28 Feb
2017

What you believe about your students directs your actions towards them. What do you believe? Is it true? As teachers, we need to be careful that we are following best practices in our classes, online and off-line, and this includes these four popular myths about learning:

  1. Students will learn more if they are taught in a way that matches their preferred learning style (visual, auditory or kinaesthetic). There’s even a $5000 reward if you can prove there is such a thing. A list of good references here.
  2. People only use 10% of their brain (it’s wrong, but it helped make an interesting movie premise)
  3. Left Brain vs. Right Brain explains learning differences. 
  4. Playing brain games makes you smarter

Don’t just take my word for it, see the support in this article below with more information on the four popular myths about learning:

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

For further reading:

 

 

 

Jason Johnston

jasonpauljohnston@uky.edu