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Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age by Marilee Sprenger

By Marilee Sprenger

Smartphones, videogames, webcasts, wikis, blogs, texting, emoticons. What does the speedily altering electronic panorama suggest for school room educating? How has expertise affected the mind improvement of scholars? How does it relate to what we all know approximately studying kinds, reminiscence, and a number of intelligences? How can academics shut the electronic divide that separates lots of them from their students?
In Brain-Based educating within the electronic Age, Marilee Sprenger solutions those and different questions with research-based details and sensible suggestion won from her years as a school room instructor and a specialist on brain-based instructing. As she places it, It s time to fulfill the electronic mind. we have to use the know-how instruments, examine the electronic discussion, and comprehend and relate greater to our scholars. while, she emphasizes the significance of teaching the full baby through together with workout, track, and artwork within the lecture room and aiding scholars advance their social-emotional intelligence. Creativity, empathy, and the power to synthesize fabric are twenty first century talents which can t be overlooked within the electronic age.
Readers will locate easy-to-understand information regarding the electronic mind and the way it really works, high-tech and low-tech suggestions for daily instructing and studying, and concept for developing lecture room environments that might appeal to and inspire scholars in any respect grade degrees. With this publication as a advisor, educators can stream with a bit of luck around the electronic divide to a global of recent chances for themselves and their scholars.

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After collecting the cards, you can divide them into two or three groups: Group 1 understands the material and can be grouped to work more extensively on the concept; Group 2 almost gets 50 BRAIN-BASED TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE it and can work in a small-group format to discuss it further; Group 3 doesn’t really get it and requires reteaching. 2 Examples of Exit Cards Exit Card #1 1. Name three things you have learned in class today. 2. Write one vocabulary word and define it. Exit Card #3 1. Explain the difference between prime and composite numbers.

Uncle Sam’s toast and going to church are rituals that elicit specific feelings or brain states from the participants. Why is this important? Establishing rituals in your classroom is a very powerful way to reduce stress, to manage your classroom, and to encourage the acquisition of knowledge. Authors Eric Jensen and Harry Wong highly recommend using procedures and rituals to enhance classroom management. Eric told me that I needed to have 25 to 35 rituals in place as soon as possible. What’s that you say?

The principles of brain research still apply, and technology enhances our ability to help students’ brains grow. Although some of us digital dinosaurs may not feel that technology is 40 BRAIN-BASED TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE compatible with our brains, it is compatible with our students’ brains. Their brains have adapted quite well to the high-tech world, and although some of the brain changes have negative consequences, if we stay on top of things we can help our students succeed in today’s world.

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