I came across this article on Edutopia that once again reflected the importance of teachers’ understanding of how the brain works. More specifically, how the brain’s plasticity helps our work in teaching. Things like how memory is enhanced, how stress affects memory construction, or triggers in student behaviours can be eye openers for how we create the learning/teaching environment. Students too are curious about how their brain functions.
Check out: A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain (Judy Willis; July, 2012 – Edutopia. (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/neuroscience-higher-ed-judy-willis)