Although it was published three years ago, I’m finally getting around to reading Brain Rules by John Medina.
A combination of the book being highly recommended by several friends, Amazon selling the Kindle edition for only three bucks, and Medina being the opening keynote speaker at the ISTE conference later this month.
Anyway, I’m still in the very early parts of the book but I thought this quote from the introduction was worth passing along.
What do these studies [brain research] show, viewed as a whole? Mostly this: If you wanted to create an education environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a classroom. If you wanted to create a business environment that was directly opposed to what the brain was good at doing, you probably would design something like a cubicle. And if you wanted to change things, you might have to tear down both and start over. [emphasis mine]
Certainly something to remember as I read on.