After today, I am on "brain" overload learning strategies for how the brain learns. I read several articles that ironically enough had lists of ideas to use in the classroom. What resonated with me the most is that our brains need short chunks of instructional time and that "novelty" is so important. Novelty has multiple meanings- new information, change of activity, movement, etc... I also am thinking about students working memory it how what they learn has to be relevant and meaningful. My brain is still working on taking in all this "new" information!