Chunks are easier to commit to memory
Chunking info facilitates comprehension and retrieval
Wait time increases the l e n g t h of student response from 400-800%
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Having multiple opportunites to process experiences during instruction, alleviates feelings of content saturation
Movement during learning stimulates the release of natural motivators, thus increasing learning
Learning is optimal when information is meaningful, rigorous, and practical
Words really can change your brain! Research shows that positive communication can make new neural pathways and build better brains. It leads to increased emotional control and can even increases attention spans!
For human beings, choice equals a feeling of control. Feeling in control increases confidence in one’s abilities and capabilities. It is imperative that students feel that they have choices in their classroom; a classroom that doesn’t allow student-choice tells students that they are not capable.
The s novlety
We all like shiny new things, whether it's a new gadget, new city, or a new job. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty—and it turns out that it could actually improve our memory and our learning capacity.
There’s a region in our midbrain called the substantia nigra/ventral segmental area or SN/VTA. This is essentially the major “novelty center” of the brain, which responds to novel stimuli. The SN/VTA is closely linked to areas of the brain called the hippocampus and the amygdala, both of which play large roles in learning and memory. The hippocampus compares stimuli against existing memories, while the amygdala responds to emotional stimuli and strengthens associated long-term memories.