Below you will find the 8 On Course principles for student success. These 8 principles describe the actions of both successful students and struggling students. Look at each of these principles. How do they relate to your health or wellness?
This is a short writing by Bruce Moorhead (1995). Take a moment and read through it. How does this writing relate to your health and wellness?
Dr. John Medina wrote a great book about how the brain works. In his book Brain Rules, he covers 12 brain rules. Here are the brain rules as listed on the website http://www.brainrules.net/about-brain-rules
EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.
SURVIVAL | Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.
WIRING | Rule #3: Every brain is wired differently.
ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don’t pay attention to boring things.
SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
LONG-TERM MEMORY | Rule #6: Remember to repeat.
SLEEP | Rule #7: Sleep well, think well.
STRESS | Rule #8: Stressed brains don’t learn the same way.
SENSORY INTEGRATION | Rule #9: Stimulate more of the senses.
VISION | Rule #10: Vision trumps all other senses.
GENDER | Rule #11: Male and female brains are different.
EXPLORATION | Rule #12: We are powerful and natural explorers.
Here is Dr. John Medina discussing these rules:
After looking through the website and watching this lecture how has your view of the interaction of our brain and our health changed?
It is very interesting to think about what really motivates people. Is it as simple as, if you do this task or solve this problem I will pay you lots of money? or is there more to Motivation like wanting to learn things and feeling purposeful?
The book Drive by Daniel Pink is a fantastic view into the underlying causes of motivation. I encourage you to watch this video and read the book!
Here is a short Prezi presentation about Motivation and Drive (note you may need to use Chrome browser to view this Prezi):
Do you ever think about where “good ideas” come from? Do you envision the light bulb in your head just all of a sudden turning on? Or is there more to how we come up with those genius ideas? Are there things you can be doing to increase the likelihood of having these “moments”?
It’s time we get connected! Watch this awesome TEDtalk…
We just need to have a little more fun and have some more joy in our lives!
And, it’s good for our Health! Find something active that makes you smile!