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Brain-Based Learning

Lee is a strong believer in research-based instruction based on learning styles of the brain. She has studied brain function for a number of years. Among the classes she took at the University of Texas-Dallas are 

Lee also has taken staff development classes through Dallas ISD on brain function and learning styles.

It is important to remember that "Cells that fire together, wire together." This applies to the positive side of children learning as well as to criminal behavior. It is extremely important that teachers help young children to reroute negative behavior so that the we stop the neuron networks for mis-behavior in the classroom that can lead to criminal behavior. As we observe the same child move from Pre-K through 6th grade, we can see the path taken. Teachers are great predictors of who will be in jail. In Texas, the failure rate on the TAKS 3rd grade reading test is now used to help project the number of jail cells that will be needed when those 3rd graders are adults. 

It is in the power of educators to "Change the Brain.SM "

The latest brain research, based on neuro-imaging and brain-mapping indicates:

ENRICHED ENVIRONMENTS

BRAIN PLASTICITY

PRUNING

MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING

NEURON GROWTH

 

There are 3 areas of Education that determine how well we learn. These are (click for detailed information)

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