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Best Classroom is designed to elevate academic engagement and comprehension in children. Every second they create an astounding one million neural connections through parental nurturing and the sensory world. The growth continues as schools shape their minds, targeting knowledge procurement and behavior.
However, children are bombarded by our digital and media-driven culture that affects the memory and emotion sectors in their brains. Researchers report that television and online stimuli impact the development of executive functions along with dopamine and oxytocin neurochemistry. Best Classroom examines a spectrum of academic activities that enhance student focus in the Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and iPhone era.
Furthermore, America needs to improve, as a survey embracing over forty thousand high school students reveals two-thirds are 'bored', finding coursework irrelevant in their lives. It is not surprising, therefore, that thirty-four percent of the 2.1 million students that took the ACT in 2016 did not meet college-readiness benchmarks in all four disciplines: English, Reading, Math, and Science! In a career encompassing urban and private venues,
Brian Pack explains how arousing the brain's reward circuitry bolsters classroom attentiveness, amplifies recall, and fosters inquiry and analysis. He couples personal anecdotes and institutional studies that clearly outline methods such as teacher modeling, student-led discussions, collaborations, projects, movement, and a host of cognitive-enhancing practices that can be applied immediately in every classroom. Best Classroom is unique in scope because teachers and students are empowered collectively as content area facilitators to nurture intrinsic task motivation and accelerated learning.
Brian was cited -Outstanding High School Teacher of The Year three times -The United States Department of Education Presidential Scholar Teacher Award -The University of Wisconsin Outstanding Teacher Award for Junior Science and Humanities Symposium -The International Science and Engineering Fair mentor of the Year, -Siemens Foundation Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year -American Chemical Society Wisconsin Teacher of the Year -Coach of the six-time state champion Academic Decathlon -Originator of the central city Our Next Generation tutoring program at his high school -Originator of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Summer High School Scholars Biomedical Engineering program. He has participated in these institutional research studies -Activity of bacterial ribosomes -Characterization of the nuclear envelope of liver cells -Quantification of hemoglobin -Chromatographic purification of interferon -Analysis of zinc-bound proteins