Published on August 1, 2009
Images: www.sxc.hu– “BrainRules” was writtenby John Medina
People don’t pay attention to boring things http://www.flickr.com/photos/publicdomainphotos/3350940502/sizes/o/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_beaver/3277198240/ Our schools are designed so that most of the real learning has to occur at home. This would be funny if it weren’t so harmful.
Board meetings should be conducted while people walked 2 miles per hour
The brain remembers the emotionalcomponent of an experience better than any other aspect.
People who are interrupted take 50 percent longer to accomplish a task, and make up to 50 percent more errors http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1125740
The 10-minute rule: people usually stop paying attention after 10 minutes of lecture.
People usuallyforget 90 percent of what they learn in a class within 30 days
You win or lose the battle tohold your audience in the first30 seconds of a presentation
Talking about an event immediately after is has occurredenhances memory for that event
Ifinformation is presentedorally, peoplerememberabout 10 percent, tested72 hoursafterexposure. Thatfiguregoes up to 65 percent ifyouadd a picture.
Lesstext … more pictures
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/820154 Discoverybringsjoy… We must do a better job at encouraginglifelongcuriosity