21st Century Learning

Our Think Tank online magazine represents 21st century learning. Just as you might come across an interesting video on the Internet, click links to read more about it, and then discuss it with colleagues, our Think Tanks work that way too. Each issue starts with a media broadcast, such as a TED Talk on the brain science topic featured in the issue. This is followed by a Think Tank of teachers and researchers writing more about the topic and how it applies to the language classroom. The final Plus section includes book reviews, reader spotlights, and other special contributions.

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Looking at Ways Distress Can Influence Language Learners

April 2024

Bullying, threats, and trauma: these are the three main facets of distress that we explore in this month’s issue. Sometimes the students in our classrooms can be carrying heavy burdens that can make learning especially challenging. Together, let’s look at what neuroscience has to teach us about distress.

Nevertheless, in this sea of human wretchedness and malice there bloomed at times compassion, as a pale flower blooms in a putrid marsh. – Henryk Sienkiewicz 

APA reference for this issue

(author). (2024). (article title, sentence case). MindBrainEd Think Tanks: Looking at ways distress can influence language learners, 10(4), (pages).

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From January 2017 to the present day, you can view each of our past issues in our archives. All of the original issues are available to download. When available, you can peruse the web versions of our issues on any of your internet-connected devices. Looking for something specific? Use the search feature at the top of our site to find exactly what you’re looking for!

The Brain in Simplified English

We are building a collection of readings about the Mind, Brain, Education and related topics in simplified English. The readings are based on articles and topics that have appeared in our Think Tanks+. Use them with your students. Share them with colleagues. Read them yourself as a gentle introduction to some of the issues and themes discussed in the Think Tanks+.

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