Educational Psychology Week 11 Brittany Muhlenkamp
1.) Physiological Needs in Classroom
- Water bottles and water breaks
- Focused attention practices
- Physical surroundings
- Instrumental Music
- 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.
- 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.