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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

Students Think for Themselves

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.

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 school students reaches 70 percent. She discusses her effort to tackle this problem by using Socratic seminars to engage students in math, social studies, and language arts.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

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Produced by Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard GSE; and the Brain and Creativity Institute and Rossier SOE at the University of Southern California. 2012. 
  • Closed Captioning
  • ISBN: 1-57680-894-7

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