In preparation for this discussion, read Chapters 4-6 from your Jossey-Bass reader, and the Brain-(not) based education: Dangers of misunderstanding and misapplication of neuroscience research article

In preparation for this discussion, read Chapters 4-6 from your Jossey-Bass reader, and the Brain-(not) based education: Dangers of misunderstanding and misapplication of neuroscience research article.

  1. Alfernick and Farmer-Dougan (2010) discuss neuroscience based practices (Right vs. Left Brain instruction, Critical Periods, Brain-based education, and brain-compatible teaching). After reading the article, you will respond to the assigned discussion points/questions based on your last name and the corresponding topic. 
  2. My last name starts with D so you have to answer questions on bottom for left -right brain instruction 

    Last Name Starts With

    Neuroscience Based-Practice

    A – E

    Left-Right brain instruction 

  3. Using the above readings, answer the following three prompts:
    • Define and explain the neuroscience based practice that corresponds to your last name.
    • Discuss how this principle relates to special education and how it impacts learning in the classroom.
    • Evaluate the premise of whether or not neuroscience based practices could be beneficial for special education classrooms.
    • Explain your conclusion by referencing theory, research, and professional experiences.

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