Jul 122012
 

Learning Research: Teachers learn ways to keep students’ attention, but are brain claims valid?

Learning Research: From wire service reports, July 12th, 2012, eSCHOOL NEWS
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The research page of Whole Brain Teaching’s website says “Class Yes” activates the prefrontal cortex of the brain and “readies students for instruction.” But the techniques are not validated by contemporary brain research, at least two experts say.

When Chris Biffle called out the word “Class!” on July 11 at Walsh University in Ohio, 450 teachers and administrators yelled back, “Yes!”

“Class class?” he said.

“Yes! Yes!” they replied.

“Classity classity,” he said.

“Yessity yessity,” they chanted back.

Biffle, one of the co-founders of Southern California-based Whole Brain Teaching LLC, is leading a two-day conference at Walsh about his method. He calls the technique “Class-Yes.”

The research page of Whole Brain Teaching’s website says “Class Yes” activates the prefrontal cortex of the brain and “readies students for instruction.”

It’s one of seven techniques the company says “are validated by contemporary brain research.”

The method might be fun, engaging, and popular, judging by teacher testimonials and company-conducted polls.

But the techniques are not validated by contemporary brain research, according to two experts in the relationship between neuroscience and education who reviewed the claims for the Akron Beacon Journal.

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http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/07/12/teachers-learn-ways-to-keep-students-attention-but-are-brain-claims-valid/?

http://www.ohio.com/news/local-news/teachers-learn-ways-to-keep-students-attention-but-are-brain-claims-valid-1.319731

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