Adopt a teaching approach aligned with the brain's natural way of learning! An expert in brain research and brain-based teaching strategies, Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain. Updated and streamlined, this second edition features in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on student learning and includes: A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points
In this book, the authors have adapted Eric Jensen's 10 principles that need to be implemented in the classroom for a brain-compatible approach to teaching and learning. These principles include uniqueness, emotions, nutrition, and elimination of threat. The book also provides basic information about the brain, ways to teach students about the brain, and dozens of practical brain-based activities for students of every age.
Formerly a publication of The Brain StoreIn this best-selling book, Eric Jensen leads you through brain research on how the brain processes and accesses information.Jensen translates those findings into practical methods and theoriesto infuse your teaching and training with energy and a renewed sense of purpose. Each fascinating topic features a "What This Means to You" section to ensure your understanding, as well as "Reflection Questions" to help make the information relevant to you. Complete with diagrams and charts, Brain-Based Learning is packed with solid information to give you a good foundation for mastering brain research-based teaching techniques that can dramatically improve student performance and success.
Brain-Based Learning and Education presents a new type of education that uses brain-based and self-control theory-driven training. Leaving aside the current focus in education on content knowledge, it examines essential character strengths such as selfcontrol, persistence, creativity, attention, memory, and social learning, and relates their relevance to learning. By bridging the research and application gap in education, this text not only covers the latest findings related to learning and teaching but also provides insights for application and practice for brain-based methods in health and education. This integration of neuroscience and education takes us from a deep understanding of brain function to the frontline of the classroom. Explains an integrative training mechanisms from the behavioral, neuroscientific, and physiological perspectives Presents brain-based practice methods that can be readily applied to the education system Addresses additional issues, such as stress, wandering mind, and individuality Includes stories and findings related to the brain, learning, and teaching
Transform your library into a "think tank" by helping teachers create an active learning environment in which students question, investigate, synthesize, conclude, and present information based on Common Core standards. • Provides diverse, brain-friendly, and field-tested lesson plans that feature thinking targets, texts, and standards and enhance students' deep thinking skills • Presents a school-library focus driven by inquiry process and information literacy skills • Features graphical illustrations and practical schemas that explain, illustrate, and model how brain-based learning works • Includes an extensive, research-based bibliography
Transform your library into a "think tank" by helping teachers create an active learning environment in which students question, investigate, synthesize, conclude, and present information based on Common Core standards. • Includes relevant, rigorous, fun, and field-tested lesson plans for multiple disciplines • Provides reproducible pages to allow librarians and teachers to easily use a lesson • Offers a K–5 scaffolding approach to teaching information literacy skills • Features graphical illustrations and practical schemas that explain, illustrate, and model how brain-based learning works
Brain-based Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Author: Nicola Call
Publisher: A&C Black
`An extremely practical, accessible guide to putting brain-based research into action in foundation stage settings. Children taught like this will be at a huge advantage in the acquisition of literacy skills...indeed, in all their learning.'SUE PALMER, author of Foundations of Literacy In this new edition of a popular resource, the authors provide a wealth of practical suggestions on how to implement the most up-to-date research findings into how children learn best in early years settings. It is fully updated with reference to all the latest initiatives including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. This practical resource includes ways to promote self-esteem and emotional intelligence; ideas for teaching through play, music and movement; activities for circle time; guidance on inclusion, extended provision and healthy settings; and advice on managing behaviour positively and fostering relationships with parents and carers. This resource book can be used independently or as a companion to The Thinking Child. Handy margin references direct you to the appropriate pages of the sister book should you wish to learn more about the theory and reseach behind the practical techniques. An indispensable resource for early years practitioners of all settings, this book will also appeal to trainee teachers, practitioners working towards further qualifications and parents.
The practical brain-based techniques described in this book include:? Introducing children to mind mapping? How to use music to maximise learning? Teaching and learning through movement? Fostering the beginnings of group work? Managing behaviour positively? Helping children to develop good attention skills? Talking the language of learning? Addressing children's physical needs? Teaching through VAK ? visual, auditory and kinaesthetic ? means? Engaging the multiple intelligencesAlongside theory, the book gives clear and practical guidance for busy practitioners who want suggestions of ways to implement brain-based techniques. Numerous practical ideas are given to suggest where to start, whilst Mini-Brainy characters illustrate key points throughout the text. Additionally a number of informative, and often amusing, snippets of information about the brain and learning are given in boxes called Fascinating Facts. Examples from a wide variety of settings give an overview of how brain-based techniques can be used to enrich the learning experience of all young children ? which is described in the book as a learning adventure. The experience of practitioners using The Thinking Child will be as exciting as that of the children, as they embark upon this brain-based learning adventure together.
With Wizard of Oz metaphors and new graphic organizers, illustrations, and sidebars, this revision helps teachers translate current research on learning, memory, and the brain into effective classroom practice.