Principal uses neuroscience to turn school’s fortunes around

Broadmeadows Primary School, located in Melbourne’s north-west, is ranked in the lowest 12th percentile for socio-economic disadvantage.However, after employing a new teaching and learning model, the school now has the highest NAPLAN grades for its entire area.This turnaround is the result of neuroscience research put into action by the school’s principal, Keith McDougal, who is now being contacted by private schools who want to explore the program.McDougal – who had previously struggled to lift student outcomes at his school – decided to implement the program after observing the success of similar models used in the US and New Zealand.”We felt like we’d reached a glass ceiling with our academic performance, with our children,” McDougal told the ABC.”We’d tried various things to punch through that, and nothing seemed to be working.”To…

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