Sing Along Science

Warren G. Phillips Brain-based teaching strategies

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

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
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