Reading & Reacting: Why Neuroscience Matters To You

By Rebel Brown @ Huffington Post’s Education blog

Modern neuroscience is sharing so many insights into why we do what we do. This expanding field offers the opportunity for all of us to learn about ourselves and others, and how we can better communicate, motivate, inspire and just plain collaborate together.

I really like the Upgrading Your Mindware suggestions here. I am fascinated with neuroscience and its implications on learning and education. I am always concerned, however, about how oversimplified things can get when they are packaged for the mainstream. Of course, reading original research material in that field is a bit of a climb too.

Nevertheless, these three suggestions that counter some natural inclinations are great.

  • Ask questions instead of making statements
  • Make the status quo unsafe
  • Step away from the herd

In fact, I think this is the kind of short, general audience piece worth sharing with students. I am going to try to make a growth mindset a subtle theme this year.

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