efficient neural transmission

brain research challenge

High

Middle

Low

Hot (EEG)

Mild (EEG)

Cold (EEG-sleeplike)

Flight/Fight

Problem Solving

Relaxation

Out of Control

In Control

Off Duty

Carbohydrates

Proteins

Carbohydrates/Dairy

Burnout

Achievement

Depression

Extreme Challenge

Moderate Challenge

No Challenge

Brain Research - Challenge
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Success

Effort

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Success

Effort

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Success

Effort

We need to keep the scales balanced for each individual.

planning for differentiation
Planning for Differentiation
  • Lesson Plan Template
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Mission Set up

Allies

Starbases

Outposts

Klingons

Enemies

Romulan Warbirds

Romulans Superhawks

Cardainian Destroyers

Ferenngi Marauders

Select a Mission

• Cadet

• Lieutenant

• Captain

• Admiral

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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Cycles and Rhythms
    • Time for energizing activities
    • Recognize and manage students’ states of mind
    • Use of ritual, novelty and challenge
state of mind
State of Mind
  • State of learning
    • Positive State - enhances learning
    • Negative State hinders learning
      • Teacher effort
      • Student effort
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State of Mind
  • Activities leading to positive state of mind:
    • Listening to music
    • Doing a mind map
    • Group work
    • Getting up and moving around
    • Doing crossovers
    • Taking deep breaths
    • Stretching
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Elements of Brain-Compatible Classrooms
  • Elimination of Threat
    • Manage stress
    • Climate of respect
    • Support available
    • Intrinsic motivation; avoid rewards
bibliography
Bibliography
  • Erlauer, Laura, The Brain Compatible Classroom, ASCD, 2003
  • Politano, Colleen and Joy Paquin, Brain-Based Learning With Class, Portage & Main Press, 2000.