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Brain and Behavior Institute 2009 Participant

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Should We Teach Grammar in the Upper Elementary School Classroom ?

You know that you are an upper elementary school teacher if this workbook cover makes you laugh, cry or break out in hives.


From On How to Write Good

  • Subject and verb always has to agree.
  • Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
  • No sentence fragments.

Do you write good? How did that happen? Was it because of your early grammar lessons or in spite of them?

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Mass Sociogenic Illness

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 Grobstein writes about the "bipartite brain.”

“The basic idea here is that because of how the brain is organized all the things we experience (including perceptions, understandings, and aspirations) are inevi- tably "stories", ie one of a variety of ways to make sense of the world and our selves that are grounded in unexamined (and hence challengeable) presump- tions of which we are unaware. From this, of course, and the added feature that all brains are somewhat different, follows the notion that one cannot in principle find anything like a complete "neutral standpoint” unwobbly pivots or unchal- lengeable starting points.”

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Get to Know Your Brain!

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Notes for summer project

The NIH MRI study of normal brain development:
Performance of a population based sample
of healthy children aged 6 to 18 years
on a neuropsychological battery

brain connection


 mapping maturation---

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Teaching should only be...

Post Day 2-session one.

Looks like there is only one legitimate purpose for teaching---helping kids learn about the functioning, care and manipulation of their own brains.

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