It was very inspiring and amazing to see how students were attentively listening to Mr. Richie speak about the power of the brain and how students can use it effectively. This is what he said, A lot more times students often underrate themselves especially those who are found battling with the red line. Some students give up, others withdraw from school, others become drug addicts when they come to suss out that they are performing really bad in class.
The scenario exacerbates when they turn out to be laughed at in class for performing that bad. So i decided to drop into their minds the power that they have as human beings. The power of the brain. I wanted them to realise that the state of their academic performance is not because they are not clever but rather because certain things have not been done well thus making the brains very dull. The brain is basically divided into three parts. We have the lower part as the STEM the middle as the cerebellum, and the ulterior part as the cerebrum.
CEREBRUM was our center of focus. In the cerebrum, there are two special dichotomy known as the SHORT TERM and LONG TERM. The short term is often referred to as the volatile memory. That is to say, things saved in there can eventually be lost if constant practise is not made about the content saved in there. Now, when consistent practice is made over and over, the data stored in there will automatically be stored in the long term memory. So as students the only thing that can make the brain active ,smart, recollect all the things learnt is by constantly practicing what has been learnt so that everything moves into the long tern memory."