The Two Secret Keys to Happy Learners – What Scientists Know and Policy Makers Won’t Let Teachers Do.
The brain is the new frontier. Modern educational theorists spend most of their time delving into the inner workings of the brain. With the invention of the FMRI they are able to look at the chemistry of the brain while kids are learning. Brain chemicals are the programmers of the brain. What they have discovered is shocking. Compulsion is not as effective as they used to think. In fact, it may even be counter productive. Neuropsychologists believe that the key to great learning is happy learners and they have discovered two key happy juice creators in the brain. Let’s talk about these two key happy juice creators and why current policy causes teachers to poison the happy juice.
Aneladee Milne has been heavily involved in the field of education since 1999. She holds an undergraduate degree in Statesmanship and a Masters of Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Education from George Wythe University. Aneladee’s interest in education grew out of her love of homeschooling her own six children. As her children grew older and their needs changed she created a community school with several other homeschooling families which eventually came to be called A New Commonwealth School. This prompted her and her husband to develop their first project-based curriculum called Shakespeare Conquest. In 2001, she partnered with Tiffany Earl co-author of The Student Whisperer to create a mentor training company called LEMI – Leadership Education Mentoring Institute. Since incorporating, LEMI has created many Scholar Projects™ and has developed a very unique mentoring rich methodology for teaching classics and original source material in the classroom. She is the author of The New Commonwealth School, a source book for creating long-lasting educational communities and co-author of The Lost Davinci’s, an hilarious fictional read-aloud for homeschooling families. In 2012 Aneladee teamed up with Maurice Harker, founder of Life Changing Services and Director of the Sons of Helaman program – a pornography addiction recovery group therapy program for young LDS men. Together they developed the addiction prevention/self-mastery program called Eternal Warriors.