Were you taught these brain myths?

Here’s a quick quiz. Rate the following statements on a scale from one to five, with one meaning you totally disagree and five meaning you wholeheartedly agree:

  • Beginners and experts essentially think in the same way.
  • Most people are either left-brained or right-brained
  • Students learn more when information is tailored to their unique learning styles.

Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists would resoundingly give all three of those claims a rating of one.

Did you bomb that test? Here’s a small piece of solace—many professional educators wouldn’t pass either. The Hechinger Report http://bit.ly/1TSPXIj

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