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Neuroeducational hooks

Engaging students to learn.
My way in Wonderland started with a presentation post that mentioned a journey of growth based on neuroeducation findings. Teachers need to know how the brain works in order to teach better. That trip has its first stop in this post. That's the reason why the keys to empowering classroom climate will be presented. What makes the students learn? As Francisco Mora affirms in his book Neuroeducación, curiosity, attention and memory must be given. What most influences to capture their attention is to connect the students emotionally with the contents. Hence his well-known quote you can only learn what you love. For this, pupils should always see the best version of the teacher bearing in mind the mirror neurones.
Our brain has a genetic memory and it is prepared for survival. Therefore, if our students feel emotionally attacked, they disconnect. Anyway, how can you activate that device of attention, emotion or memory? Raising up the dopamine (hormone of hap…

La Dansa de les Lletres

Encara recorde l'olor a gesmiler d'aquelles nits d'estiu quan jo era menuda i 'ma uela Maria' seia en una mecedora a la porta del carrer amb un conte a la mà. La meua germana i jo l'escoltàvem atentament amb molta admiració. El meu conte preferit era el de El gegant del pi perquè hi havia trossets on la narració s'aturava i totes a una cantàvem allò de "El gegant del Pi ara balla, ara balla, el gegant del Pi ara balla pels camins"...
'Ma uela Maria' era de les poques dones alfabetitzades de l'època i recorde que les altres dones del poble acudien a ella a demanar-li consell com a persona de cultura i altres perquè havien rebut una carta i necessitaven que ella els la llegira i donara assessorament.


D'un temps ençà, resona en les nostres oïdes una paraula que sembla estar ben bé de moda: la neuroeducació. Que no és sino l'aplicació dels darrers estudis de neurociència aplicats a l'àmbit de l'educació…

Neuroscience findings in education

According to neuroscience, and that is already indisputable today, we learn through emotion. That learning changes the neurons of our brain, making it small branches. When we remember, those neurons are activated again.
Therefore, a key factor for learning to occur is motivation. And it is already said by Aristotle, that we must not start the lesson by the beginning but by that part that most engage our students.
Learning is to associate, create neural connections. When we learn, neurons activate and change, store information and that causes physical changes in the brain.
There are four types of memory:
-Unconscious memory: related to learning habits. It costs a lot to acquire. It is the one we use when we swim, ride a bike, drive... Once these neurons are formed, they are tremendously strong and consistent.
-Common memory: It allows to remember data and it is formed in another part of the brain, in the hippocampus. To encourage them, it is good to guide learning with questions, foster…