Bernadette Robine: Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom
Bernadette Robine has been an Elementary teacher at the Lycée since 2018. Prior to that, she taught at various private schools in New York City. Continually seeking to improve her teaching practice, Bernadette has always been interested in the neuroscience of education, and obtained a leadership grant this year to pursue her goal of establishing new practices in her classroom which will allow all students to benefit from recent scientific progress.
Educational Neuroscience has made tremendous strides in the last decades, particularly in improving our understanding of the brain’s functions during the learning stage. These advances have the potential to enhance pedagogy to the benefit of all students, while simultaneously guiding student’s ability to contribute to the classroom atmosphere.
Throughout the year, Bernadette will work on six key pedagogical modalities: memorization, attention, comprehension, metacognition, executive functions and psycho-social factors. Students will have several opportunities to gain a better understanding of how their brains works while learning, and to discover their own abilities, explore and define personal strategies for learning, and to improve their self-confidence. This project will also help the Lycée community offer the best conditions for childhood development and increased autonomy of students at school.