Category: Neuroplasticity

How the Brain Learns: A Quick Summary

Written by Celia Franzè. At ThinkPlus most of our schools, both in the classroom and the staffroom, have started the year off with teaching and learning about the Brain! Dr Jared Cooney Horvath and I presented a webinar recently and we used this content to

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What is the Science of Learning?

by Celia Franzè Neuroscience in education has faced some harsh critics in the past. Many commentators accounted that the concept would never amount to measurable improved learning outcomes (Bruer, 1997). Yet, others closer to classroom practice chose to forge ahead with research to explore successful

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How to get students thinking about their own learning

by Nina Parrish When students begin to plan, monitor, and evaluate their learning, they develop self-regulation and can set more ambitious goals. As a special education teacher and K–12 tutor, I found that students were often told what to learn but were rarely taught how to learn, which had

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Guiding Students to Develop a Flexible Mindset

by Susannah Cole and Julie Dunstan You’re already familiar with growth mindsets and the importance of belief systems that reframe notions of intelligence and our responses to failures. But you may have struggled with how to convince your students that they are smart while encouraging

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