Teaching different subjects to students requires flexibility and creativity. Recognition that individual learners differ, sometimes dramatically, is a fundamental concept of instruction. The idea that different learning styles such as audible learners, visual learners or tactile learners are dominant has been all but abandoned.
The tools employed by teachers frequently vary widely in how the deliver content to students. Finding things like custom kits for science curriculum or computer-based mathematical modeling software represent skills that today’s teachers need to have.
One way to understand how students learn is by examining the neuroscience of how information is acquired and retained. Optimal learning requires something called neuroplasticity which, in turn, is affected by stress and the engagement of different brain regions.
The notion that humans begin life with a certain number of nerve cells and are unable to grow new ones has been debunked. Neuroscientists now know that neurogenesis, forming new … Read more