Brains Must Feel Safe for Education

The brain’s main job is prioritizing information relevant to our survival. Anything that suggests the possibility of danger, whether real or imagined, becomes a higher priority than anything else that is going on at that moment. This data is processed first, shifting our attention from cognitive processes down to the faster-acting limbic system, while more complex cerebral operations shut down. Survival always overrides problem-solving, analyzing, remembering, pattern-detection and other rational processes.


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 Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bluestein, Jane (2001-08-01), Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, Retrieved on 2015-05-25
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