* BrainSMART Teaching Stratagies Donna Wilson PhD, Author Former Teacher, Psychologist, & Teacher Educator Co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. focused on Brain-Based Teaching with Nova Southeastern University www.brainsmart.org Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Objectives for this Session * Learn BrainSMART strategies for teaching. * Use some of our graduates favorite strategies. * Experience why modeling is important for teaching and student learning. * Acquire content for possible sharing with your students’ parents. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Meet D’Jon McNair I learned important information from my study of mind, (psychology) brain, & education and strategies for helping my students achieve more academic success… Effective Teaching, Successful Students Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. An Example: Your Stories from Yesterday Wiring in stories prepares children for reading success. They internalize the structure of stories from our home culture. Then they learn to read about others. You might want to share with parents. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Retention Probability Index Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Adapted from Sousa, D. (1995). How the brain learns. Reston, VA: National Association Secondary School Principals. Meet Teacher Aaron Rhode “The H.E.A.R. strategy is so important for me to teach I usually teach it at the beginning of school each year. We practice it often.” Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * BrainSMART Strategy: H.E.A.R. H.alt E.ngage A.nticipate R.eplay Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Retention Probability Index Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Adapted from Sousa, D. (1995). How the brain learns. Reston, VA: National Association Secondary School Principals. Transfer to Reading Ensure reading success with strategies to get students motivated to read each day! Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Strategy: Chapterscape Let students act out key elements of a favorite book chapter Use nonlinguistic learning Great way to build elements of a story Develop plot, characters, and motivation Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Strategy: Character Smart Making meaning with visual and kinesthetic experiences Student selects a character from a book They then prepare and perform a short dialogue Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Example Character Smart Dressed in a large blue windbreaker with a couple of pillows a fourth grade boy changed himself into Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After creating a brief script he summarized his dilemmas in a two minute perfomance. (Adapted from the work of Richard Allington) Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Strategy Reading and Oral Language Development: Talk Show Students pretend to be a character from a book. They are interviewed on a talk show. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Strategy for Families: Thinking Strategy (Prediction) Parents can help students to become expert at predicting by practicing this skill during commercials (mute, recall, and predict). For example, when watching a video or movie ask what do you think will happen next? Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. The Whole Child The body, mind, and brain system are one. So, at school we should respect that our students’ mind and brain systems need to be able to move some throughout their learning day so they are ready to learn with all systems ‘go’ for active minds-on learning like this boy. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * SMART Pegs One of 60 BrainSMART Strategies in Introductory Teaching Text Memory Principles Used Location Imagination Celebration BrainSMART: 60 Strategies for Increasing Student Learning Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Strategy: Smart Pegs Content: 10 Foods For Health and Learning Blueberries Nuts Salmon Broccoli Bananas Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Frozen Yogurt Olive Oil Brown Bread Spinach Tomatoes Retention Probability Index Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Adapted from Sousa, D. (1995). How the brain learns. Reston, VA: National Association Secondary School Principals. Examples of Transfer Across Content Areas Use the number of pegs needed for … Help students understand how well they can learn and remember. Parts of speech. Continents of the world You decide based on your students and content! Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Meet Deanna Evans: Thinking Strategies Are Keys to Success “I am developing a plan to teach my middle school students how to develop thinking skills for literacies and life. This is the most important thing I can do for them.” Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * BrainSMART Strategy: Teach Comparisons (1 of 25 of Our Thinking for Results Strategies) Comparisons is a basic core cognitive skill for increasing student achievement. Students need to learn to compare spontaneously. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Choose Your Food Choose Your Mood Protein Dopamine Alert Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Carbohydrate Serotonin Sleepy * Comparisons can be a matter of life and death. HDL “Healthy” Removes LDL and Reduces Risk of Heart Disease LDL “Lousy” Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease Source: Real Age Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Comparisons - Drinks Soda – 8 oz. Mineral Water – 8 oz. 10 Teaspoons Sugar 150 Calories Sugar – 0 Calories – 0 1 ½ Miles Miles = 0 Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Comparisons - Pizza Pizza Hut Tossed Veggie Lovers – 3 Slices Papa John’s All Meats – 3 Slices Calories 550 Total Fat 14 Saturated Fat 6 Calories 1, 180 Total Fat 78 Saturated Fat 27 Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. * Comparisons – Fast Foods Subway’s 6” Sub 260 Calories 5 Grams of Fat 1 Gram Saturated Fat 2.6 Miles Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing 3,010 Calories 217 Grams Fat 91 Grams Saturated Fat 30 Miles * BrainSMART HealthWise Results Brookshire Elementary School * Results of Study * Vegetable group +54% * Fruit group +83.2% * Fat/oil/sweet 32.8% 2.62 4.59 2.68 Source for Evaluation: Drs .Wang and Byers at the University of Central Florida for Winter Park Health Foundation Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. - Non Linguistic Strategy: BrainSMART Plate Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Summary: A Few of the Teaching and Learning Strategies You’ve Learned Selected Strategies Importance of Modeling Teaching with Passion, Stories & Strategies “Chunking” 8 Minute Rule Using Experiences in Classroom Teaching Thinking Strategies Educating Parents: Practical Optimism, Thinking Strategies, Movement, & Nutrition Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc. Location and Non-Linguistic Strategies for Memory Memory Scape and SMART Pegs Positive Learning States Gratitude and Appreciation Listening [HEAR] Comparisons Structured Movement Leadership Can Propose Good Nutrition for School * Think, Talk, and Share as a Way to Remember What Is Studied Information and experiences go into long-term memory when we are engaged in thoughtful dialogue. Pair and dialogue what you learned in our session today. Copyright 2015 BrainSMART, Inc.