Brain development in children: the impact of adversity

In the first years of life neurons in our brains form new connections at the astounding rate of 700-1000 per second – a pace that is not repeated again. We have one chance to get it right. Yet ther…


It is very clear that a  child’s traumatic experiences in relation to brain development brings a complexity in learning that many of our teachers are not equipped to deal with and many of us outside of the classroom jut do not understand.

I am particularly impressed by the work of Eric Jensen, who writes for teachers, where he provides meaningful clues on “How to Teach with the Brain in Mind”. Even his other work, “How to Teach with Poverty in Mind” brings valuable insights if we are to make a difference.

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