A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Enhancing Cognitive and Social Development Through Collaborative Classroom Management (2nd Revised edition
By: Robert Sylwester (author)Paperback
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Praise for the First Edition: 'Should be required reading for students of education, teachers, and administrators. I would encourage educators for form book study groups to read, study, reflect, and apply what is found here' - Jerry Tollefson, Principal, Marquette Elementary School, Madison. Using research findings from the cognitive neurosciences and a view of the classroom as an ecological system of checks and balances, the author takes the reader into the modern K-12 classroom, reaffirming his belief that students should collaborate with their teachers in classroom management decisions whenever possible.
Robert Sylwester is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon who focuses on the educational implications of new developments in science and technology. He has written 20 books and curricular programs and 200+ journal articles. His most recent books are The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (2007, Corwin Press) and How to Explain a Brain: An Educator's Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes (2005, Corwin Press). He received two Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Education Press Association of America for his syntheses of cognitive science research, published in Educational Leadership. He has made 1600+ conference and staff development presentations on educationally significant developments in brain/stress theory and research. Sylwester wrote a monthly column for the Internet journal, Brain Connection, throughout its 2000-2009 existence, and is now a regular contributor to the Information Age Education Newsletter (http://i-a-e.org/).
Preface About the Author 1. The Cultural Foundations of Classroom Management Democracy and Education 21st-Century Challenges Collaborative Classroom Management 2. The Biological Foundations of Classroom Management Three Forms of Biological Inquiry Key Biological Concepts Cells and Classrooms 3. The Marvelous Interdependent Bodybrain That Schools Seek to Manage The Principal Brain Systems From Jungle to Classroom in Search of a Model 4. Collaboratively Expending Energy: Who's In Charge? Childbirth, Childhood, and Classrooms From Potential to Kinetic Energy Self-Esteem, Impulsivity, and Aggression Suggested Activities 5. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Space Mapping Cognitive, City, and Classroom Space How Many People Can You Stuff Into a Classroom? A Classroom Is a Created World Surrounded by a Leaky Wall Cauliflower in the Classroom Suggested Activities 6. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Time Life Span: Two Developmental Decades A Year's Curricular Time A Day in the Life Suggested Activities 7. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Movement Physical Movement Change as Psychological Movement Suggested Activities 8. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Range Biologically Possible Ranges Culturally Appropriate Ranges In the End References and Supplementary Readings Index
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