Monetizing Children’s Brains Means the End of Our Species
In this companion piece to Dr. Criscillia Benford's critique of educational technology (EdTech), biophysicist Dr. William Softky identifies and explores 10 principles for learning grounded in neuroscience. It's a fascinating read into the brain science of how children learn best -- and it doesn't involve EdTech.
Dr. Softky offers advice for teachers and parents based on these principles of learning, including neuroscience-based recommendations for when it's developmentally-appropriate to introduce children to screens, why a minimum 24-hour weekly respite from screens is essential for children and families, what schools should do about EdTech, and why we all need to spend more of our time in real life.
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