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Education, Learning and Teaching

Here you have SharpBrains’ 5 most popular articles on education, learning and teaching, since 2006. Remember that you can subscribe to our free monthly Newsletter to receive new articles on the topic.

10 Brain Tips To Teach and Learn
– By
Laurie Bartels
If you agree that our brains are designed for learning, then as educators it is incumbent upon us to be looking for ways to maximize the learning process for each of our students, as well as for ourselves. Some of what follows is simply common sense, but I’ve learned that all of it has a scientific basis in our brains.[…]
Learning about Learning: an Interview with Joshua Waitzkin
– By Scott Barry Kauffman
In 1993, Paramount Pictures released Searching for Bobby Fischer, which depicts Joshua Waitzkin’s early chess success as he embarks on a journey to win his first National chess championship. This movie had the effect of weakening his love for the game as well as the learning process. His passion for learning was rejuvenated, however, after years of meditation, and reading philosophy and psychology. With this rekindling of the learning process, Waitzkin took up the martial art:[…]
Arts and Smarts: Test Scores and Cognitive Development
– By Karin Evans (Greater Good Magazine)
At a time when educators are preoccupied with standards, testing, and the bottom line, some researchers suggest the arts can boost students’ test scores; others aren’t convinced. Karin Evans asks, What are the arts good for?[…]
10% Students may have working memory problems: Why does it matter?
– By Dr. Tracy Alloway
In screening over 3000 school-aged students in mainstream schools, 1 in 10 was identified as having working memory difficulties. There were several key findings regarding their cognitive skills. The first is that the majority of them performed below age-expected levels in reading and mathematics. This suggests that […]
Mindfulness and Meditation in Schools
– By Jill Suttie (Greater Good Magazine)
With eyes closed and deep breaths, students are learning a new method to reduce anxiety, conflict, and attention disorders. But don’t call it meditation. […]

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