This fourth edition offers more than 1,000 brain-friendly strategies and examines standards-based lesson planning, learning styles, and positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student results.
Chapter 2: How Students Learn
How Students Learn
Over the years, you've heard the word learning countless times. But what actually happens when learning occurs? How does that process play out in a classroom? What does it mean to say that your students learn well or learn quickly? This chapter summarizes and illuminates key ways of thinking about how your students learn.
The Brain during the Learning Process
New learning forms new synaptic connections. Each cell body, or neuron, has spindly branches called dendrites and a single longer projection called an axon. The axon of one cell connects with the dendrites of another. Novel and coherent experiences form those connections. If the experiences are familiar, ...