Learning and the Brain (ShiftEd21: #10)

John Medina writes in Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School that

Our schools are designed so that most real learning has to occur at home. This would be funny if it weren’t so harmful. Blame it on the fact that brain scientists rarely have a conversation with teachers and business professionals, education majors and accountants, superintendents and CEOs. Unless you have the Journal of Neuroscience sitting on your coffee table, you’re out of the loop.”

In Shift Ed, we make the argument that a deeper understanding of brain-based education – and what really works – is essential for transforming education.  As logical as this idea sounds, it’s not an easy one to put into practice. Read the rest of this entry »