5. Change how you teach. There is solid research about how children learn, and we can use that information to make wise choices and apply it appropriately to our classes. The American Society of Training and Documentation reported that the total body of knowledge is increasing at an incredible rate; it has doubled in the past decade and is doubling again every 18 months. Staying as current as possible helps us stay relevant as we teach our kids. Schools no longer focus on a single body of facts. They ask questions you can find the answers to on Google.
Look into different styles of learning. Take brain-based learning, for example. Brain-based learning is a theory based on how the brain receives and processes information. In layman’s terms, this theory asserts that the brain learns naturally and can perform several activities at once. The information the brain receives is stored in many places, and no two brains organize information exactly the same way. This theory also says that our brains develop better by interacting with other brains, meaning our learning is enhanced in small interactive groups. The brain retrieves stored information through multiple pathways.
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