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EDU382: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

EDU382: Week 1 – Discussion 1

Week 1 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

The Importance of Neuroscience in Education 

In order to effectively differentiate, a teacher must be familiar with how the brain prefers to receive and process information and realize that each student’s brain is uniquely organized. Research suggests that a teacher’s knowledge of brain function is instrumental in planning differentiated instruction. 

After reading Chapter 1 of our text, please:

  • Examine the seven basic principles of how we learn starting on page 13 of our text.
  • Select three of these principles and describe how you might specifically incorporate them into your classroom instruction.
  • Examine how these approaches will support student learning needs based on brain research.

Be sure to use the text to support your response.

Guided Response: Consider the ideas shared in several of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two. Provide additional ideas on how they may incorporate the principles they selected in their response to their classroom instruction. Be sure to respond to any queries or comments posted by your instructor.

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