Schools & Libraries
Just as the director and designer create a stage setting that helps the audience understand and connect to a dramatic performance, teachers must create the environments in which students are challenged to read a wide range of texts deeply and thoughtfully. (Read more)
WAKE UP, BRAIN! By Mary Howard
John Medina, author of Brain Rules, identifies attention as one of twelve principles for surviving and thriving as learners. Medina states, ?The more attention the brain pays to a given stimulus, the more elaborately the information will be encoded ? and retained (2008. p. 74). Considering Medina?s caution that our brains have difficulty multi-tasking, student attention certainly warrants our attention.
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