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Article On Learning & The Brain That’s Perfect For Tenth, Eleventh, & Twelfth Graders

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In my books and here in the blog I’ve shared my lessons on helping students see how learning physically affects the brain.

I’ve included two articles that I have students read, and they’re very accessible — probably from higher elementary to ninth-grade. They can work for holder students, too, but I think they’re a bit too simple for them.

Today, Salon published a piece titled Everything you know about the brain is wrong by Michael Martinez. The last section of that lengthy article, subtitled “Intelligence At The Level Of Neurons,” is perfect for older students. In fact, I think the same lesson can be taught to them, with the only difference being substituting that article, and it should go fine.

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.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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