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					Growing
Your Brain
What Research Says about Brain-Based Teaching and Learning

Fixed Brain
Smart, dumb or average, we can’t change what we are.

Malleable Brain
We can grow our intelligence.

The Brain is

Not Fixed.

It Grows.

Exercise
boosts brain growth.

Learning
creates new connections in the brain.

Stress hormones
inhibit brain growth.

Exercise
your brain.

The brain is like a muscle.

Fixed Mindset Learners:
• Failure = I’m dumb • Inclined to cheat, lie about scores

• Feel helpless
• Give up easily

Growth Mindset Learners:
•Failure = I didn’t work hard enough •Learning > Grades

•Feel in control of learning
•Motivated to study harder

What can teachers do?

Teach
your students about their brains.

Wow, this is a great score!
You must have studied really hard.

Exercise:
Get your students

out of their seats.

Minimize Classroom Stress

References:

www.brainrules.net www.brainology.us


				
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