Educational Psychology Week 11                                                Brittany Muhlenkamp

1.) Physiological Needs in Classroom

  • Water bottles and water breaks
  • Focused attention practices
  • Physical surroundings
  • Food
  • Instrumental Music

2.) Metacognition

  • The ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning.  

3.) Successful Students

  • Students who succeed academically often rely on being able to think effectively and independently in order to take charge of their learning.

4.) Parts of the Body's Fear System

  • Amygdala- Scans for threats and signals body to respond.
  • Brain Stem- Triggers the freeze response.
  • Hippocampus- Turns on the fight or flight response.
  • Hypothalamus- Signals the adrenal glands to pump hormones.
  • Pre- Frontal Cortex- Interprets the event and compares it to the past experiences.
  • Thalamus- Receives input from the senses and "decides" to send information to  the sensory cortex.

5.) Positive Motivation

  • Positive motivation impacts brain metabolism, conduction of nerve impulses through the memory areas, and the release of neurotransmitters that increase executive function and attention.

6.) Brain Based Teaching

  • Reduce classroom anxiety and increase student connection to their lessons, educators can help students learn more effectively.

7.) Testing

  • The realities of standardized tests and increasingly structured, if not synchronized, curriculum continue to build classroom stress levels.

8.) Pro social and Antisocial Behavior

  • Pro: behaving properly in class, liking school, and good attendance.
  • Anti: misbehaving in class, violence, bullying.

9.) Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid

  • Self- fulfillment needs
  • Psychological Needs
  • Basic Needs

10.) Fear and Learning do not mix

  • Too much stress in classroom or at home reduces learning.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Nice work!