Ma’am Vicky and Ma’am Jules are going to the US before classes start in June to study about Brain-based Learning. Brain based learning will be the backbone of our enriched curriculum this coming school year 2015-2016 and the years to come. They will be attending a series of Eric Jensen’s seminar/workshop in San Antonio, Texas from June 8 to June 20, 2015.
To the families enrolled in AJV, rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in developing an authentic child-centered curriculum and environment for your children.
They are attending the following seminars/workshops:
- Teaching with the Brain in Mind
- Teaching and Engaging with Poverty in Mind
- Tools for Maximum Engagement
What is Brain-Based Learning?
Brain-based learning applies principles and strategies from researches on how the brain works in the context of education.
Sample Brain-Based Learning Strategies
- Give both positive and negative feedback. Pep talks are effective. Feedback should focus on the task, not on the person.
- A wide body of evidence suggests that when students feel good about the teacher and learning, achievement rises.
- Nutrition can support better cognition and behavior
- Musical arts enhances attentional areas of the brain
- Experiment shows that exercise doubles the production of new brain cells