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Left Brain (Extrinsic) vs Right Brain (Intrinsic) Core Drives in Gamification - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design. (Below is a snippet of Gamification Book: Actionable Gamification – Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards.

Left Brain (Extrinsic) vs Right Brain (Intrinsic) Core Drives in Gamification - Yu-kai Chou: Gamification & Behavioral Design

If you like this blog post, you will LOVE the book.) Left Brain (Extrinsic) vs Right Brain (Intrinsic) Core Drives in Gamification A key aspect of the Octalysis Framework is the difference between *Left Brain and Right Brain Core Drives*. The Left Brain Core Drives involve tendencies related to logic, ownership, and analytical thought. They are expressed in the following three Core Drives: Core Drive 2: Development & AccomplishmentCore Drive 4: Ownership & PossessionCore Drive 6: Scarcity & Impatience The Right Brain Core Drives are characterized by creativity, sociality, and curiosity and as illustrated by the following: Core Drive 3: Empowerment of Creativity & FeedbackCore Drive 5: Social Influence & RelatednessCore Drive 7: Unpredictability & Curiosity (Note: there will be several points later in this chapter where you may find the need to refer back to the reference above.) Prepping the Mind for Learning.

Posted 07/15/2015 6:52PM | Last Commented 07/16/2015 8:23PM When I was a teenager it took me three tries to get my driver’s license.

Prepping the Mind for Learning

My first attempt involved a left turn on a red light and my great-aunt’s Oldsmobile careening through an intersection as the test administrator shouted “Jesus Christ!” In the passenger seat. Contrary to what the reader may think after reading these two accounts, the days of my driving tests were not the first times I had ever been behind the wheel of a vehicle.

I had practiced this route every day for six months, my father coaching me on every turn, speed limit, and stop sign. Performance anxiety is a real experience, and one that I now blame for my catastrophic failure when I was sixteen. For the first three years of my teaching career, such thoughts would play like a radio station from September to March. Brain Based Learning Forum, Articles from Jensen Learning Certified Experts. 10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should Know About The Brain. If you think kids can’t get better in school, then you think brains have minimal capacity for change.

10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should Know About The Brain

But they are actually changing ALL the time. If a child spends the summer relaxing, watching television or wandering in a mall, your child is likely to experience some brain atrophy. Remember, the brain responds to environmental input. If the child’s brain hears fewer words, less complex ones, and does little challenging learning, some of the brain’s dendrites may weaker and become thinner. One way to measure if summer causes big lags in the brain is examine how the brain is working in key areas related to school, then do this over time periods that should reflect the influence of classroom teaching.

In this study, the 4 domains of Language, Spatial Operations, Concepts, and Associative Memory were measured. What the research tells us is that generally, yes, summer does slow the kid’s cognitive processes that relate to language acquisition. Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning. JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: neuroscience and education.

Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

Thousands of teachers around the country are learning about an alternative teaching program that aims to use scientific discoveries about the brain to improve the way children learn in the classroom. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports from Philadelphia. JASSELLE CIRINO, Teacher, Francis Scott Key Elementary: When I say class, you… CLASS: You stop what you’re doing. Look at the teacher. JOHN TULENKO: Today is Wacky Wednesday in Jasselle Cirino’s third grade classroom, which explains the blue wig. JASSELLE CIRINO: So I want you to teach your neighbor. JOHN TULENKO: But the rest of what you’re about to see is what her classroom looks like every day.

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain. By Eric Westervelt, NPR Our “Tools of the Trade” series is taking a look at some of the iconic objects that form a vital part of our educational lives.

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

For an upcoming piece, I’m reporting on how young children learn through that most basic of preschool education tools: simple wooden blocks. Dr. Dimitri Christakis has done done extensive research on blocks and play and lectured on media and children. How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies.

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. They can actually work in your favor, according to a body of research that offers surprising insights and simple, doable strategies for learning more effectively.

Society has ingrained in us “a monkish conception of what learning is, of you sitting with your books in your cell,” Carey told MindShift. “How We Learn” presents a new view that takes some of the pressure off. What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? By Maanvi Singh, NPR How does a sunset work?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

We love to look at them, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her 8th graders to really think about them, to wonder and question. So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of a physics lesson on motion. Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners.

Knowledge about how the brain works can make a big difference when confronting difficult learning situations.

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

If you have a growth mindset and are aware of the ability to improve oneself, a challenge can be welcome (versus those with a fixed mindset who are averse to the failures a challenge may bring). Stanford University professor of psychology Carol Dweck, who has been leading the research in this field, discusses “The power of believing that you can improve” in this TED talk. In one example, she talks about students who made vast improvements on test scores once they learned about the growth mindset: “This happened because the meaning of effort and difficulty were transformed. Before, effort and difficulty made them feel dumb, made them feel like giving up, but now, effort and difficulty, that’s when their neurons are making new connections, stronger connections. How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies. What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains.

Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school.

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

Two researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia propose that it be taught earlier, however—much earlier. As in first grade. In a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Early Education and Development, psychologists Peter Marshall and Christina Comalli began by surveying children aged four to 13 to discover what they already knew about the brain. Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks. iStock By Samara Freemark, American RadioWorks Roddy Roediger is a psychology professor at Washington University in St.

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Louis and runs the school’s Memory Lab. He’s been obsessed with studying how and why people remember things for four decades. Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. Students who succeed academically often rely on being able to think effectively and independently in order to take charge of their learning.

These students have mastered fundamental but crucial skills such as keeping their workspace organized, completing tasks on schedule, making a plan for learning, monitoring their learning path, and recognizing when it might be useful to change course. 11 TED Talks about science and the brain. These TED Talks offer intriguing insights on science topics Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts to anyone with a connection and an internet-ready device. TED Talks are some of today’s most popular examples of the internet’s power to expand learning opportunities to all.

Each month, we’ll bring you a handful of inspiring TED Talks. Some will focus specifically on education; others will highlight innovative practices that have long-lasting impact. Did you miss our most recent TED Talks features? How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types. To be a great communicator or leader, you must know your audience. Using brain types to understand your audience makes effective communication much simpler because you can customize and organize what you say to match the information needs of those you’re addressing. Information needs include the who, what, where, when, why and how of any given situation or task. When communicating with an audience, it’s important to know that people switch from external processing (listening) to internal processing (thinking) when their specific information needs have been fulfilled. The next time you’re speaking with an employee or your entire staff, pay attention -- you can actually see when someone switches over from external to internal processing, and tunes you out.

Q&A: Plumbing The Mysteries Of The Teenage Brain. By Anya Kamenetz Do you remember the summer when you first fell in love? The songs that were playing on the radio, butterflies in the stomach, the excitement of a stolen kiss? The tendency of our brains to especially hold onto memories from the teenage years is called the “reminiscence bump.” It’s one of the many distinctive characteristics of the adolescent brain that psychologist Laurence Steinberg lays out in his new book, Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence. Steinberg teaches at Temple University. For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply.

Big Ideas Daniel Horowitz for NPR By Shankar Vedantam, NPR John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He’s also a parent. Over the years, Hewitt has periodically drawn upon his scientific knowledge in making parenting decisions. Our brains: predictably irrational. Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids. Children from poor neighborhoods in Los Angeles who took regular music lessons for two years were able to distinguish similar speech sounds faster than their peers.

There is much evidence that poverty, and the chronic stress it creates, hinders the development of young brains. However, new research finds one important aspect of neural functioning is gradually strengthened when underprivileged children engage in a challenging but fun activity: Music lessons. How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies. Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow. Right now, you have students. Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S.

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed. Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to Transform Teachers' Work - Education Week Teacher. How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals. How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation for eLearning Professionals. 102 Brain-Based Learning Resources For Brain-Based Teaching. Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management. Image credit: iStockphoto. Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students.

Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning (now available in Spanish!) Brain-Based Learning - Videos, Articles, Resources, Experts. Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm. Brainstorming is an essential part of critical thinking and a tool that people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question. Can You Learn While You Sleep? Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works. Brain-Compatible Study Strategies. Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians. 7 intriguing facts about the brain. Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning (now available in Spanish!) Brain awareness week. Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking. Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students. Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup.

Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity. JST Virtual Science Center. Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management. The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn. Accelerating Students Along Neural Superhighways. What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains. Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning. Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works. Response: Using 'Brain-Based Learning' in the Classroom - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo. Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning. How Do We Help Kids Make Better Choices? Let Them Practice. Brain-Compatible Study Strategies. Brain-based Learning. 10 iPhone Apps that Boost Brain Function. Brainbasedoverview.

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity. Brain-based Learning Design Principles. A school brings brain research to the center of its curriculum. Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup. Moving an Asteroid, Mapping the Brain and More. You Won't Believe The Effect The Internet's Having On Your Brain. Actually, You Will. Brain Based Education. For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply. Brain Breaks to Liven Up the School Day! Neuro Myths: Separating Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning. 8 Brain Research Discoveries Every Instructional Designer Should Know About. The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know.

Brain-Based Education. How Technology Wires the Learning Brain. The Power of a mind to map TonyBuzan@TEDxSquareMile. IQ myth debunked by Canadian researchers - Technology & Science. Italian psychologist Maria Beatrice Togo touts 'Technoliquidity' The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. Bbased_learning. Brain based education: Fad or breakthrough.

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