Just a couple of weeks before the official start of summer. I know we all are looking forward to it; we do need this break to recharge. But the meaning of recharging is not limited to only camping, barbecuing and travelling. It also means you catch up with some important readings that you might have missed amidst the busy time schedule you have had. Larry Ferlazzo has been of great help in providing some of the prominent research studies that have recently been released to the public. I have not really read all of them but I have selected some good titles that you might probably want to read as well.
1- Gesture Study
This is a study that has found that `` requiring children to gesture while learning the new concept helped them retain the knowledge they had gained during instruction ``.
2- Do students Know Enough Smart Learning Strategies
This is an Australian study featured in Mindshift. This study highlights the importance of helping students develop meta-cognitive skills.
3- Can Educators`Clothes Affect How He/She Teachers ?
This is a great study that explores how the impact of wearing certain kinds of clothes can affect the person wearing them.
4- Exercise Helps Learning and Memory
This is a great study on the role of exercise in helping learning. Here is an excerpt `` The implication id that exercising during development, as your brain is growing, is changing the brain in concert with normal developmental changes, resulting in your having more permanent wiring of the brain in support of things like learning and memory . It seems important to exercise early in life`` says Bucci.