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Teaching with the brain in mind

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2005.
Series: Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.
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Jensen, Eric, 1950-
Teaching with the brain in mind.
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, ©2005
(DLC) 2005002844
(OCoLC)57577419
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Jensen
ISBN: 141660264X 9781416602644 9781416600305 1416600302 9781416602668 1416602666 9781416602651 1416602658
OCLC Number: 62102809
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 186 pages) : illustrations, digital.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Meet your amazing brain --
Basic brain anatomy. How the brain changes over time. Cooperation and competition in the brain. How the brain learns --
Preparing the brain for school --
What to do to get a child's brain ready for school. Sensitive periods in brain development. Developing social and emotional skills. The importance of nutrition. The dynamic teenage brain --
Rules we learn by --
Increasing student engagement. Variations on repetition. The importance of prior knowledge and mental models. Taking advantage of the body's natural rhythms. The role of hormones. Trial-and-error learning. How positive and negative emotions affect the brain --
Movement and learning --
The mind-body link. How exercise affects cognition. The importance of play, recess, and physical education --
Emotional states --
Why emotions are now "mainstream." How emotions are processed in the brain. The power of emotional states. How to influence emotional states --
Physical environments for learning --
Why research on the physical environment has spawned new interest among neuroscientists. How seating, temperature, lighting, noise, and overall building design affect learning. Factors to consider for designing smarter schools --
Managing the social brain --
How social interaction affects the brain and cognition. The impact of stress, bonding, bias, and peer pressure. How to make school a more positive social experience --
Motivation and engagement --
Common causes of demotivation. The brain's reaction to rewards. The nature of intrinsic motivation. Tools for motivation. The supercamp model --
Critical thinking skills --
How gender, culture, disorders, and life experience shape a unique brain. How the brain tackles problem solving. How the brain's maturation process affects learning. How the brain adapts to changing circumstances --
Memory and recall --
Links between memory and survival. How the brain encodes and maintains memory. The different kinds of memory. Ways to enhance memory retrieval --
Brain-based teaching --
What to do before, during, and after teaching to take full advantage of what we know about the brain and learning --
Schools with the brain in mind --
Connecting brain research to curriculum, assessment, and staff development --
Supporting good instruction and good instructors. Change with the brain in mind.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: Eric Jensen.
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Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

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