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Lecture Is Dead! Long Live Lecture! How and why to make class time more exciting and rewarding for your students. Rob Eby Blinn College – Bryan, TX Campus
Lecture is Booooring! ๏ So add commercial breaks ! ๏ First 10 vs. last 40 recall is laughable.
Brain Rules ๏ The brain seems to rely partly on past experience in deciding how to learn new things ๏ Make sure they understand what is new each time ๏ Our senses evolved to work together ๏ We learn best if we stimulate several senses at once.
Patterns and Connections ๏ We are better at seeing patterns and abstracting the meaning of an event than we are at recording detail. ๏ Emotional arousal helps the brain learn. ๏ So make it emotional.
Memory and Brain Rules ๏ Most memories disappear within minutes ๏ How do we make sure it gets into long-term memory? ๏ Incorporate new information gradually ๏ Repeat it in timed intervals
Brain Rules Babies are the model of how we learn ๏ observation, ๏ hypothesis, ๏ experiment, ๏ conclusion
Darn Kids these days! ๏ This is not just about “kids these days” this research is decades old ๏ Brains more wired for linear bursts than deep thinking (always on etc.)
Most Desired Skills - Forbes ๏ No. 1 Critical Thinking ๏ No. 2 Complex Problem Solving ๏ No. 3 Judgment and Decision-Making ๏ No. 4 Active Listening ๏ No. 5 Computers and Electronics ๏ No. 6 Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.
Find out more! ๏ http://tinyurl.com/k3sbgh5 ๏ @RobEbymathdude ๏ jeby @ blinn.edu Blinn College – Bryan Campus (next door to Texas A&M)