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25 Brain Based Study Skill Tasks for Upper Grades

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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53 pages
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Students love these 25 recent neuro facts to open new lessonswith their brains more in mind.


Students especially enjoy cool tasks that teach them about their awesome brains while improving their study skills! These tasks are designed to use in class or in study sessions at home for visible and measurable study skill growth. They can be completed individually at home or in teams as active learning tasks for any lesson topic.

The 25 brain based task cards can be cut and laminated for in class sessions – or pages can be included digitally or as hard copy for students.

Reward students who complete all 25 study skill tasks!

Student forms included will help students to track all completed tasks. File student forms to discuss individually and to show parents their study skill progress

Teacher forms provide a tracking record for each student in any class you teach.. Simply circle the brain based tasks as students complete each and you have a class record of their progress.

Students will complete the following brain based tasks

Hook content to interests - task 1 3
Set up a fun and relaxing study area – task 2 4
Build natural drugs for wellbeing – task 3 5
Run from stress – task 4 6
Practice tone to resolve conflicts – task 5 7
Vary active learning experiences – task 6 8
Listen to music to learn more – task 7 9
Create cheat sheets to use facts – task 8 10
Shift it up – change a study habit – task 9 11
Engage different talents – task 10 12
Control brain waves to peak or calm – task 11 13
Bridge gaps between difficult & familiar – task 12 14
Lead visible change – task 13 15
Use right and left brain daily – task 14 16
Sidestep cynicism – task 15 17
Target short and long term goals – task 16 18
Discover adventures – task 17 19
Encourage and support – task 18 20
Communicate sincerity – task 19 21
Integrate new approaches – task 20 22
Promote peace – task 21 23
Name-call for personal awareness – task 22 24
Risk engaging the new – task 23 25
Propose solutions – task 24 26
Speak gender strengths – task 25 27
Sample multiple intelligence facts 28
Student forms to record completed tasks 29
Class forms to record completed tasks 31
Sample cheat sheets 34
Additional brain facts (control brain waves +) 37
Meta messages lower your intelligence – a text 42
Contact me 49

Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

Do follow my TpT site and keep up with brain-friendly materials to enhance your class.

If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Total Pages
53 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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