Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Title of course:  Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections

Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections



Unit 6: Implications for Schools

Gary Scott, a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, returns to the classroom as a researcher, seeking scientific evidence for how effective learning occurs.

Emotional Connections in Math and Science

Dr. Gary Scott, assistant professor of clinical education in USC's Rossier School of Education, taught high school and middle school math and science. He... (Section 2)

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Alaska Native teachers work together to improve student outcomes by supporting each other to implement a culturally-relevant curriculum. The

Engaging Native Alaskan Students

Native Alaskan teachers work to reduce the 50 percent dropout rate of native students. After learning about the connection between emotion, learning, and the... (Section 3)

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Interview with researcher Todd Rose about digital technology and Universal Design at the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). The

Technology for Every Student?

Todd Rose talks about the incredible flexibility with which technology can meet the different needs of individual learners, regardless of their particular... (Section 4)

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A visit to a public Montessori school to see how a multisensory approach to learning is supported by neuroscience research.

The Montessori Approach

Developed in the early-to-mid 20th century by Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori, the Montessori approach to education stresses individual learning,... (Section 4)

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Even though it predates modern neuroscience, the Montessori classroom structure demonstrates Kurt Fischer's Dynamic Skill Theory in action.

Montessori and Dynamic Skill Theory

One finding linked to Kurt Fischer's Dynamic Skill Theory is that student performance does not increase steadily but goes up and down, depending on... (Section 4)

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Middle school math students develop and present many different approaches to a single set of concepts, creating the potential for greater understanding.

Perspective Shifting in Math

Teachers transform an idea presented by researchers into new approaches to teaching math. While the traditional way of teaching math relies on learning one... (Section 5)

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LaNelle Harvey teaches in a part of Los Angeles where the dropout rate for high school students reaches 70%. She describes how learning about neuroscience has changed her classroom. The

Students Think for Themselves

LaNelle Harvey is a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her school lies in an area where the dropout rate for high... (Section 6)

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