Articles about joyful learning for building learning for brains for now and the future
One of the members of our Founding Cohort, one of the pioneers and world leaders in neuroscience and education, Judy Willis, has compiled a series of articles on neuroscience and education.
Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. August 20, 2014
The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. Jan 16, 2015
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
Building Students’ Cognitive Flexibility Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. July 21, 2016
As caretakers of adolescents’ developing brainpower, teachers can help their students recognize inattentional blindness, embrace divergent thinking, and harness the potential of transferring their learning.
Critical Analysis and Information Literacy. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. June 20, 2016
Teach students to evaluate what data needs to be gathered, what characterizes fact versus opinion, and where to find the most current and useful information.
Cognitively Priming Students for Learning. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. Sept 21, 2014. Hook students’ attention by stimulating their hardwired need to know, and make it a satisfying experience so their brains recognize the value of energy spent learning.
An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. Mar 11, 2013. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/unprecedented-opportunity-for-educational-equity-judy-willis-md
Online learning can narrow the achievement gap for children who did not have the same opportunities to gain the same foundational knowledge of their classmates who had English as a first language
Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models. Edutopia. Judy Willis, M.D. June 13, 2012. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/bad-for-brain-unsustainable-models-judy-willis-md
My Prediction: Within five to ten years in some countries, open Internet access for information acquisition will be available on standardized tests. This access will significantly reduce the quantity of data designated for rote memorization.