Monday, June 7, 2010
The Magic Of Brain Plasticity
It is a mistake to think that the way your brain works is the best it can do. Research has shown that the brain can learn to learn. I was going through old teacher materials recently and came across a lot of materials for the teaching of reading. At the top of one of the pages was this list of what were the the components of intelligence. Intelligence: The ability to recognize relationships, to think sequentially, to memorize with ease, to sustain attention and the ability to make good judgments. Every one of these can be learned. Some might be learned more quickly if engaged in with a teacher. But anyone can find materials and design a plan to help them to practice and develop each of these skills. If you start to use your brain in better ways it will respond and work better for you. For many people sustaining attention and thinking sequentially are the most difficult. That is because they let themselves get distracted easily because they are self-centered. This can be overcome with practice. To motivate yourself to develop your brain power let the energy of the spark of magic help you out. May the spark be with you.