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For Educators

Why are boys more disruptive in the classroom? Why do girls seem to develop so many cliques? How can I more effectively teach such different students?

-- Teacher

Thanks to Modern Research we now have much more informed blueprints about the structural differences between the male and female brain. For example the male brain secretes less of a brain chemical called serotonin, making males more fidgety and impulsive than girls. On the other hand, girls have more estrogen, which is the female bonding hormone. They have a biological need to develop close relationships, and are much more likely than boys to handle social bonding in a group situation.

When teachers begin to understand differences in male and female neurocognitive development and learning styles they can begin to more accurately adjust teaching techniques in the classroom.

How can I help my teaching staff be more effective, less stressed, and cope with ever-increasing demands?

-- Middle School Principal

The demands placed on teachers have accelerated.  At KidKonnect we train teachers to teach smarter by training them in Brain Friendly Instructional Strategies (BFIS). BFIS helps students retain more information, have more fun while learning, and reduce stress on teachers. Teachers will learn to streamline classroom management, elicit better learning states in their students, develop learner-independence, and differentiate how students actively process information to increase long term retention.

Are we doing all we can with our curriculum to take advantage of the current research and development in cognitive neuroscience and learning methodologies?

-- School Board Member

Over the course of the last two decades there has been an explosion in brain research. By combining what we have learned from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, we have begun to design brain-compatible learning environments that are more aligned with how the brain learns naturally.  With the right knowledge and training of current brain-based learning techniques we are able to answer the question of "how the brain learns best, and how do we create the most successful learning environment with the brain in mind." Note that Cognitive Neuroscience teaches us that there is no such thing as an unmotivated student. There are only students in unmotivated states.

This research has effectively taken the science of teaching to a whole new astonishing level.  Creating learning environments around the way the brain naturally learns best may be the easiest and most critical educational reform ever initiated by our school system.

KidKonnect can provide the training you need to help understand and implement these techniques successfully in schools.

Can brain-based learning help with discipline in schools?

Research has shown that knowledge of gender differences in the classroom, and a learning environment that utilized brain-based learning can significantly reduce overall discipline problems in schools.

As a school administrator, how can I help my staff teach so many different kinds of students at once in the classroom?

In schools where there may be a higher population of learners in the classroom, brain-based learning can be particularly effective.  Brain-based learning teaches the science of engaging all kinds of learners in the classroom. Brain-based learning focuses on activating students physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Is brain-based or brain-compatible learning appropriate for both public and private schools?

Brain-based learning is for any school that wants to help teachers engage students more effectively.