bs-md-p2-roland-documentary-jpg-20130918When filmmaker Ramona Persaud decided to home-school her children, she soon realized how difficult it would be.

“I would keep asking [my daughter], ‘Why aren’t you getting this? Why aren’t you remembering?’ And telling her, ‘We can sit here all day,'” Persaud said. “She was getting visibly frustrated and stressed, as was I. It was just not working.”

Then Persaud came across a teaching approach — the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model developed by a Baltimore educator in one of the highest-performing schools in the city — that she said gave her a reality check. Her daughter wasn’t retaining information, she realized, because of the way our brains are wired.

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