Tag Archive for brain

Down Time

Where are you in the recess challenge? Scholastic writes a great review of issues and a history. Before a decision is made, see this NPR program on recess and the brain. As a teacher, I see how breaks in the…

Thinking: It’s Emotional #ETMOOC

I’ve met some fantastic and caring people in this first week of  #ETMOOC . I’ve already posted about how Ben Wilkoff has guided me. I’ve also met Lorraine Boulos, a fellow middle school teacher. We’ve discussed so much about inquiry based learning and…

Fire It Up!

Students live in a world of instant gratification, engaged by peer to peer technology with phones, online games and chats. Their world fills with the fun this “instancy” and engagement provides; they are constantly stimulated in ways that create more neural pathways more quickly than ever did ours.