# Brain Based Learning

## Collection by Math Giraffe • Last updated 2 hours ago

How to teach in ways that increase brain connections and lead to stronger learning!

### Doodle Note Club

Creating your own doodle notes opens up a world of possibilities! You probably know by now all of the incredible brain benefits, like memory and retention, and the added bonuses, like engagement and relaxation. Here are some "secrets" to creating your own awesome doodle notes!

### How to teach teens to organize information visually

teens need to build up their toolkit of study skills and note-taking strategies. Teachers in all content areas need to focus on explicitly teaching students how to take good notes and use them as study guides. Help your students build their knowledge on taking graphic notes, I’m sharing this FREE sheet on the ways to visually organize information. This will help them get started and explore ways they can build sketch/ doodle style study guides.

### Systems of Linear Equations

Doodle notes perfect for middle school math! Systems of Equations, their Solutions, and Solving a System by Graphing and / or Substitution: 3 page visual interactive "doodle notes" set - When students color or doodle in math class, it activates both hemispheres of the brain at the same time. There are proven benefits of this cross-lateral brain activity: - new learning - relaxation (less math anxiety) - visual connections

### Linear Equations Doodle Notes

Teach pre-algebra with creativity! Relating Graphs to Events, Working with Equations in 2 Variables, & Graphing Linear Equations Using a Table: 3 page visual interactive "doodle notes" set -

### Middle School Pre-Algebra Doodle Note Book

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### Writing An Equation Doodle Note

Steps for solving a problem by writing an equation - visual interactive "doodle notes" Students are guided through graphic notes for math problem solving through "Read, Understand, Plan, Write, Solve, and Check." Great activity for middle school math.

### Podcasts for Teachers of Teens

Teaching teens middle school and high school can feel joyful and rewarding most days, but can also frustrate you with one challenge after another. They go through so many changes and so many ups and downs at this stage of life. Teen brains are physiologically different from adult brains.Here are some podcasts to help you in your journey of teaching teenagers. Whether you’re trying to understand adolescents’ thoughts and actions, or looking for classroom tips these podcasts are for you!

### Podcasts for Teachers of Teens

Teaching teens middle school and high school can feel joyful and rewarding most days, but can also frustrate you with one challenge after another. They go through so many changes and so many ups and downs at this stage of life. Teen brains are physiologically different from adult brains.Here are some podcasts to help you in your journey of teaching teenagers. Whether you’re trying to understand adolescents’ thoughts and actions, or looking for classroom tips these podcasts are for you!

### Interactive Visual Notes

Making Interactive Notebooks Easy - Visual Note Taking with "doodle note" stickers!

### Theoretical Probability Doodle Notes Set

Teach your math class all about theoretical probability with these doodle notes. It includes counting principles and tree diagrams!

### Box and Whisker Plots Doodle Notes

reading and creating box & whisker plots: visual interactive "doodle note" set. Content includes: - parts of a box plot - 5 number summary - representing the median and the spread with the box and whiskers - quartiles (finding and marking upper and lower quartiles, plus definition) - analyzing and summarizing data points - reading a box and whisker plot - creating a box plot from scratch - identifying outliers, max and minimum data values, and range - visual reminders - practice…

### Graphic Organizers for Note Taking and Study Skills

Teaching Note Taking & Study Skills - Using graphic organizers to build mental connections and increase retention

### FREE Quadrilaterals Doodle Notes

When you join the email list at Math Giraffe site, you'll immediately receive this free Quadrilaterals Doodle Notes download!

### Using Doodle Notes if you've reached your copy limit

Copy limits seem to be getting stricter and stricter. Great for the environment- not so great for the teacher who loves doodle notes the “old-fashioned” way (with all the colored pencils and paper). Sometimes it’s just not possible to make a copy of your doodle notes for every single one of your students. Here are some ideas for you if you yearn to use doodle notes, but can’t make copies for the entire class right before the lesson!

### Introducing Geometry Proofs - A New Approach

Leading into proof writing is my favorite part of teaching a Geometry course. I really love developing the logic and process for the students. However, I have noticed that there are a few key parts of the process that seem to be missing from the Geometry textbooks.

### How to Relax as a Teacher during this stressful time!

There is a lot of help (and overwhelm) out there about distance learning, navigating teaching during coronavirus, and tips and tutorials. But what about on a human level? Are you having trouble focusing and needing to just zone out? And yet, you feel so lost and depressed if you just veg out? Help is here. These are some ways to nurture your teacher soul while still feeling productive.