Direct instruction on how the brain learns best is an effective
strategy, as borne out by Kim Poore’s experience in teaching a class of
K-5 students with behavioral and emotional disorders in South Carolina’s
Lancaster County Public School District.
Ms. Poore, who earned
her M.S. with a major in Brain-Based Teaching, was enrolled in the Ed.S.
program, at the time of her interview with the BrainSMART publication, Effective Teaching, Successful Students
. This coincided with her teaching in a Title I school with a diverse population.
was able to take what I learned in just one lesson and use it in my
class the next day,” said Ms. Poore in the interview. She pointed to
several strategies from the BrainSMART book, 60 Strategies for Increasing Student Learning
, that had immediate practical use in the classroom.