Tip #223: Debunking Myths About Learning While Seated

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This week, our Tip refers to information drawn from a magnificent book: How the Brain Learns, by David A. Sousa (Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2006).

Dr. Sousa discusses recent findings by neuroscientists about how the brain learns and what that means to us as trainers. He begins with a wonderful statement: ÓTeachers try to change the human brain every day. The more they know about how it learns, the more successful they can be.”[p.5]

Neuroscience has proven that standing up and moving around increases our ability to think and learn. I have emphasized the portions of the following quotes that I found most compelling:

According to Dr. Sousa, “Although (the brain) represents only about 2 percent … Read the rest