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Mirror Neurons, Autism, and How We Learn

            Traditionally, scientists have thought that there were two distinct types of nerve cells (neurons) in the human body: motor neurons and sensory neurons. Motor neurons carry signals from the … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teaching a Lesson that Students NEVER Forget! Using music in the classroom.

Teaching a Lesson that Students NEVER Forget! Using music in the classroom..

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teaching a Lesson that Students NEVER Forget! Using music in the classroom.

Recently, I had one of my workshop participants ask about how and when to use music in the classroom. These workshops are called ”Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites”, and they … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teaching physical & chemical changes – it’s not easy!

Did you ever struggle with your explanation of the difference between chemical and physical changes?  I always have, because it’s not a simple answer.  The WORST thing I could do … Continue reading

December 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brain-friendly classrooms

Did you know that your brain has to be made “ready to learn” ?  Your job as a classroom teacher will be to create a “brain friendly” environment.  A happy, … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Teaching through a tragedy

How do you describe the feelings of fellow teachers as they prepare lessons for Monday morning in the face of the tragedy in Newtown, CT?  You see, that could have … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brain-based learning

Brain-based learning has become the latest buzzword in education.  But why has it become so popular?  Well, the introduction of scientific equipment like the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine has … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment
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