Hello Neuro-sculpters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch3kbXBah5Y&feature=related. You Were Born With…. Every ‘neurological unit’ comes into the world with some hard wiring …. This wiring can be changed somewhat because the brain in malleable throughout life.
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Every ‘neurological unit’ comes into the world with some hard wiring….
This wiring can be changed somewhat because the brain in malleable throughout life.
But… there are ‘windows
The brain is malleable throughout life, but the best time for brain shaping falls within the
(Age: Birth – 10 years)
This means that everyone in this room is truly a “neuro-sculptor”
The relationships that teachers have with their students and the experiences they provide for them directly shape the neural circuitry of the next generation.
Teachers really do shape the future….
The same can be said for parents…..
levels of judgment. You have now reached the age of 40ish.
Areas of the brain that have more neurons and/or are more dense and/or make better connections…
Lead to easier aptitude or talent (NATURE)
ENTER RUBBERBANDS !
Personality Language Athletics
Every student needs to understand s/he
can change her/his brain, especially NOW!
AND, people (friends, enemies, teachers, coaches, etc..) can have a long term impact
on the brains of others… for better…or for worse….
Natural growth and development
First two decades:
periods of massive growth
Neurons start out short, skinny and naked. Gradually, they grow in length and diameter with age [ROBUST].The magic glial cells cover the robust neuron with myelin [READINESS].
The first five years of life are critical for development of ALL of the SENSORIUM (input)
The ‘visual’ rubber band gets stretched a lot more than the other bands….
The Pre-Frontal Cortex
Another critical earl childhood window… sympathy, empathy, understanding others
Use the big rubber bands for learning, passion
Use the small rubber bands enough to insure a lifetime of facile use….
Know which to do when!
When a student is ‘not good’ at math…When a student ‘doesn’t like’ science…When a student is not coordinated and ‘doesn’t do well’ on the baseball team…Practice makes perfect… and mistakes are welcome here!
The amygdalamakes her want to learn to play the piano.
The cerebrum helps her decide to practice
The cerebellum calls up the memory of the piano
lesson or teacher’s instruction. The cerebellum sends messages through neurons to your hands, wrists and fingers
When does it rain brains?