Brain-based Research Components

Founded on Brain-based Research in Learning

As a magnet school, Lone Tree Elementary was founded in 2007 on the model of Highly Effective Teaching (HET), created by Susan Kovalik and Karen Olsen.  As our current model has expanded to include ideas and research from current thought leaders in education, we still incorporate the two original goals of the model:
  • To create participating citizens, willing and able to engage in our democratic processes to improve life now and for future generations.
  • To translate current brain research into strategies for the classroom and schoolwide.
HET's Five Principles of Learning 
Intelligence is a function of experience.
Learning is an inseparable partnership between body/brain.
There are multiple intelligences to solve problems and to produce products.
Learning is a two-step process (pattern seeking/mental programming) 
Personality/Temperament Impacts Learning and Performance
HET's Nine Bodybrain Compatible Elements
Choices | Meaningful Content
Enriched Environments | Adequate Time
Absence of Threat & Nurturing Reflective Thinking
Collaboration | Immediate quality feedback
Mastery | Movement
From Learning and the Brain, Reaching for Greatness

"Some education leaders, such as Yong Zhao and Sir Ken Robinson, say it is time for schools to move beyond test scores and standards and towards student-centered classrooms that develop the potential for greatness that lies within each child. Current cognitive and psychological sciences have discovered that the “science of greatness” is complex, involving talents, practice, passion, interest, and hard work. But it is also finding that greatness and extraordinary abilities are within the reach of all of us."  

For more please refer to 
Learning and the Brain 
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