Memory: Our Stories Drive Our Perceptions

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Have you ever wondered, at the deepest parts of your brain, what happens when you interact with the world?

This is a question posed by Dr. Jared Horvath of the University of Melbourne, a neuroscientist and educator with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation who explains the mechanisms of the brain through live demonstrations.

Stop Talking, Start Influencing

I was recently sent a book called, Stop Talking, Start Influencing, published by Exile Publishing and written by Dr Jared Cooney Horvath.

On first glance, this book is filled with cutting-edge brain research and scientific principles of how to impart knowledge in a way that truly sticks.

This book looks like the perfect recipe for teachers and I cannot wait to read it from cover to cover. It is already shaping the way in which I work …

Some initial research led me to find Jared on Twitter and discover his TED talk published over six months ago. If you’ve got 15 minutes is well worth watching.

Your Brain, Your Life

If you are attending any of my training sessions in the new academic year, be prepared to be immersed in some of these principles as I model text-to-speech, images plus speech, space, multitasking and interleaving and so on and so forth. I will report back…

@TeacherToolkit

In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of being most influential in the field of education. He remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing resources and ideas online as @TeacherToolkit, he has built this website (c2008) which has been described as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the UK Blog Awards (2018). Read more...

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