Brain Rules- What are they and how can they help me?
John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School” focuses on the following rules and how to apply these rules to your life in the workplace and classroom.
- Exercise boosts brain power
- The human brain evolves
- Every brain is wired differently
- We don’t pay attention to boring things
- Repeat to remember
- Remember to repeat
- Sleep well, think well
- Stressed brains don’t learn the same way
- Stimulate more of the senses
- Vision trumps all other senses
- Male and female brains are different
- We are powerful and natural explorers
Molecular biologist Dr. John Medina describes each brain rule, makes it clear to understand and then offers “transformative ideas” for our daily life. I was given this book in 2009 when I was working in a cubicle in Corporate America. I had a profound interest in understanding how to improve performance with motivation, positive thinking and affirmations, but until I understood exactly how the brain works, there were a lot of missing links.
I understood the importance of exercise and brain power, that we must repeat things to remember them, sleep well to recover and rejuvenate, manage our stress and how powerful we are, but as I started to learn more about re-training my brain, I realized there were some basics that I wanted to understand about how exactly the brain works, so I can be sure that I am giving myself the best opportunity for success. So I decided to “google” the brain and see what I could learn, and immediately needed some structure. My brain needs MIND-MAPS!
I’m looking forward to learning more about how the BRAIN works specifically in relation to motivation and student achievement. We are currently researching ways to apply these concepts for the NEW revision of “The Secret for Teens Revealed” and am very thankful that there are rules I can follow to help me to retain this new information.