7 intriguing facts about the brain

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
March 12th, 2014

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week by, well, using your brain and learning something new

brain-awarenessWhen it comes to student learning, many stakeholders focus on important learning supports, such as classroom technology, reliable high-speed internet access in schools, and educators who use technology as a tool to increase student achievement. But there’s another important component that is sometimes overlooked–the human brain, and how learning impacts its structure and function.

During Brain Awareness Week (March 10-14), a number of organizations are shedding light on how brain research informs education theory and practice.

Following are important and intriguing facts about the brain to help you learn more about how brain research can fit into teaching and learning.

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