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
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
Accessing Every Child's Potential Through Educational Neuroscience
Author: Kieran O'Mahony
Publisher: Eye on Education
Category: Cognitive learning
The Brain-Based Classroom translates findings from educational neuroscience into a new paradigm of practices suitable for any teacher. The human brain is a site of spectacular capacity for joy, motivation, and personal satisfaction, but how can educators harness its potential to help children reach truly fulfilling goals? Using this innovative collection of brain-centric strategies, teachers can transform their classrooms into deep learning spaces that support their students through self-regulation and mindset shifts. These fresh insights will help teachers resolve classroom management issues, prevent crises and disruptive behaviors, and center social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
Learn to teach like a pro and have fun, too! The more you know about your students’ brains, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching boosts cognitive functioning and graduation rates, decreases discipline issues, and fosters the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based approach that reveals how the brain learns best. Based on neuroscience, biology and psychology research, it includes: Insights about the impact of relationships, senses, movement, and emotions on learning Strategies for creating high-quality learning environments Tools for motivating struggling students
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.
In Brain Based Teaching and Special Education, Dr. Clyde Winters provides teachers with learning strategies that will allow them to focus on effective instruction rather than rote memorization. After reading this book teachers will be able to create classroom environments that are low in threat, yet high in challenge. The strategies teachers learn in this book will immerse students in complex learning experiences that meet the requirements of Common Core State Standards. Brain Based Teaching and Special Education allow teachers to use the latest research to inform their instructional practice. Teachers will learn how to use Constructivists models for learning and teaching that provide Student engagement and active involvement in their own learning.
Smartphones, videogames, webcasts, wikis, blogs, texting, emoticons. What does the rapidly changing digital landscape mean for classroom teaching? How has technology affected the brain development of students? How does it relate to what we know about learning styles, memory, and multiple intelligences? How can teachers close the digital divide that separates many of them from their students? In Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, Marilee Sprenger answers these and other questions with research-based information and practical advice gained from her years as a classroom teacher and a consultant on brain-based teaching. As she puts it, "It's time to meet the ‘digital brain.' We need to use the technology tools, learn the digital dialogue, and understand and relate better to our students." At the same time, she emphasizes the importance of educating the whole child by including exercise, music, and art in the classroom and helping students develop their social-emotional intelligence. Creativity, empathy, and the ability to synthesize material are 21st century skills that can't be ignored in the digital age. Readers will find easy-to-understand information about the digital brain and how it works, "high-tech" and "low-tech" strategies for everyday teaching and learning, and inspiration for creating classroom environments that will entice and encourage students at all grade levels. With this book as a guide, educators can move confidently across the digital divide to a world of new possibilities--for themselves and their students. Note: This product listing is for the reflowable (ePub) version of the book.
New and veteran teachers will find guidelines to translate the latest research on learning, memory, and the brain into effective and enjoyable classroom practice. The author provides in–depth and accessible coverage of learning theory, multiple intelligences, resilience theory, and emotional intelligence to help teachers master the complexities of teaching all the young brains in their classrooms. This invaluable text: - Helps readers understand complex concepts and translate theory into actual practice - Provides brain–compatible classroom management strategies - Features new graphic organizers, illustrations, and sidebars Discover how this journey down the yellow brick road can lead to instruction that promotes success for all young minds.
Brain-based Learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage
Author: Nicola Call
Publisher: A&C Black
The book is packed with information about brain-based learning, but is easily accessible with great illustrations - it's a book that is full of life and humour. Like ALPS, there are loads of practical ideas and suggestions, backed up by the theory of why brain-based learning works. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for any early years practitioner or parent of a preschool child who wants to know more about how children learn.' This new edition of The Thinking Child is fully updated with reference to the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Every Child Matters. The book considers the most recent research into the brain and learning, and offers practical advice on how to reflect these findings across the whole range of early years provision in schools and other settings This new edition contains guidance on current challenges facing practitioners, such as dealing with stressed and over-scheduled children, the philosophy and benefits of including every child and how to address practical issues that might arise in different settings The authors offer practical advice on implementing statutory requirements, maintaining a balance between child-initiated and adult-led activities and making the most of existing resources
Join David Sousa for a dynamic 42-minute presentation in which he brings the concepts of How the Brain Learns to life . . . and gives specific examples of how brain-based learning can be put to use in your classroom. Charts, diagrams, and David Sousa's own clear and engaging style begin the presentation . . . and three separate examples of the theories themselves are shown through in-the-classroom footage, where theory becomes practice. It's an involving and useful new approach to this vital material, structured in a way that makes it a valuable tool for self-learning and an essential part of a larger professional development program for teachers and administrators alike.
Brain Based Learning Elementary and Middle School Math
Author: James Paicopolos
Math Made Easy uses the application of brain science to achieve math excellence and overall school success by increasing your child's overall ability to learn. Through a combination of nutrition, motor, and brain-based math activities gains in executive brain function and learning ability are realized while at the same time your child masters the next math topic. This is done by increasing the ability to control, coordinate, and regulate learning and behavior through the application of Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the neural networks of the brain to transform through growth, restructuring, and repetition. Students participate in a series of math exercises designed to improve the following: 1.Sustained Attention2.Working Memory3.Speed of Information Processing4.Ability to rapidly learn and retain new information5.Ability to recognize and design new patterns6.Simultaneous AttentionThe program is responsive to each child's learning abilities by reducing frustration and learning blocks. Math made easy is especially helpful to children with autism, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and other learning disabilities.
Utilization of technology in secondary schools is varied and depends on the training and interest of the individual instructors. Even though technology has advanced way beyond its utilitarian roots of being viewed solely by educators as a useful machine for teachers to key exams and worksheets on, there are still many secondary educators who still only view it as such. These educators have not recognized the growing role that technology is taking on in today's classrooms of being a cognitive tool that when partnered with learning theory can help educators enhance learning and maximize the learning potential of their students. As a teacher education professor, I was experiencing this lack of acceptance of technology's new role in my students. When I asked them if they utilized technology in their classrooms, they would say that, of course they do. Then, when I would ask them how they utilized it, they would say, to type exams, worksheets, and have their students type papers. They do not utilize it as a cognitive tool to enhance learning. Concerned with this phenomenon, I proposed to find and research teachers who did recognize and utilize technology as a cognitive tool to enhance learning for their students. My search resulted in an investigation of instructors who believed in and implemented Brain-Based Learning with technological support and had positive results. The primary question guiding this study was, "How is Brain-Based Learning with technological support being implemented by selected teachers in their classrooms?" The corollary questions included: What is the nature of the environment, that is, the classroom, in a Brain-Based Learning environment utilizing technology? What is the role of the instructor in a Brain-Based Learning classroom utilizing technology? What is the role of the students in a Brain-Based Learning classroom utilizing technology? What are the roles of the school administrator and technology coordinator in the Brahers when utilizing Brain-Based Learning with technological support in the classrooms and how can these problems be overcome?
Establishing the parameters and goals of the new field of mind, brain, and education science. A groundbreaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in “brain-based teaching” has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the clamor for help in identifying what information could and should apply in classrooms with confidence, and what information is simply commercial hype. Combining an exhaustive review of the literature, as well as interviews with over twenty thought leaders in the field from six different countries, this book describes the birth and future of this new and groundbreaking discipline. Mind, Brain, and Education Science looks at the foundations, standards, and history of the field, outlining the ways that new information should be judged. Well-established information is elegantly separated from “neuromyths” to help teachers split the wheat from the chaff in classroom planning, instruction and teaching methodology.
Using what We Know about Learning to Improve Teaching
Author: Laura Erlauer
Did you know that the best time to learn something new is during the first two hours after you wake up and the last two hours before you go to sleep? Did you know that stressing key points in color can boost memory retention by 25 percent? Author Laura Erlauer has studied brain research and applied it to classroom teaching in a way that is both intuitive and scientific. Synthesizing recent research exploring how the brain works, she explains how students' emotions and stress affect their ability to learn, how the physical classroom environment influences learning, and what forms of assessment work best. Drawing on her experience as a teacher and principal, Erlauer summarizes current brain research and shows how teachers can use this knowledge in the classroom every day. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including * The most effective use of collaborative learning; * Simple ways to keep the attention of your students for the whole class period; * Keys to involving students in decision making to increase their engagement and achievement; * Ways to make lesson content relevant to motivate students; and * Things every teacher can to do limit stress in the classroom and school environment. Each chapter provides examples from real classrooms, showing how the research can be used to improve student learning. The ideas and strategies presented are from a variety of grade levels and subject areas and can be used immediately to create a classroom where students can reach their full potential.
Lessons from Neuroscience on Cultivating Curiosity, Metacognition, Empathy, and Brain Plasticity
Author: Kathryn Fishman-Weaver
Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Studentscombines relevant research in neuroscience with engaging activities for gifted elementary students in grades 3-6. This book: Teaches how development and learning processes happen in the brain. Helps students and teachers explore specific brain-based concepts together. Includes a concise research overview on why each concept works and matters. Offers extension ideas to deepen the activities and strategies for applying each concept to other content areas. Aligns to gifted programming standards. Through the lessons in this book, students will learn how to cultivate curiosity, neuroplasticity, metacognition, empathy, and well-being. Grounded in research on the latest findings in neuroscience, this book empowers gifted education teachers with relevant information on brain-based learning.