Neuroplasticity is the brain's incredible ability to rewire itself by either strengthening or weakening neuropathways.
BACKWARDS BRAIN BICYCLE
"Its like riding a bike!" Right? Well... maybe not so much. In this video Destin from Smarter Every Day demonstrates neuroplasticity by learning and un-learning how to ride a bike. Through his experience Destin learns that regardless of one's age our brains have the incredible ability to rewire however this rewiring is easier for children due to the extra pliability of the developing brain.
LEARNING PHYSICALLY CHANGES THE BRAIN
Journalist Sara Bernard explains the importance of understanding neuroplasticity in the educational context and offers a few ideas to try out in the classroom.