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Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way.

 

My readers know that I love brain and neuroplasticity topics.  They offer so much hope! Here is one more piece:  https://www.fastcompany.com/3059634/your-most-productive-self/your-brain-has-a-delete-button-heres-how-to-use-it

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Neuroplasticity research is one of the most exciting areas for me as an education professional.  It opens completely new opportunities and hopes for learners of all ages and backgrounds.  I love it!  Follow this link to read some information about Neuroplasticity research and its implications for the learning of languages.  Read “Neuroplasticity in the SLA Classroom: Connecting Brain Research to Language Learning” at  https://www.academia.edu/7846224/Neuroplasticity_in_the_SLA_Classroom_Connecting_Brain_Research_to_Language_Learning

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What has backward bicycling to do with language learning?  Watch and find out:

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As a teacher, I have always been talking with K-12 or adult learners  about learning.  I always found that doing so is enhancing their meta-cognitive awareness and use of better strategies.  Therefore, this article struck a cord with me.

I believe that teaching about neuroplasticity is another way of tapping into students’ shared responsibility for learning.  Can you tell I am also a constructivist?

Please read the article, it is very insightful…