Learning & Brain

Some Brains

Nelly Thomas performed stand-up comedy around Australia for 16 years. She now works as a speaker, author and media personality. We asked Nelly about her new book, 'Some Brains'. What is Some Brains about? NT: It is...
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Neurodiversity Hub

The Neurodiversity Hub (NDH) is about creating a co-curricular program to assist neurodiverse students to become more work-ready and increase their chances of obtaining a job and starting a career. It is also an...
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The Myth of the Normal Brain: Embracing Neurodiversity

“Neurodiversity may be every bit as crucial for the human race as biodiversity is for life in general. Who can say what form of wiring will prove best at any given moment?” Harvey Blume  'Embracing the concept...
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Attention, students: Put your laptops away!

Why is taking notes by hand is more beneficial than typing?Click HERE for article  James Doubek for npr.org
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A powerful influence on learning: Teacher/ student relationships

Dr Greg Donohue discussed the importance of the relationships between students and teachers for best student learning.  Importantly, students need to feel 'safe' and unconditionally regarded.     ...
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The Brain at School: 10 tips to promote brain education at school!

Learning about the latest research into brain health and function can assist students to understand mental health, to make choices for best brain function and wellness and to improve learning.  Ten ways to...
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Insights from neuroscience to make your message stick!

Dr Jared Cooney Horvath speaks about his new book- Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make your Message Stick  
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Improving student drawing skills with video instruction

As a teacher in the Creative Arts at Genazzano FCJ College I am constantly aiming to awaken and tap into my students’ ‘Creative Brain’ functions to activate and stimulate their art learning. The students in Year 8...
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