EDU270 -Lesson 1: Brain Architecture, Plasticity, and the Impact of Environment on a Child

After watching the videos: Brain Plasticity and Imaging/Development on the website: Changing Brains: Effects of Experience on Human Brain Development, I realized there is a lot more to teaching than standing in the front of the room and sharing lesson plans.  How am I impacted by this information as a teacher?

Our youth are fragile human beings that require a lot more than most realize.  Specifically, they require individualized attention in a collective world.  Because the child’s brain is continually developing and as a teacher I have a great deal to do with the sensitive periods during that development, I must be both deliberate and considerate in my teaching method.

I want to see each of my students grow and mature to a healthy adult life and way of being.  My greatest contribution as a teacher can only take place during the minutes I have them in my classroom.  For me, those moments are precious.  The deliberate actions taken must be positive and reinforce building a healthy brain.  The activities we do in the classroom, the conversations we hold, and what I expose them to all play an important role in building a strong foundation for their future growth and development.

 

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Author: Davina "Dee" Lyons

Davina Lyons is a Middle School English Language Arts Teacher who is passionate about teaching, and inspiring others to create the personal and financial success they desire and deserve! Her mission is to inspire others to #THRIVE! In addition to teaching Middle School, she is a Le-Vel Brand Promoter. You are invited to learn more about "The Thrive Experience" by checking out her website www.davinalyons.le-vel.com or visiting the Le-vel Facebook fanpage www.Facebook.com/levelbrands Remember to THRIVE!

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