(One of the links on this post was originally incorrect, but it’s been fixed now)
One of the best lessons I teach each year I about the physical changes that learning new things makes in the change — it has a tremendous effect on students, and we refer back to it regularly during the year.
One important part of the lesson is having students read a very accessible article by L.S. Blackweel on learning and the brain. It’s an excellent piece and I will continue using it.
I’ll either have all students read both, or have half of the class read each one and then pair them up so they can teach each other.
I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning and I’m also adding it to a post where I have additional resources related to my book