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.
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention. That's the promise of brain-based learning, which draws insights from neurology, psychology, technology, and other fields. Bringing this information to the classroom can help teachers engage diverse learners, offer effective feedback that leads to deeper understanding, and create a rich learning environment that attends to students' social and emotional needs along with their developing brains. In this guide, teachers get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, a reading list, and a variety of resources to help them learn more about this fascinating field. A bonus project that will get students thinking critically about thinking is also included. The top six tips for brain-based learning are: (1) Create a safe climate for learning; (2) Encourage a growth mind-set; (3) Emphasize feedback; (4) Get bodies and brains in gear; (5) Start early; and (6) Embrace the power of novelty. A list of resources is included.
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
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
The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of brain-based learning approach on attitudes and motivation levels in 8th grade students' science classes. The main reason for examining attitudes and motivation levels, the effect of the short-term motivation, attitude shows the long-term effect. The pre/post-test control group research model was used in this study. The research was conducted with one experimental group and two control groups in 2011-2012 academic years. Totally 57 students, 19 in experimental group, 19 in each control groups participated in this research. The study took place during the teaching of "cell division and heredity" with the science class. In the experimental group, students were taught according to the current science and technology curriculum. As a result, using brain-based learning approach the experimental group's success was found to be significant differences in favour of the experimental group. Brain-based learning approach used in the experimental group's achievement test scores of control group's achievement was determined to be statistically significant difference in favour of the experimental group. (Contains 21 tables.).
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.
Educators looking for proven methods to introduce brain-compatible instruction into K–12 classrooms will find invaluable assistance in this easy-to-read, engaging resource. The author helps teachers understand how the brain, mind, and body function in the learning process, demonstrates methods to reinforce students' memory and concentration, and illustrates ways to enhance learners' outcomes across a broad range of skills. This flexible guide converts the latest findings on brain research into fun and effective techniques for reducing behavioral distractions in class, improving academic performance, and strengthening teachers' instructional skills. Within a holistic brain-based teaching model, this practical book offers: • 40 brain-friendly tools for improving learning and test results • A brain-based review feature that helps readers evaluate and modify the tools to meet students' needs • Stimulating quotes and motivational proverbs for inspiration • Stories, songs, poems, and anecdotes woven throughout the text This guide is ideal for empowering students and helping them take ownership of their learning.
Encouraging high standards and expectations for all students, "Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities: Research-Based Practices" goes beyond other methods texts by personally connecting education professionals with the knowledge, tools, and practical strategies to be effective in today's diverse classrooms. Reflecting the latest laws, legislation, and standards, this text includes all the core concepts and best practices for teaching and learning both functional and academic skills for students with learning and behavioral problems. Features of the Text: Each chapter includes "Considering Diversity" features with specific advice, guidelines, and practices when working with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Specific content-area chapters based on national performance standards provide specific and balanced strategies that promote learning for students in elementary through secondary schools. "Using Technology" features focus on a variety of low-tech and high-tech materials, assistive technology devices, and software that can be used when teaching students with mild and moderate disabilities. Numerous content-rich examples of traditional and contemporary approaches to teaching show educators how to teach in inclusive to self-contained classrooms. The "Research to Practice" boxes further highlight current research and how curriculum and instruction can be used in the various environments. Offering a consistent format, this text links assessment, planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation through effective collaboration and working with families and other professionals. Located at http: //www.prenhall.com/cohen, the user-friendly Companion Website provides online resources for professors as well as students and is truly integrated throughout Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities: Research-Based Practices.
Create a high-achieving, joyful learning environment informed by brain-based research! In this thoroughly updated bestseller, seasoned educator Martha Kaufeldt helps teachers understand and apply current findings in neuroscience research to all aspects of their classroom practice, from behavior management to curriculum design. Using what we know about how the brain learns optimally, this resource provides practical guidance on how to create a learner-centered classroom, including: Setting up a classroom Establishing routines and procedures Fostering students’ intellectual curiosity Reducing learned helplessness in students Developing students’ respect for one another’s cultural and educational backgrounds Building a classroom community
Discover the link between physical activity and academic success! Research shows that regular physical activity helps children perform better in school. This inspiring book illustrates how to integrate movement within classroom instruction, ranging from short activity breaks to curriculum-enhancing games. Readers will find: User-friendly, research-based information on how physical activity affects the brain Hundreds of movement activities that can be easily implemented in the classroom, including many requiring two minutes or less Discussion of how movement can contribute to classroom management and community Case studies showing how combining physical activity and academics contributes to successful learning
Book helps teachers promote reading for understanding and enable their students to become autonomous learners. Combining discussion of theory with successful strategies and practical applications, Richardson and Morgan show how to develop children's appreciation of reading as an active learning tool for every subject they study.
A Complete Teaching and Management System Just imagine how it would feel if you could cut your busy time in half and double the effectiveness of your teaching time. This book is gives you the clear step-by-step teaching methodology process of exactly how to implement a fully integrated active brain based learning and teaching system that brings stellar teaching success. This series gives you all the tools you need so your students become wholly engaged, learn fully and deeply, and have great behavior because they want to be in your class. Teaching is hard isn't it? First you spend hours preparing for class. With your hard work complete and ready to teach, you realize you have to also be a disciplinarian, motivator, and counselor! Of course you didn't start teaching to become a disciplinarian, you did it to help kids learn and make the world a better place - right? You have probably looked at lots of teaching methods, teaching techniques and classroom management systems such as learning modalities, multiple intelligences and flipped classroom only to find that they just added many extra hours onto your already busy schedule with little or no real results except you being even more exhausted. So what are your options? Of course you can just keep on "battling on" doing what you do now. You can research and do trial and error to find a better way. Or you can learn from the dedicated efforts of a complete school faculty and staff team that has already been there. Sound good? Let me give you a little of what you will learn You will learn how to: - Optimize your student's understanding and learning. - Optimize your student's retention: Short term, working memory, long term memory. - Involve your students with engaged, active, and joyful learning. - Have the class that all the students in the school fight to get into! - Reduce your workload and stress so much you will love teaching every day! We were faced with a dismally failing school. Out of desperation the best teaching methods, classroom management techniques, ideas and education theory were sifted and distilled to build a successful teaching model for personal development and classroom success. There were no rock star teachers or over the top techies; just a dedicated team that needed something that would work for everyone in every classroom from physics to literature from 1st grade to 12th grade. We found a better way and now want to give it to you. What we did and how you can do it is inside.
The Sixth Edition of "Learning Disabilities: Characteristics, Identification, and Teaching Strategies "presents guidelines for using Response to Intervention (RTI) as an eligibility tool and as differentiated instruction for the general education class. Detailed coverage of the most up-to-date classroom practices, the latest research, and critical issues are also presented. Using the author s nearly thirty years of experience in working with children and adolescents who have learning disabilities, this new edition presents the latest research and information on learning disabilities in each developmental area. It focuses on identification and eligibility issues, incorporating the newly released rules and regulations on RTI, IDEA 2004, and the No Child Left Behind legislation. The text stresses both the characteristics of students with learning disabilities and classroom-tested instructional strategies. With up-to-date content, this practical guide also offers insight into practical educational concerns from a teacher s perspective, as well as the relevant scholarship. Highlights of the Sixth Edition: Emphasizes RTI as an assessment option and provides a detailed example of how to complete a response to intervention (Chapter 5). Includes specifics of the IDEA 2004 laws and regulations that became effective in August, 2006. These will drastically reform the field of LD within two years! (Chapters 1-5). Contains research-based reading strategies, as emphasized in the No Child Left Behind legislation (Chapter 6). "
This inquiry project examines brain-based research and how to apply findings to increase student engagement and learning in a Stanwood High School vocational education Career Chooices course. The inquiry focuses on adolescent learning; best practice teaching skills; and problem-based learning as a possible teaching strategy to connect real world experience to the classroom and to provide students with the skills necessary for the world of work. Strategies were evaluated for their potential to help students meet State Career and Technical Education course standards and grade level expectations in writing skills. Results showed a need for strengthening teaching methods and classroom management to meet the needs of diverse learners. In addition, the inquiry showed that the student centered, collaborative problem-based learning model had real potential for a Career Choices Class but that students would need to be taught the skills they needed to fully utilize problem-based learning.
Bring a fresh perspective to your classroom Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students by Their Brain, Third Edition integrates practical strategies and engaging advice for new and experienced teachers. Whether you are preparing for your first year of teaching or have been working in the classroom for decades, this conversational book provides you with answers to the essential questions that you face as an educator—how to engage students, encourage self-directed learning, differentiate instruction, and create dynamic lessons that nurture critical thinking and strategic problem solving. This updated edition includes expanded material that touches on Project-Based Learning, brain-based teaching, creating smooth transitions, integrating Common Core into the classroom, and other key subject areas. Questions for reflection at the end of each chapter help you leverage this resource in book groups, professional development courses, and in both undergraduate and graduate classes. The art of teaching is one that evolves with changing educational standards and best practices; to be the most effective teacher possible, daily self-reflection is critical, along with a need to see things from a different perspective. This means we must step outside the box—moving our focus from 'fixing' the students when a problem arises to helping a teacher improve his or her practice. Improve classroom management, discipline, motivation, and morale Explore strategies for arranging your classroom, engaging students, and avoiding the misbehavior cycle Create an environment where students learn and teachers teach Leverage insight from teachers and students Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students by Their Brain, Third Edition is an essential resource for teachers at any stage in their careers.