The Canada Goal - Neuroscience - Information & Background

With the abundance of information made available to teachers, this page is not designed to provide a detailed outline of neuroscience. The intention of this page is to help establish a common ground from one teacher to another. The goal is to keep it simple with compelling key points about neuroscience that can help individuals to add perspective toward our truly unique ability to learn as human beings with a 'growth mindset'.

neu·ro·sci·ence/?n(y)o?oro'si?ns/

Noun:
  1. Any of the sciences, such as neurochemistry, that deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

Stimulating the brain (neurons) is a significant requirement for long term learning to occur. The science of the brain and nervous system can be very complex and overwhelming for some individuals. Welcoming guest speaker special events can create a learning environment (within your environment) that is enhanced. For only one hour or only one day... this stimulating enhancement can help students to pay attention, focus, remember and excel to some degree. Furthermore, if steps are taken to continue nurturing some of the key concepts of the presentation(s) - it will increase the number of participants that will successfully translate the message into long term memory.


The following link is helpful to interlink the concepts of a 'growth mindset'.

The concepts are based on Carol Dweck's (Stanford):

https://www.mindsetworks.com/webnav/whatismindset.aspx


The following book 'Teaching With The Brain In Mind' is one of many resources for teachers related to neuroscience. Use the link to get more information. http://www.jensenlearning.com/books.php