Eye movements facilitate the processing and retrieval of information to and from the brain. – Eric Jensen (Brain Based Learning Expert)
I’m a big fan of brain based teaching and learning and while browsing through a book on brain based learning, I came across these 3 brilliant tips that I think would help every teacher teach better 🙂 (in fact, I’ll use these tips immediately this week
1) When you present a new topic, stand to the right of learners (right side of the classroom from their point of view).
Brain Technology: When our eyes look up and to the right, this indicates that the brain is creating new pictures/new ideas. By standing on the right side of the kids, we allow our students easy access to creation of new pictures and ideas in their minds.
2) When you are reviewing topics with your students, stand to their left side (from their point of view).
Brain Technology: When our eyes look up and to the left, we are doing visual thinking of stored picture memories. By standing on towards the left side of their view, we allow them easy access to their schema and stored pictures.
3) When giving a test, have the students spread out. Avoid having them sit next to each other very closely. If their eyes are not allowed some freedom to move, we are depriving them to tap into their ability to access information in their brain.
Also, by having the students spread out, it lowers their stress levels making it easier for them to access information in their brain.
Try these tips out and share below how it has helped your students to learn better. Please share this post if it helped you in the classroom 🙂
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