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Q&A Collections: Learning & the Brain

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 22, 2020 1 min read

During the summer, I will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past nine years. You can see all those collections from the first eight years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q&A Posts

Race & Racism in Schools

School Closures & the Coronavirus Crisis

Classroom-Management Advice

Best Ways to Begin the School Year

Best Ways to End the School Year

Student Motivation & Social-Emotional Learning

Implementing the Common Core

Facing Gender Challenges in Education

Teaching Social Studies.

Cooperative & Collaborative Learning

Using Tech in the Classroom

Student Voices

Parent Engagment In Schools

Teaching English-Language Learners

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Assessment

Differentiating Instruction

Math Instruction

Science Instruction

Advice for New Teachers

Author Interviews

Entering the Teaching Profession

The Inclusive Classroom

Today’s theme is on Learning & the Brain. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of the posts:

* Author Interview: ‘How the Brain Learns”

David Sousa, author of the popular book, How the Brain Learns (now in its 5th edition), agreed to answer a few questions about it.

* Using ‘Brain-Based Learning’ in the Classroom

The staff at BrainFacts.org brought together three affiliated neuroscientists to make contributions in this first post of a four-part series.

* Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Educators Wendi Pillars and Wendy Ostroff offered their experiences in this post.

* Taking Advantage of Neural Networks In the Classroom

Dr. David Dockterman, Renate N. Caine, Ph.D., and Kevin D. Washburn (Ed.D.) contributed their responses here.

* Teachers as “Brain Changers”

In this post, I shared some of my thoughts, a guest response from well-known author and researcher David A. Sousa, and comments left by readers.

I hope you’ve found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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