Regular readers are familiar with the lesson I’ve done with my students about how learning actually physically “grows” the brain.
A new study came-out today that provides further evidence that reading and learning grows brain white matter.
I’ll be adding that article, or an abridged version of it, to my lesson and to my post about it.
Here is a link to the NPR article and All Things Considered segment about the study: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121253104&ft=1&f=1001#commentBlock
Your students would benefit from reading reports on SCIENCE DAILY, which arrive in your inbox daily.
Rita Deyoe-Chiullan (firstname.lastname@example.org) has sent you a link to the following page on ScienceDaily:
First evidence of brain rewiring in children: Reading remediation positively alters brain tissue
Scientists have uncovered the first evidence that intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself, creating new white matter that improves communication within the brain.