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Brain Based Learning and Senses

Choose two of the senses (sight, touch, taste, smell) and give an example of how each of these two senses may contribute to brain-based learning. Be specific in your post and include an example for each of the senses you selected that is tied to a specific subject e.g. math, language arts, geography, etc. How would you as a classroom teacher actually teach a subject related lesson incorporating the senses?

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The sense of sight can be incorporated into brain based learning activities by modeling the lesson and internalizing the lesson while doing it. For example teachers can teach a writing lesson by writing a task and asking the students to do it at the same time. The blackboard or overhead projector can be used and the teacher should write out the task while explaining to students how to do it. The teacher then explains what and why he/she is doing as it is being done and then he/she explains that the students need to apply the same strategy to their work. In this way the teacher has students see exactly what is need to be done and it is more likely to make greater sense to them. The sense of touch can be incorporated into brain-based learning activities during math lessons in which children are first introduced to math manipulatives. Teachers generally allow children some time for free exploration of the manipulatives. This allows students to get a ...

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This solution contains a discussion of how the sense of touch and sight can be correlated to brain-based learning.