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Social and Emotional Systems: The Brain

What happens in the brain when the emotional and social systems are engaged
How can a classroom teacher use brain based strategies demand ideas to increase learning in the classroom
What is the value of happiness in the leader's work within the school and school system.

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As you brainstorm what happens in the brain when the emotional and social systems are triggered, I feel that learning is activated when kids feel engaged, enthused, and involved in learning socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Research shows that effective learning "in the emotional system requires a level of comfort where chronic anxiety, fear, and anger can be avoided. Safe classroom activities that promote explorations as part of the natural need to seek stimulation can produce the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps create a sense of excitement, creative imagination, and inspiration" (www.ascd.org/publications/books/101075/chapters/An_ASCD...). I also see it relate back to ...

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The role of socialization and emotions in the learning process is exemplified with research to validate.

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