UDA SCIENCE «THE HUMAN BRAIN»English teacher: Miscia RobertaLiceo Scientifico «G. Galilei» PescaraA. S. 2013-14 Class: 3^ A
HOW TO USE IT? Wefeelthat the best way to use our brain is to think and organizeourmindbasically in twoways: • logically, by approaching reality throughproblemsolving, • creatively, by inventingsomethingwhichturnsusintokinds of «demiurges» in recombining the data of reality intonewer and newerpatterns and forms.
TWO EMISPHERES MAKE A PERFECT BRAIN
Wegenerallythink: to answerneeds…
SHARING OUR INTELLIGENCE IS THE SECRET TO GET TO «THE TREASURE ISLAND»
Stayingtogether changesour students’ learning «weather» prospects
Students’ brains are altered by important social experiencesoccurring in the classroom and the school
LATINI DICUNT: «Mens sana In corpore sano»
The complex nature of the social brain • What can weexpect of ourdeveloping social brain? • How doesitrespond to small or large social gathering? • How isourbehaviourwhenwe are in a social settingdifferent from ourbehaviourwhenwe are alone? • Are there gender differences in our social brain? • Let’sexplore…
Wehave to consider… • COGNITION • SOCIAL STRESS • SOCIAL BONDING • SOCIAL BIAS • PEER PRESSURE • SOCIAL DIFFICULTIES
We must take into account that: - the brain maturesslowlyand oftendoesnot complete maturityuntilwe are in ourteens and 20s; • to develop social cognitive skillsstudentshave to spend some part of theirlearning time in groups; • options for grouping: pair-share, competitions, simulations, cooperative groupsand structure social time for discussion; • social play has an importantrole in the classroom: itregulates stress, improvescreativity, forges social bonds, decisionmaking, and introducescodes of conduct.
COMMON SOURCES OF DEMOTIVATION * lack of positive relationship * perception of threats * brain anomalies * drug use * perceptionthatclassassignments or tasks are irrelevant * lack of psychologicalsupport
How can we motivate students? In what ways is the brainnaturallymotivated from within? Through: * rewards(natural to the brain), * a meaningfulappropriate curriculum, * the choice of positive social grouping, * a supportiveenvironment.
Summing up… 2 «goldenrules»: 1. BE POSITIVE 2. HELP STUDENTS TO THINK POSITIVELY SO THEY WILL SUCCEED IN TRUSTING THEIR OWN CAPABILITIES!! We can do greatthings: «THINKING» HOW TO WORK TOGETHER!
CONTENTS BRAIN ANATOMY: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS
The brain is the mostcomplicated part of the human body, and yetlessisknownaboutitthananyother part. Itisquite small (a normal human brain weighsaboutonekilogram) and a bigger brain doesnotmean a better brain.
QUESTION: - HOW MANY BRAINS DO WE HAVE? ONE OR TWO? ANSWER: - IT IS EASY: OF COURSE WE HAVE JUST ONE BRAIN BUT IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO EMISPHERES
ENGLISH TEACHER: Prof.ssa Miscia Roberta Class: III A LICEO SCIENTIFICO «G. Galilei» Pescara A. S. 2013-14