Brain Based Instruction in Correctional Settings: Strategies for Teachers

Becktold, Toni Hill
September 2001
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2001, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p95
Academic Journal
The latest revolution in education is brain based learning. Brain based learning/instruction takes what is now known about the brain from neuroscientific discoveries and applies that knowledge to the classroom. Most of the literature focuses on the traditional education setting, and correctional educators are left to sift through the information to find what is useful in the correctional setting. This article suggests some practical strategies that can be implemented in the correctional classroom. It addresses the use of movement, music, small groups, and feedback. It includes discussion of problems often encountered in the correctional classroom: Attention Deficit Disorder, learned helplessness, creating a safe, non-threatening environment, and dealing with security issues.


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