How to make learning more brain-friendly

The brain will learn. Whether or not it learns what you wish it would learn is another story. 


This seminar is designed to present information related to the brain and learning including the following:

  • Brain maturation rates
  • Contribution of 'mirror neurons'
  • Effectiveness of role-modeling
  • Learning from who you hang out with
  • Link between learning and movement (EAI)
  • Impact of sensory preference
  • Self-talk style
  • Importance of 1-step versus 2-step instructions
  • Active and virtual rehearsal
  • What gets into long-term memory most quickly
  • Downshifting in the presence of fear (punishment)
  • Impact of reward-punishment on learning
  • Need for sleep to consolidate memories
  • Breakfast to boot up the brain along with good nutrition
  • Water as the beverage of choice

The information--turned into knowledge and practically applied--can help your brain learn more easily and can assist you in being more savvy when you want to help other brains learn.


This seminar can be presented in two 50-minute segments.


Audiences who want to learn more about the brain and learning.


Upon completion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • List six factors that impact brain learning
  • Describe the impact of 'rewards-punishment' on  learning
  • Define 'downshifting' and how it can effect learning
  • State the impact of movement on learning
  • List three key life-style factors important for learning

Presented by Arlene R. Taylor PhD
Brain Function Specialist, Realizations Inc