Understanding neuroscience can help teachers better understand how students learn, National Board Certified elementary-school teacher Wendi Pillars writes in this blog post. Responding to a question about using brain-based learning in the classroom, Pillars writes that she focuses more on what her students need, rather than what she has to teach. She also writes that she has slowed her instruction, encourages students to ask more questions, teaches students about their own brains and evaluates students' responses differently.

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