Learning Connections

In our study group on the adolescent brains, we learned in the article “Teaching & the Adolescent Brain” (Schenk) that learning happens with “consolidated learning connections”.

Our 756-Word Campaign (to close the vocab gap) hits these 5 components of learning. Thank you for your suggestions so far:

  1. Acquisition of stimuli (when new words are introduced, patterns result,
  2. Neural connection (made via connecting new to background knowledge when students draw or write their own definitions),
  3. Consolidation (created by the stability of repetition, writing in notebook),
  4. Dynamic relationships (when students hear and use new words across the curriculum,
  5. Retrievable memory (as students see words on word walls in hallways and classrooms).


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