Part of becoming a teacher is observing teachers and children in schools. If you’re on a teacher training degree programme, this will happen on a regular basis. But, is everything you see good teaching?
Neuroscientists have been trying to figure out how our brains work for decades. This includes how we learn. Some teachers will tell you they use ‘neuroscience’ based techniques. But beware, there are some bad teaching methods and brain myths still being used in some schools that aren’t backed by any scientific evidence.
In this blog I’ll look at some myths about the brain, look at those discredited teaching methods and explain how we know they don’t work.
We only use 10% of our brain!
This is a common ‘fact’ that’s false. We use all of our brain nearly all of the time. How do we know?
- Studies of brain damage - If only 10% of the brain is normally used, then damage to other...