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Rebecca Kaplan

STEM Coordinator, Fraser Woods Montessori School

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Educating students about how their neurobiology impacts the way they feel can improve lives.

At a time in their lives where changes in their bodies often seem completely beyond their own control, teaching them techniques to manage their feelings (and therefore their destiny!) will change their lives.From experience, kids are very interested in how their own bodies and minds work, although life can seem very puzzling or challenging to them. Teaching them to recognize patterns in their feelings or behaviors that might just NOT be related to their character, but instead their physiology, is empowering in a way that is captivating to students.

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  • Oct 5 2013: I like the idea, but I like the idea of learning about intelligence and learning about the learning process at the same time. Perhaps all three aspects would make a neat section in your physiology course.

    The Wiki has a neat snapshot. I think I like Gardner's stuff the most.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence
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      Oct 10 2013: Robert,
      I talk to my students all the time about their "learning style" as a way of increasing their awareness of their own study and learning habits, and how to change or modify them to make life better.

      I'm an auditory/kinesthetic learner, which means I tend to lean on those strengths when I teach as well. So, I have to make sure I include lots of visuals for my visual learners.

      Which type are you? This is a little Quiz: http://sunburst.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning-style/stylest.html

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