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Brain Rules Schools

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Here is a quick glimpse of my sense of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the bestselling book by molecular biologist John Medina. Following is a quick summary of the rules and key principles for educators.

WATCH: The 3 Biggest Parenting Myths

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

If you understand that the brain is interested foremost in survival, and that the brain has a deep need for relating to others, the things that best develop your baby's brain will make sense.

The Magic Trick For Getting Kids To Follow Rules

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

All kids need rules, but every brain is wired differently, so you need to know your kid's emotional landscapes inside and out -- and adapt your discipline strategies accordingly.

Why Kids Lie Every 90 Minutes

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

The child's realization that you can't always read his or her mind coincides with the flowering of something we call Theory of Mind skills.

Can Speaking 'Parentese' To Your Baby Make Her Smarter? (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Few interactions with children are as much fun as learning to speak their language. As they learn to speak ours, heaping tablespoons of words into their minds is one of the healthiest things parents can do for their brains.

How Much TV Should Kids Be Allowed To Watch? (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Although the case is overwhelming that television exposure should be limited, TV cannot be painted with a monolithic brush.

How To Predict Your Child's SAT Scores (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.

Why You Shouldn't Praise Your Child's Intelligence (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

More than 30 years of study show that children raised in growth-mindset homes consistently outscore their fixed-mindset peers in academic achievement.

Want To Be A Better Parent? Test Your Knowledge (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

"Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five" is based on science that most parents (unless they subscribe to scientific journals) don't get a chance to see.

Babies Pick Up On More Than You'd Think

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Infants are extraordinarily delightful, surprisingly aggressive learners. They pick up everything, which means you may want to take a look at the behaviors your kids see most often: yours.