Understanding the Neuroscience of Student Stress, Resilience, and Behavior

Spread the loveSome people say they work or learn better under pressure, but can that be true? What are the actual effects of short-term or chronic stress on the brain, memory, and the ability to learn? Studies on the brain show that an educational environment structured around positive reinforcement is the most conducive to learning, while ongoing stress impedes the brain’s ability to retain information. With the amount of rigorous standardized testing, public speaking, and other academic challenges students of today face, along with social and cultural challenges such as bullying and the fear of gun violence in schools, how … Continue reading Understanding the Neuroscience of Student Stress, Resilience, and Behavior