My recent musings: Education Week Teacher: What Teachers Need to Know About Action Research

Education Week Teacher: What Teachers Need to Know About Action Research.

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A mental escape

Ahhhh….my current go-to mental escape….

Ever find yourself daydreaming and wishing you were in a different place–at least for today? A few years ago I visited Glencoe, and recently read a phenomenal book called The Highland Witch, centered around the atrocities that occurred there in the late 1600’s. A haunting place, unlike any I’ve ever been. Absolutely stunning.

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My View: What standardized testing can learn from baseball

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What Neuroscience Tells Us About Deepening Learning

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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I’d welcome any comments, suggestions, and questions, as this is my first attempt at a blog. So, for all of you  who are more tech-savvy and loquacious, help me out with words of wisdom! I hope to share insights from my studies along the way. Stay tuned. 🙂

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Teachers as Brain-Changers: Neuroscience and Our Profession

Teachers as Brain-Changers: Neuroscience and Learning By Wendi Pillars I’m an armchair neuroscientist, or at least I love learning about the brain, how it functions, and what recent findings mean for my practice as a teacher. Bridging research findings to … Continue reading

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Join me on an adventure…

Brain-based learning, eh? What does it mean for me as a teacher? How can I apply what The Neuroscientists have been discovering in record amounts since the 90’s, the Decade of the Brain?

And hey, what’s new about it?

Those are just some of the questions that have spurred me to delve into some of the literature, findings, and books galore that are trending within neuroscience. My goal is to filter some ideas, see what’s applicable, experiment with some findings in my own classroom, and determine what’s worth passing along. Writing about it, for me, will help solidify my learning, so I’m inviting you and your cranial innards on this journey to read, question, and wonder right along with me. Question my writing, the research, the experiments I try–all of it will help my learning as a teacher, and my students as we “learn about learning” and tweak in the name of improvement.

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