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:

  1. Teaching with the Brain in Mind
  2. Teaching and Engaging with Poverty in Mind
  3. 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