Sing Along Science

Warren G. Phillips Brain-based teaching strategies

Classroom Celebrations!

Happy New Year! I recently read an article in the New York Times entitled “How to Crush Your Habits in the New Year With the Help of Science”. (https://nyti.ms/2Rv56aw) Helpful … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Well, in fact, the leaves don’t change color! Each year, throughout New England, Colorado, Wisconsin, and many northern areas of the country, autumn is a beautiful time to appreciate the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Well, in fact, the leaves don’t change color! Each year, throughout New England, Colorado, Wisconsin, and many northern areas of the country, autumn is a beautiful time to appreciate the … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Science Fair Anxiety

What happens when the teacher announces a science fair? Anxiety! Students are not sure where to start.  Parents are not sure how to help.  And sometimes, the teacher has not … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Reflections About Teaching on 9-11

Teaching as the World Trade Center twin towers collapse… September 11, 2001 was a beautiful, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky late summer day in Plymouth, MA. (“America’s Home Town”). I’ll never forget the day … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Honoring Fallen Teachers At The National Teachers Hall Of Fame Memorial

Please help!… 🙂 I and The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) are asking for your support of legislation to designate our National Memorial to Fallen Educators as a national … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Jessica

Today, I received an e-mail from a former student, Jessica, who is in her senior year of college studying biochemistry and trying to determine her path in life. Here’s what … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Neural Pathways – Visualization of Learning

The following is a visualization of how we learn and why we remember things. Neural pathways are created each time we learn something new, and these pathways are strengthened the … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Human Connectome Project

What’s new in brain research? Scientists are working on a map of human thoughts! A new technology is allowing neuroscientists to map the brain’s connections in ever-greater detail.

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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