The Three Brain Networks

The brain is a large network of processes functioning together. There are three networks that are essential to learning and those networks are:

Recognition network – allows us to identify and interpret patterns
Consider providing multiple examples
Consider providing materials in multiple fomats
Highlight important features using color coding and concept maps
Supply references for background knowledge

Strategic network – allows us to plan for action and expression
Model finished products
Use templates to structure work
Provide ongoing relevant feedback
Allow multiple means of demonstration of skills

Affective network – is what motivates us
Provide supplemental activities that are of interest to students
Allow for choice of level and challenge
Choice of rewards and contant peer, self and teacher feedback
Varied lesson design and resources

Having a clear understanding of the functions of each of the networks will help you address the uniqueness of each of your students in the classroom.


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