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What Does Research Tell Us About the Importance of Teacher-Student Relationships?

When there is a positive teacher-student relationship, students feel safe and there is a strong bond of trust within the classroom. Students are not afraid to take risks and understand that making errors are all part of the learning process. Students are more likely to feel positive about school and have a greater chance of developing a true love for learning.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Why is Reciprocal Teaching a High Impact Method of Instruction? Part II

One of the goals of teaching is to help students understand and retain what they learned in class. Retention rate here refers to the amount of information retained from a lesson. The lower the rate, the less the person remembers about the lesson, thus the higher the rate, the greater chance the student has in retaining or recalling the information. As explained in Part I, one way to increase retention rates is by activating more regions of the brain. One of the easiest ways to do this, is to teach the lesson to someone else, thereby elaborating on what they had just learned.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

How Do We Learn and How is Information Stored in Long-term Memory?

Learning is the act of making (and strengthening) connections between thousands of neurons forming neural networks or maps. While memory is the ability to reconstruct or reactivate the previously-made connections. So, when we learn something new, we’re actually creating new connections between our neurons. And when we want to remember something, we call on those neurons to become activated so we can recall what we’ve learned before.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Why is Reciprocal Teaching a High-Impact Method of Instruction?

Studying. Retention. Homework. Not only do teachers and students have a vested interest in these topics, but parents also desire information on how they can become actively involved in helping their children become successful in school. By using a technique called Reciprocal Teaching, students can easily improve their retention rates.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Stress: How teachers can help their students cope

We now understand that stress impedes learning and interferes with memory retrieval. So what can we do about it? The following is a list of suggestions on how teachers can help their students cope with stress.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stress: Its Neurological Implication on Learning

What effect does stress have on a child’s performance in school? What is happening to the brain neurologically when it’s dealing with stress and how does this affect memory and learning?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018