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Brain rules – 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School

May 21, 2012

Brain Rules, by John Medina, is an easy read modeling the concepts of using the whole brain when facilitating learning. It repeats some of the concepts instructors already know, but it also has some relevant information regarding how the brain works and interestingly how the brain has developed over the centuries through movement, the exact opposite of classrooms and cubicles. The author is a research snob and only includes statistics based on real brain research and peer reviewed studies. Here are the 12 rules (chapters) from the book:

  1. Exercise
  2. Survival
  3. Wiring
  4. Attention
  5. Short-term memory
  6. Long-term memory
  7. Sleep
  8. Stress
  9. Sensory integration
  10. Vision
  11. Gender
  12. Exploration
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  1. Monique Perry permalink
    May 28, 2012 3:18 pm

    I need to add this to my ongoing book list. Thanks for passing this information along!

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