This two-part assignment will provide the student with an introduction to basic facts about the brain including brain function, anatomy, imaging, and stages of cognitive development. Part 1:10 Brain Facts Based on Topic 1 resources, create an annotated list of “10 Things Every Educator Should Know about the Brain.” Include 10 statements/brain facts followed by a brief paragraph describing how each fact affects learning or brain development. Example: Fact: The amygdala is the brain’s emotional control center. The amygdala regulates the brain’s response to emotions such as fear, excitement, and pleasure. As part of the brain’s limbic system, it is located next to the hippocampus – the part of the brain that plays a significant role in converting information from working memory to long-term memory. Exposure to long-term stress has been found to cause damage to the amygdala which may account for why some students, particularly those from poverty, struggle to regulate their emotions and behavior (Lau, et al., 2016). Part 2: Essay Refer to your list in Part 1 and select two of the facts from your Top 10 list. In an essay of 500-750 words, provide details about how those facts affect topics such as assessment, lesson design, classroom environment, motivation, or instructional methodologies. Cite a minimum of four academic sources to support your statements, in addition explain how you will use this in your future professional practice. Submit your “10 Things Every Educator Should Know about the Brain” and essay as one deliverable. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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