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July 22nd marks the 10th annual World Brain Day. This day was created to increase public awareness and promote advocacy related to brain health. Diseases affecting the brain are the biggest cause of disability in the world. There are many STEM careers that can help us understand and respond better to how our brains work. As we learn more about our brains, we can help prevent these diseases and promote better brain health.
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Free Brain Break Activities You’ll Love
You can find resources, downloads, and presentations by the World Federation of Neurology and the Society for Neuroscience, but we thought we would share some ways to give yourself a break this summer. Here are some of our favorites:
- Whether you’re planning lessons for the upcoming school year, teaching summer school, or working on the house, here are some quick and easy brain breaks for adults by Woliba.
- You don’t have to be at work to use these 13 brain breaks for adults by Number Dyslexia
- Number Dyslexia also has these brain breaks found on the web to use inside or outside of school.
- Give this list of 25 activities to your kids, or do it with them.
- Bonus: When you get back to school, WeAreTeachers has over 50 brain breaks for your classroom
Best Books on Our Brains
- Wonderfully Wired Brains: An Introduction to the World of Neurodiversity by Louise Gooding (Author) & Ruth Burrows (Illustrator)
- How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Barrett
- The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain by Thomas Armstrong PhD
- Book of the Brain and How it Works by Betina Ip
- Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn by Barbara Oakley PhD (Author), Beth Rogowsky EdD (Author), & Terrence J. Sejnowski (Author)
Implement Your Own Smart Plant System with micro:bits!
We recently made a trip to Greeneville, Tennessee to train for some professional development on micro:bit kits as a part of their STEM.LD grant. Educators were able to create their own smart plant systems that can monitor and notify when the plants need water. It even made the news!
Use our Smart Agriculture Kit with a micro:bit to create your own, as one of many projects available with the kit. We have a variety of micro:bit bundles, compatible extension sensor kits in stock, and standards-aligned micro:bit curriculum!
The 9th annual IGNITE conference is taking place in Lafayette, IN on July 25-26. Created to inspire innovation and explore new ways of empowering students, this conference is a great way to connect locally. Register here.
Grandparents University is held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and will take place July 13-14. Grandparents University gives grandparents and their grandchildren, ages 7-14, the opportunity to pick a major, attend classes, and graduate! They’re all sold out this year, so if we don’t catch you this time, get it on your calendar for next year!
Brain Champions to Follow
- Instagram: Neuroscience News – Official Neuroscience News Twitter. Brain research news articles on neuroscience, psychology, AI, neurology, brain cancer, robotics, mental health & science.
- Instagram: Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) – Striving to expand our educational outreach on mental health care in an accessible, innovative, and unique way.
- Twitter: World Federation of Neurology (WFN) – The mission of the WFN is to foster quality #neurology and #BrainHealth worldwide.