Educational Neuroscience Expert David A. Sousa Offers Research and Advice to Teachers in New …

To reach students in today’s high-tech landscape, teachers must change the way they teach, says Dr. David A. Sousa, internationally recognized expert in educational neuroscience and author of Engaging the Rewired Brain, recently released by Learning Sciences International. In his book, Sousa shares findings from brain research, along with facts about how the human brain develops throughout childhood and adolescence, to provide evidence-based guidance and specific strategies to teachers working with technology-addicted learners. Young people’s brains are developing differently from those of past generations, he says, because technology has greatly reduced the need to remember information and devote sustained attention to activities. “Teachers generally focus mainly on their students’ intellectual engagement and create lessons and assignments that stimulate their students’ curiosity and interests. Today, the attractions and distractions of digital…


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