Category : Mind-Brain Ed

22 Sep 2017

Relationships are Foundational for Learning, CTTL Reflection, Ann Marsh Rutledge

Guest Post by Ann Marsh Rutledge, Lower School Learning Coach, MVPS “It is NOT about being student-centered.” (Breathe.) “It is about being centered on the relationships between students and teachers.” I had gotten up from the main lecture to move around, refill my water, refocus and I ran into a colleague doing the same. We chatted quietly in the doorway about our Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) Academy sessions, what was going well, what wasn’t, and our takeaways so […]

06 Sep 2017

Teaching and Learning with the Brain in Mind, Sophie MacColl

Guest Post by Sophie MacColl, MVPS Middle School Faculty and MVIFI Agent This summer, eight faculty members from across the school—two from each division—participated in a ‘Learner at the Center’ research grant. We were investigating questions such as What does it mean ‘to learn? How might we transform MV to be even more learning-centered and learner-driven? My division partner and I focused our research on neuroscience. We were interested in how the brain processes information and teaching/learning strategies that jibe […]

30 Aug 2017

Inductive Learning – Better Building Blocks

How often do learners get a chance to look for patterns in order to discover a larger concept? What does inductive learning look like at different stages of cognitive development? Will the future we are preparing kids for demand that they think inductively more, or deductively more?   I remember it so very well. The lightbulb that went off was so powerfully bright, that it continues to shine for me today. It was my first exposure to learning through inductive […]