Neuroscience: Understand How Your Students Learn

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Description

Everybody knows what our students should learn, but did anyone ever tell you how they learn?

This is fundamental to any teacher in a teenage classroom! Telling today’s teenagers what to learn is no longer enough.

Both teachers and students need to truly understand how to learn. This knowledge needs to be backed up by research-based evidence and the self-confidence that participants will gain during this course by spending time on practical experimentation with different learning strategies and techniques.

This course uses experiential learning to help educators integrate realistic and practical Neuroeducation strategies into the classroom, to enhance and improve teen learning, build long-term memory, and boost learning potential.

Participants will learn how to integrate the NeuroEducation Super Protocol to plan their lessons and create a classroom that works in the way that the brain ‘likes’ to learn.

Participants will also experience classroom strategies that reflect what we know about the brain and learning, as well as getting an insight into the inner workings of the teenage brain.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to help students reach their full potential academically, mentally, and socially by unlocking the ‘black box’ of teenage minds and hacking their behavior.

Concept by: Veerle Ponnet

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Learn the principles of Neuroeducational Classroom strategies;
  • Discover research-supported learning strategies that challenge, inspire, and engage students;
  • Get familiar with self-regulation and stress management strategies to support students;
  • Develop a growth mindset that motivates life-long learning;
  • Understand not just what to do but also why, when and how to do it in teaching;
  • Communicate more effectively to create a cooperative and encouraging classroom environment;
  • Transform their classrooms into effective learning spaces.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Introduction to Neuroeducation

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • The Brain-Friendly Classroom;
  • The importance of Brain Breaks and Brain Primers Brain Architecture: The Brain Basics.

Day 2 – Emotions: Feeling count!

  • Emotions & the Brain;
  • The Amygdala;
  • Hijack Stress Management & Stress Response.

Day 3 – The importance of memory in learning

  • Make learning stick;
  • Types of Memory: From Short to Long-term memory;
  • The Executive Functions: Understanding Risk Behaviour.

Day 4 – Motivation: The key to successful learning

  • Neurohits & Neuromyths;
  • The Learning Wheel;
  • Enhancing Motivation – Dopamine, Serotonine and other Neurotransmitters.

Day 5 – Growth Mindset: The learning machine in Action

  • Growth Mindset;
  • The NeuroEducation Classroom Super Protocol;
  • Adaptation to your school’s reality.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

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