ABSTRACT

In the last ten years studies exploring Mind, Brain and Education (MBE) Science have exploded in popularity, leading to a wealth of fascinating insights into how the brain learns. It may even be that the role technology plays in our lives is causing younger people’s brains to be rewired differently from those of previous generations, in ways that are both good and bad for individuals and society. An epic book on the subject is Making Classrooms Better by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, which leaves you in no doubt as to what (50!) teaching activities and strategies make a difference in the classroom. However, the sheer volume of information needs to be carefully managed so as to avoid ‘info-swamp’, so more of a summer holiday project read than a teabreak dip in. I have précised her, and other brilliant brain researchers’, work here for the purposes of practicality but there are further resources and websites listed in the online materials for this book.