Brain Matters

Author: Patricia Wolfe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612386
Size: 73.37 MB
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Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how the brain learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational decisions. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Patricia Wolfe clarifies how we can effectively match teaching practice with brain functioning. Encompassing the most recent and relevant research and knowledge, this edition also includes three entirely new chapters that examine brain development from birth through adolescence and identify the impact of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain. Brain Matters begins with a "mini-textbook" on brain anatomy and physiology, bringing the biology of the brain into context with teaching and learning. Wolfe describes how the brain encodes, manipulates, and stores information, and she proposes implications that recent research has for practice--why meaning is essential for attention, how emotion can enhance or impede learning, and how different types of rehearsal are necessary for different types of learning. Finally, Wolfe introduces and examines practical classroom applications and brain-compatible teaching strategies that take advantage of simulations, projects, problem-based learning, graphic organizers, music, active engagement, and mnemonics. These strategies are accompanied by actual classroom scenarios--spanning the content areas and grade levels from lower elementary to high school--that help teachers connect theory with practice.

Brain Matters

Author: Pat Wolfe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416610677
Size: 49.46 MB
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Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how the brain learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational decisions. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Patricia Wolfe clarifies how we can effectively match teaching practice with brain functioning. Encompassing the most recent and relevant research and knowledge, this edition also includes three entirely new chapters that examine brain development from birth through adolescence and identify the impact of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain. Brain Matters begins with a "mini-textbook" on brain anatomy and physiology, bringing the biology of the brain into context with teaching and learning. Wolfe describes how the brain encodes, manipulates, and stores information, and she proposes implications that recent research has for practice--why meaning is essential for attention, how emotion can enhance or impede learning, and how different types of rehearsal are necessary for different types of learning. Finally, Wolfe introduces and examines practical classroom applications and brain-compatible teaching strategies that take advantage of simulations, projects, problem-based learning, graphic organizers, music, active engagement, and mnemonics. These strategies are accompanied by actual classroom scenarios--spanning the content areas and grade levels from lower elementary to high school--that help teachers connect theory with practice.

A Toolkit Of Brain Compatible Strategies

Author: Patricia Wolfe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619712
Size: 57.80 MB
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This chapter from the second edition of Brain Matters, by Patricia Wolfe, presents classroom strategies to help students in grades K–12 learn and retain information about the nature and rules of language and mathematics and about the world in general. These strategies include various writing tools, mnemonics, peer teaching, and hands-learning activities.

Informal Learning

Author: Jay Cross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111804696X
Size: 53.97 MB
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Most learning on the job is informal. This book offers advice on how to support, nurture, and leverage informal learning and helps trainers to go beyond their typical classes and programs in order to widen and deepen heir reach. The author reminds us that we live in a new, radically different, constantly changing, and often distracting workplace. He guides us through the plethora of digital learning tools that workers are now accessing through their computers, PDAs, and cell phones.

Teaching To The Brain S Natural Learning Systems

Author: Barbara K. Given
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871205696
Size: 44.40 MB
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Uses the brain's five major learning systems--emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective--to provide a framework for designing lessons and determining teaching approaches.

Brain Matters

Author: Margie Meacham
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781508722137
Size: 35.94 MB
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If you had the chance to be with DaVinci, Galileo or Curie at their greatest moment of discovery, would you take it?If you said “yes,” then you're in luck. The human race is embarking on a great adventure; we are discovering how the brain works by watching it in the very act of cognition. Neuroscientists are starting to unlock the code that makes the brain works, giving educators, teachers, corporate trainers and mentors new tools to help people learn.In a series of short essays, Margie Meacham leads the reader inside the human brain and links scientific discoveries to practical applications for anyone who wants to help people learn. A self-described scholar-practitioner, Margie uses brain science in her instructional consulting practice based in Phoenix, AZ. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

12 Brain Mind Learning Principles In Action

Author: Renate Nummela Caine
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332188
Size: 28.68 MB
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Raise the bar with the best of what is known about how the brain/mind learns Higher-order skills such as critical thinking, planning, decision-making and persistence are the key to success for today’s students. Fully revised to respond to the Common Core and other timely developments, this indispensable guide builds the bridge from brain research to classroom practice. The updated third edition offers More strategies to deeply engage students and build foundational learning skills Guidance on peer-based professional development through Process Learning Circles Reflective questions and checklists for assessing progress Updated, real-life examples Bridge research to practice through these innovative strategies to create a school environment where students and faculty learn and thrive.

Early Childhood Assessment

Author: Carol S. Lidz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471269301
Size: 48.53 MB
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A new guide to conducting more comprehensive and meaningful psychological assessments of young children Early Childhood Assessment presents a thorough, step-by-step approach to the comprehensive psychological assessment of young children. In addition to covering major psychological tests, this invaluable resource includes specific guidelines and formats for interviewing parents and other caregivers, observing children and caregiver-child interaction, conducting dynamic assessments, writing reports, and evaluating outcomes of recommended interventions. Dr. Lidz's approach encourages a broad range of observation with an overarching objective of completing a picture of the "whole" child, from family life to social-emotional and neuropsychological functioning. She leads the reader through each step of a comprehensive assessment, touching on the major data sources necessary for a full understanding of the child within different environments. Throughout the book, Dr. Lidz advocates best assessment practices that reflect the interests of children and families. Features useful information on: * Conducting initial interviews and observations for setting the course of the assessment * Using standardized and nonstandardized approaches to generate both qualitative and quantitative data * Viewing children and families within their cultural contexts * Integrating assessment data sources to generate meaningful recommendations and readable reports Plus: * Includes unique chapters on play, observation of parent-child and teacher-child interactions, and dynamic assessment Early Childhood Assessment is a valuable tool for professionals and students who are concerned about the richness and complexity of children's development within their families and communities.

Multiple Intelligences

Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465018222
Size: 47.76 MB
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Explains the concept of multiple intelligences, describes educational applications of the theory, and discusses its implications for future trends in teaching

Teaching Students To Drive Their Brains

Author: Donna Wilson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622144
Size: 66.90 MB
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Research suggests that metacognition is key to higher student achievement, but studies of classroom practice indicate that few students are taught to use metacognition and the supporting cognitive strategies that make learning easier. You can teach metacognition to your students, so why wouldn’t you? This book shows you how. Metacognition is a tool that helps students unlock their brain’s amazing power and take control of their learning. Educational researchers and professional developers Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers have been exploring and using the explicit teaching of metacognition for years, and in this book they share a practical way to teach preK–12 students how to drive their brains by promoting the following practices: * Adopt an optimistic outlook toward learning, * Set goals, * Focus their attention, * Monitor their progress, and * Engage in practices that enhance cognitive flexibility. Wilson and Conyers explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today’s rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains. Sample lessons show these ideas in a variety of classroom settings, and sections on professional practice help you incorporate these tools (and share them with colleagues and parents) so that you are teaching for and with metacognition.