Amygdala system of brain mechanism plays a significant and decisive role in the behavioral changes of academic performance. School shooting happens due to the corrupted modulation of amygdala stream that is not changed physically by the teaching theories of school system. Education is two dimensional school system in which teaching performance is the first dimension of formal classroom and learning process is the second dimension of institution. So teaching dimension and learning dimension are the two major dimensions of education to run schools in the community.
If we control students to follow the rules, regulations and discipline of school system, it means that we are controlling the amygdala system of student’s brain. We need a school system that is running on the science of amygdala functions. In fact, the first dimension of learning mechanism in brain science is the amygdala system of subcortical brain and it is modulated in other dimensions during learning process. Teaching couldn’t provide favorable plasticity in school shooter’s brain to bring changes in the physical structure of amygdala for the improvement of cognitive functions that takes place in the prefrontal cortex of brain.
Neuroscience describes the working mechanism of brain and neuroplasticity is the subject of learning mechanism. Temporal lobe communicates with the hippocampus and plays a key role in the formation of explicit long term memory modulated by amygdala stream. Individual intelligence is delivered by the temporal school of brain mechanism and individual ability is acquired through the practice of cerebellar learnography.
Wednesday’s attack is at least the 18th shooting in the US this year on or around school premises, according to research by Everytown for Gun Safety. Since 2013, there have been 291 reported school shootings in America, which averages out to about one per week. This is the worst shooting since 2012, when gunman Adam Lanza attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He shot dead 20 young children and six adults before killing himself.
Teachers and students are dying in school’s premises. At least 17 people are dead after 19 years old ex-student opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school who had been expelled because of harmful and threatening behavior. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in police custody. As the attack unfolded students were forced to hide as police swooped in the building.
It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 people were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012. It is the sixth school shooting incident this year so far that has either wounded or killed students. The school has nearly 3,000 students. Classes are cancelled for the rest of this week. Many students said they thought it was a drill because a fire alarm practice had taken place shortly before the shooting.
We know that teaching theory is the backbone of education system to provide quality learning in classroom. Students can’t do anything in learning process without teaching activities because they are dependent on teachers for learning and understanding. Amygdala system of brain reflects true learning that depends on the amount of time a student spends actively engaged in the learning process of knowledge chapters compared to the amount of time the student needs in passive listening to teaching performance.
The shooter was former student and the teaching performance of classroom could not transform the working mechanism of his brain. We believe in the teaching power of education but the pencil power of motor learning should be focused in school system. Pencil power is the finger mapping of brain learnography that writes the advancement of knowledge chapters in science and technology.
Human engineering, human ergonomics and human learnography are the most important aspects of book to brain knowledge transfer. School learnography is not school education. It deals with the science of learning mechanism to prepare the brainpage of knowledge chapters in classroom. This is known as the brainpage theory of learning mechanism which can be practiced in school system to change the chemical, structural, functional, behavioral and productive aspects of working mechanism related to the amygdala system of brain.
Learning from teachers and learning from brainpage modulation both are different approaches in school system. We have to change the teaching system of classroom to manage the learning drives of knowledge chapters by applying the facts and findings of neuroscience. Learning mechanism of brain science should be introduced instead of teaching theories for better achievement in less time.
Academic success provides problem solving capacity to apply pencil power in the field of creativity and innovation. The smart brainpage and finger mapping of pencil power are utilized to discover the new ideas and functional modules of science and technology. It is discussed that teachers should cary guns to stop school shootings in time and pencil power is ignored to change the thinking mechanism of student’s learnography.
It’s true that gun power is disastrous to the environment of learning development in school system. Bullets are discharged and shot to satisfy the firing of few neurones of corrupted amygdala. Teachers and students are injured and killed in school’s premises. Learning changes the structure, functions and behavior of working brain but pencil power is not acquired while attending school for the period of 12 years. School shooting has changed the definition of school education. Teachers may face life threatening fear factor while teaching in classroom and parents may not be sure that their children will return home in the evening.
Picture : ABC News, Florida Parkland school shooting, teachers and students killed by a former expelled student
- BBC News : Details of Florida Parkland school shooting
- Student’s protest for gun control
- Pencil power and motor learning
- Concept of brainpage school
- Amygdala system of brain
Shiva Narayan Jha
Golden Star Secondary School