Thursday, June 5, 2014

How Do You Process Information?

Everyone learns in different ways.  To see a concept map of how I learn click here!

It is interesting to think about the different ways we process and retain information.


Now I will create a simple lesson play for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

  1. Go into the kitchen and open the cabinet that has the bread and peanut butter in it.
  2. Take out the bread and peanut butter and set them on the counter.
  3. Go to the fridge and take out the jelly.
  4. Set the jelly on the counter with the bread and peanut butter.
  5. Open the cabinet and get a plate and take a butter knife from the drawer and take those items to the counter.
  6. Put the plate on the counter, open the bread bag and take out once piece of bread and put the one piece of bread on the plate.  
  7. Open up the peanut butter, put the knife in the jar, scoop out approximately 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and spread this onto the bread.  
  8. Close the peanut butter.
  9. Open the jelly jar, put the knife in the jar and scoop out approximately 2 tablespoons of jelly.  
  10. Take a second piece of bread from the bread jar and spread the jelly on the other piece of bread. 
  11. Put the second piece of bread with the jelly on it jelly side down onto the piece of bread with the peanut butter.  
  12. Close the jelly jar.  
  13. Put the jelly back in the fridge, the knife in the sink, and the peanut butter and bread in the cabinet. 
  14. Enjoy your sandwich.
If you're interested in learning some new things check out this website Exploratorium's Online Exhibits

I visited the "Science of Sugar" section and learned all about sugar as a molecule and explored more information about the science of cooking and how pickles are made!  I also did the "Cafe Wall Illusion" which was really neat!

Learning about the way the brain processes information will be helpful as a teacher because it will give you better way to reach your students and help them to understand and retain what you are teaching.  I will use what I have learned to improve my student's cognitive abilities by making sure that they process the information to the best of their abilities.  I will try to assist them in how to process information, retain it, and then be able to retrieve it.  We could work on listening exercises or work on getting the students to listen attentively.  

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