By John Medina
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Dr. John Medina, author of "Brain Rules" and "Brain Rules for Baby," is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University. He also teaches at the University of Washington School of Medicine, in its Department of Bioengineering. You can visit him online at www.brainrules.net
|1||VideoBrain Rules: DVD Highlights||--||5/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Brain Rule 1: Exercise (Chapter from Audio Book)||--||2/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoBrain Rule 1: Exercise - Exercise Boosts Brain Power||--||2/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoBrain Rule 2: Survival - The Human Brain Evolved, Too||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoBrain Rule 3: Wiring - Every Brain is Wired Differently||--||3/14/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoBrain Rule 4: Attention - We Don't Pay Attention to Boring Things||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoBrain Rule 5 & 6: Memory - Repeat to Remember||--||2/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoBrain Rule 7: Sleep - Sleep Rules||--||2/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoBrain Rule 8: Stress - Stressed Brains Don't Learn the Same Way||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoBrain Rule 9: Sensory Integration - Stimulate More of the Senses||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoBrain Rule 10: Vision - Vision Trumps All Other Senses||--||2/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoBrain Rule 11: Gender - Male and Female Brains are Different||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoBrain Rule 12: Exploration - We are Powerful and Natural Explorers||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoBonus Material - Memory||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoBonus Material - Sleep||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoBonus Material - Schema||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoBonus Material - Jenkins||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoBonus Material - Education||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoBonus Material - Pascualy||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoBonus Material - Ojemann||--||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
As an educator of 19 yrs, I am constantly searching for ways to improve instruction. Utilizing the "Rules" as Medina describes works! Sharing his video & iTunesU casts with students (even 6th Graders) has had an even greater effect. My only wish...a version for adolescence complete with workbook (diet diary & sleep log). Hint to teachers: reviewing rules 5 & 6 has virtually eliminated laborious study of spelling/vocabulary!
unfortunate that this is not captioned for the pleasure and edification of the deaf and others wh use captions.
Inquiry Based Learning
After viewing the whole spot, I realized he was describing Inquiry Based Learning- the subject of an NSF grant I worked on a few years ago :) Good stuff! Teaching children how to explore and learn through that exploration. The lecture hall has a place, but inquiry learning is where it's at!