More classroom strategies based on neuroscience research

11/5/2012 | Education Week Teacher

In this final blog post in a series on brain-based learning, educator Larry Ferlazzo offers his own strategies -- as well as those some from educational neuroscience consultant David Sousa -- on using brain research in the classroom. Among other ideas, Ferlazzo suggests teachers use stories as part of instruction to help connect content to students' background knowledge and make it part of their long-term memory. In addition, Sousa suggests teachers be selective about which facts to teach in a single lesson because having too many can overload students' working memory.

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