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Infographic: Learning Success - It's All in the Design

by Sarah K Major February 03, 2016

Infographic: Learning Success - It's All in the Design

How to design lessons for learning success

Learning Success - It's all in the Design

 

Ineffective Learning

-Taking notes

- Listening to someone talk

- Memorizing formulas, rules, steps

- Doing homework

- Reviewing, drilling

- Taking tests

- Basic information that is heard, read, or written down takes place in Broca's Area and Wernicke's area in the brain.

- Our brains are not hard wired to retain facts that are acquired in this way for very long.

 

Effective Learning - How to create an environment for lasting learning

- A variety of types of input during a lesson stimulate several areas in the brain at one time, causing neurons to fire in each of those areas

- The neurons that fire together, wire together, making one neural network that represents the whole learning experience

- The richer, more varied the experience, the greater the students' understanding will be, but also the greater the chance of total recall of the lesson

- One little hook such as a color, an image, or a jingle can cause the whole learning piece to come flooding back clearly. Whatever is linked in that neural network is recalled in its entirety.

- Stories stimulate the brain to search for similar experiences - activates much of the brain in all the areas that would be active were we actually living the story.

- Smells are very closely associated with images, patterns, right hemisphere

- Metaphor activates sensory cortex as we describe smells, or textures, etc.

- Body Movement - Cerebellum

- Hands-on - work with concrete objects - visuospatial processing in the parietal lobe

- Engagement - Amygdala - contextual learning, Hippocampus associating, vital to memory

 

Child1st Products

All Child1st Products use a variety of types of input to stimulate different areas in the brain.

- Stories explain concepts which makes learning relatable. Stories activate the Hippocampus and Amygdala in the brain.

- Patterns provide relationships and context. This happens in the Right hemisphere of the brain.

- Constructivism, hands-on work, planning, estimating, conscious thought takes place in the Frontal Lobe of the brain.

- Color sets mood, engages, codes for recognition, visual cortex which activates the Right hemisphere.

- Humor engages, provides a hook, and activates the Limbic system in the brain.

- Body movement makes learning felt physically for strong recall, this takes place in the Cerebellum.

- Images show meaning, are captured instantly, carry abstract concepts into visual memory, engage, convey mood. This happens in the Right hemisphere and the Visual Cortex in the brain.

- Symbols and words activate the Left Hemisphere of the brain.

 

Reach for Child1st products and make learning memorable for your students.





Sarah K Major
Sarah K Major

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Sarah's absolute belief in every child’s ability to learn, and her passion to empower the child by supporting his/her own unique giftedness have fueled her life’s work and provided a new pathway for children to succeed academically.


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