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Rodriguez, Vanessa – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The teaching brain is a new concept that mirrors the complex, dynamic, and context-dependent nature of the learning brain. In this article, I use the structure of the human nervous system and its sensing, processing, and responding components as a framework for a re-conceptualized teaching system. This teaching system is capable of responses on an…
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Teaching Methods, Learning Experience, Teaching Experience
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Rodriguez, Vanessa; Solis, S. Lynneth – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
A new phase of research on teaching is under way that seeks to understand the teaching brain. In this vein, this study investigated the cognitive processes employed by master teachers. Using an interview protocol influenced by microgenetic techniques, 23 master teachers used the Self-in-Relation-to-Teaching (SiR2T) tool to answer "What are…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Brain, Interaction, Cognitive Processes
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Rodriguez, Vanessa – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
The teaching brain is a dynamic system that is in constant interaction with the learning brain. If we fail to explore the teaching brain we will continue to design educational reform policies that ignore the most important lens in the classroom: the teachers'. Master teachers recognize their perspective and leverage their teaching brains to embody…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Teacher Improvement, Systems Approach