The Human Brain Evolved, Too.
Brain Rules, which I am now reading, by John Medina, is cleverly written, entertaining and at the same time very informative. I guess he took his own advise in terms of how we learn and understand while writing this book.
The second brain rule describes how our brains evolved, in a unstable, outdoor environment. It was our brains that allowed us to survive the harsh, changing climate of the day, not our bodies. Our brains' greatest strength was its ability to understand other humans and ability to try to understand what they were thinking and feeling. This allowed us to come together and act collectively in our own self-interests as well as the groups.
Along these same lines, when it comes to learning, a person needs to feel safe and secure as well as understood. Therefore a good teacher will try to understand his or her student's desires and motivations and use those as a means of conveying information to promote learning in a secure, emotionally stable and enjoyable environment.
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