Maximizing student capacity and restoring motivation—the key to school success Brain research has the power to revolutionize education, but it can be difficult for educators to implement innovative strategies without the proper knowledge or resources. The Education Revolution bridges the gap between neuroscience, psychology, and educational practice. It delivers what educators need: concrete applications of the most current and relevant research that they can use in their classrooms and schools. Readers will find • Teaching strategies based on the latest brain research, designed to advance academic performance • Scientifically sound, solution-focused practices to address the root of negative behaviors • Approaches to counteract the negative impact of technology on the brain • Concrete methods to improve school climate • Model lessons for teachers that demonstrate how to implement the given strategies Written by Horacio Sanchez, a leading authority on child and adolescent behavior and resiliency, this book shows educators how they can use our growing understanding of brain science to restore students’ desire to learn; improve achievement, behavior and school climate; and revolutionize education. “Sanchez combines expertise in education, psychology, and neuroscience with extensive teaching experience and extraordinary insight into what makes us all behave the way we do.” Dr. David L. Katz, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center “The Education Revolution focuses on the whole child through both academic and social aspects of learning. I feel confident that I can trust this research and use these ideas in my teaching.” Kendra Hanzlik, Instructional Coach Prairie Hill Elementary School, College Community School District
Chapter 12: Diet and Education
Diet and Education
Changes in eating practices are altering a key region of the brain responsible for healthy eating, sleeping, and addiction habits. Our eating and sleeping [Page 125]practices have a direct correlation to the brain’s ability to focus, fortify new information, and engage in higher-ordered thinking.
Schools Play a Key Role in Shaping Eating Habits
In the same manner that bullying has been transformed through changes in technology and social media, something more fundamental has slowly been shifting right in front of us. It is noticed yet undetected. It is a significant issue with dire repercussions on the health and well-being of students, yet it is seldom acknowledged or addressed. Educators are becoming coconspirators in the problem, and yet their collective conscience ...