A great new book about the Brain


12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

My Summary:

I recently read a fantastic book that I am going to refer back to as I design my future learning engagements. It  was well researched and easy to read. And  it does a great job of highlighting how much the structural elements of the brain are always at play when learning is happening.

The 11 brain rules mentioned can be summarized into the following subsections:

  • Exercise
  • Survival
  • Wiring
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Exploration
  • Gender
  • Sense
  • Stress
  • Vision

If you are involved in learning or education then this book really is a must read!

 

The Mathematics of Exercise & Nutrition

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My Take:

I am always on the lookout for great educational content that can be repurposed. This booklet clearly took an enormous amount of time to put together and the rigour with which it was assembled is staggering. It is a fantastic example of designing an educational resource & experience to the highest possible standard.

My thinking is that this booklet could be a rich starting point for any number of project based learning initiatives. With my particular focus being on Mathematics. I will add to this post in future as I begin to unpack the potential of the resource in my classroom.

 

Honing your Problem Solving Skills

 

 https://brilliant.org/

 

This is a great site if you are looking to improve your general thinking skills, through solving problems in Maths & Science.

 

Who says Data can’t be exciting!

 

Hans Rosling & Visualising Data

This is still one of my favourite videos for understanding why Visuals can make a huge difference in translating Data into meaningful information. With the abundance of Data now being captured about our lives – I think there are some wonderful School Mathematics Projects just waiting to be done by inquisitive students.