Posts Categorized: Brain-based Learning

A different perspective on introverts

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, Good Reads, Ideas, Library, Music, TED, Wellness.

Since introverts are approximately 1/3 of our population and are often misrepresented as shy, reclusive, non-social, solitary, and withdrawn, there value in society that praises the outgoing extrovert has always been reduced.  This video shows the unseen strengths of introverts and that they can fit in quite well if placed in a job that value […]

Creative method to teach Roadway Curve Design

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Math, STEM, Technology.

The concept of horizontal and vertical curves in roadway design is new to almost all students that enter the Highway Drafting and Route Design course.  There are a numerous design characteristics and equations to remember.  To aide in describing the horizontal curve of a roadway, Sandra Bowling presented a road model using the Micro Chargers […]

How to Get the Most Out of Studying – Beliefs That Make You Fail… or Succeed

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, How to, metacognition, Strategy, Video.

Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]

The infinite life of pi

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Brain-based Learning.

This video would be perfect to showcase in many of my EET classes as pi seems to be lurking in the dark shadows of all of them. I am also thinking that this video would be quite powerful to show during our STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Rocks! hands on workshops for 5th graders in the Central Florida […]

What color is Tuesday?

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Music, Science.

Some people have overlapping senses.  For example, a sound may trigger a taste.  In music, this sometimes manifests itself as seeing different colors when hearing specific pitches.  This is a specific form of synesthesia called “chromesthesia.”  It is a fascinating phenomenon that some of the greatest musicians in history have possessed.  

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

Posted by & filed under Brain-based Learning, Education, infographic.

Special thanks to Heidi Ramírez for sharing the following infographic with Circles. Heidi teaches English as a Second Language on Valencia’s East Campus. This infographic describes how writing affects the brain.  Writing acts as a way to destress, relax, and meditate.  In addition, the act of writing triggers the brain to pay close attention to the information […]