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I blog on Brain-Based Learning, Metacognition, and Social-Emotional Learning. I am the author of "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom" which is a book that helps students understand how their brain processes information and learns. In the book, I explain why students can learn anything and give strategies on how to learn effectively.

Chapter 4 describes the brain and how it formulates meaning. Here's a taste:

A synapse forms when axon tips of one neuron meet the dendrites of another neuron. When you are learning new concepts, new synapses form. Because the information is new the connections are weak at first.