Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching & Learning
By connecting Neuroscience with learners we give a most important mental model to children and every opportunity to reach their full potential.
Sound mental models about how the brain works and how learning happens is the first step to raising children that can reach their full potential..
Connecting Neuroscience with teachers helps to bring important mental models and methodologies inside the classroom so that all young minds are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.
We know that effort, not innate ability is what works for learning. It is really important to understand what Growth Mindset means. This applies whether you are a learner, a parent or a teacher.
Intrinsic motivation is easy to foster and works best for children when they are engaged and happy. The joy of learning is innate.
If a child can learn the names of a thousand Pokemon characters, there is no reason why she can't learn Amygdala, Hippocampus, Prefrontal Cortex.
Knowing how the brain works and how they learn, changes everything.