Brain-Based Learning: Not a joke
The term “brain-based learning” inspires jokes and practically begs mockery.
“Brain-based learning? As opposed to what? Foot-based learning?”
So it’s probably best to start with a bit of definition. Brain-based learning is using what we know from neuroanatomy and neurobiology to create learning experiences that “stick” for students. When we know how information is coded and added to our neural network, then we can best design learning that can be more quickly and easily incorporated into our students’ minds. The laws listed below are basic and use the word “trump” a lot (No, not Donald). It boils down to “keep it different; keep it varied.”
Which of these do you use? Which would you like to incorporate? I’d love to hear the stories of your experiments.