In the 21st century , the goal of teaching expands from a basic transmission of facts to the development of cognitive skills that equip students to achieve more of their unique potential.
NeuroLink Education focuses on five essential concepts from neuroeducation that should be the basis of all teaching decisions:
(1) Neuroplasticity, findings that the structure and function of the brain change in response to learning;
(2) Potential, the capacity for all students to make learning gains;
(3) Malleable intelligence, which stands in opposition to traditional views of fixed intellect;
(4) The Body-Brain System, the role of physical fitness, healthy nutrition, and positive emotions in facilitating learning; and
(5) Metacognition, teaching students to think about their thinking.