I’m Hoang Thuy Dung, this is my journal about brain based research and implication for best English language teaching. Thank for your time to read it and give me some comments. Thank you very much.
Understanding how the brain works
By understanding how the brain works, we find the best way to help child with everything to develop their brain completely. Bringing this information to the classroom can help teachers engage diverse learners, offer effective feedback that leads to deeper understanding, and create a rich learning environment that attends to students’ social and emotional needs along with their developing brains. When teacher introduce new lesson to children, it is better to start by activating knowledge. That help children build what they are already know, strengthening connections in the brain. However, to create the condition to teach children successfully, educators should be consider some research and strategies:
Experience impact the architecture of the brain. In the fact that early experience and interaction with the environment are most critical in a child’s brain development. According to Shonkoff and Phillips, at birth the human brain is an amazingly unfinished state. Moreover, some children has special intelligent or talent about ones section, they need to educate in a special environment to encourage their brain development. Depending on child’s ability, child should be face to some difficult challenge to improve their brain development to help them acquired many experiences.
Environment influences. Most of people believed that children need special help and special educational toys to develop their brainpower. However, in the fact that what children need most is loving care and new experiences not special attention or costly toys. Creating safe and emotion are some of the key that build child’s brain.
The brain attends to these needs first is safety and well-being come before anything else. For example, a child who comes to school hungry, ill, or frightened by something that happened on the way will find it difficult, if not impossible, to focus on what is going on in the classroom.
Children will struggle with learning if they feel afraid because a classroom setting is too restrictive.
Accoding to Jensen emotions affect memory and brain function. When a person feels content, the brain releases endorphins that enhance memory skills. In classroom, the emotion between teacher and children is very important. By start the day with humor. Tell a funny story or share a silly picture or children can draw, paint, or do other creative projects while listening to various types of music are the good way to help child feel comfortable to learn and child’s brain developed completely.
Implication for best English language teaching
Primary teacher should consider some strategies to teach child better.
– Base on child’s experience using the pictures or visuals to help child guess the new words and remember them.
– Create some funny games with several levels to encourage child’s brain development.
– Link indoor and outdoor spaces so students can move about using their motor cortex for more brain oxygenation
– Ask child do some activities in group to make the emotion between them.
– Change displays in the classroom regularly to provide a stimulating situations for brain development. Have students create stage sets where they can act out scenes from their readings, demonstrate a science principle or act out a dialogue between historical figures.