Reflection: Real World Applications Proteins in the Brain, Body and Nutrition: A Neurological Trifecta! (Day 1 of 2) - Section 5: Wrap Up!


        We all know that personal experiences shared by both student and teacher alike builds student interest in a lesson, and enhances their desire and ability to grapple with complex tasks. At the conclusion of our wrap up discussion, I shared with students my sister's experiences as an uninformed and young teenage mother who became excessively protective of my nephew and on several occasions during her hospital stay interfered with the nurse's job of obtaining the blood sample from my nephew. Being better equipped to assess the potential implications of this event, I asked students "What could have been some resulting consequences of my sister's actions?". Armed with their new found knowledge, students were able to assess the potential risks (eg. not knowing pending future mental and physical complications, etc.) and provided me with an opportunity to evaluate the depth of their comprehension of the subject matter. This turned out to be an valuable win-win experience for us as it spilled over into the second of the day of the lesson and generated interesting conversation throughout as we covered an in depth lesson on the genetics of the condition. 

  Assessing Risks from Personal Experiences!
  Real World Applications: Assessing Risks from Personal Experiences!
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Proteins in the Brain, Body and Nutrition: A Neurological Trifecta! (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 7: Genetics and the Brain
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: Students will make and defend the claim that genetic factors influence brain health and development.

Big Idea: In general, genes and proteins have a linear relationship that dictates the general welfare of human body systems.

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