It is amazing to know that some people can paint beautifully, and they really have difficulty in adding two and two? And why some people can understand the intricacies of calculus effortlessly, but struggle to write a one-page essay? This type of common thinking leads us to know which side of the brain dominates – the left or the right.
We know that different parts of the brain control different bodily and mental functions. Over the ages, a theory that has gained in popularity is that the right brain and the left brain are responsible for different modes of thought and that the way in which a person thinks will depend on which side of his brain predominates.
According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:
- Recognizing faces
- Expressing emotions
- Reading emotions
The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:
- Critical thinking
The left brain is like a filing cabinet or reference catalog. The files are like zip files that show an image for reference.
The right brain on the other hand is responsible for new information, feelings and emotions, abstracts and associations. Creative people usually use right brain more than the left side
It is true that everyone has the talents and skills to be creative, but sometimes we need to push our self in the right direction to set us on that path. We also need not leave the left brain out of the equation because it is in the left brain we will find reference to structure, context and value.
We all know that education is not a hobby or entertainment – and the purpose of school is not pleasure and amusement. Nevertheless, as per our own experience and research you will find, education that remains in the minds of students is often associated with three elements:
- A strong and trusting relationship with teacher.
- An interactive learning peers and neighbourhood.
- Creativity and innovation that stimulate the “right-brain.”
Students who have a difficult time following verbal instructions can really benefit from writing down directions and developing better organizational skills. They can use colours and visuals to note things which help them to learn better than mere words. A good teacher will always include a balance of right-brain and left-brain methods while teaching to keep students occupied and engrossed in the topic that is being taught and that is why they are considered to be a good teacher.
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