Raising the Bar: Bringing Brain Research into Teaching

Raising the Bar: Bringing Brain Research into Teaching

By B. Lynn Brown Principal, January/February 2012 The purpose of education, one might argue, is to teach children to become more efficient thinkers, making smart social, emotional, and academic decisions. Yet our existing school structures have not explicitly focused on enabling teachers to understand how children think and learn and how to improve their problem-solving and reasoning skills.

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