The Hand Model of the Brain

Take about 10 minutes to watch Dr. Dan Siegel's explanation of the brain using his easy to understand hand model of the brain. This is not only useful for your personal understanding, but this can be adapted and shared with children of all ages. The model includes the names and responsibilities for each of the main parts of the brain; the brain stem, limbic region and cerebral cortex.

Challenge: Practice explaining the regions and responsibilities of the brain to your partner, friend or a family member. As your comfort increases, consider sharing this knowledge with your students.