Dori Desautels from Marian University discusses brain based study strategies for middle schoolers. She lists skills to be mastered in middle school before the more taxing subjects in high school. Her example of baking a cake is easily understood by this age group. I like the beginning of her next description - studying for a math test. Instead of getting down to business right away, she wants students to write down life stresses they may have and take deep breaths before they actually study. Interesting.
Brain-Compatible Study Strategies. Lori Desautels. 11.18.13. edutopia