Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning (2nd Revised edition)
By: Eric P. Jensen (author)Hardback
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''Formerly a publication of The Brain Store This teacher-friendly resource will introduce you to the key principles of brain-compatible teaching and learning. In an easy-to-read format, this handbook demonstrates just how simple it is to improve student motivation and performance by learning how the brain works.
Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation's first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I. Background You NeedIntroductionWhat Is Brain-Compatible Learning?The Old and New of ItWhen Brain Research Is Applied to the Classroom, Everything Will ChangeChange Can Be EasyWe're Not in Kansas AnymoreWhere's the Proof?Tools for Exploring the BrainTen Reasons to Care About the Research?The Evolution of Brain ModelsBe a Brain-Smart Consumer: Recognizing Good ResearchAction or Theory: Who Wants to Read All That Research?Excellent Sources of ResearchFun Factoids on the BrainWhat's in the Human BrainBrain TeaserThe Brain DividedThe Brain ConnectedBrain GeographyBrain "Cell"ebration: Far-out Facts About Brain CellsLearning Happens... But How?Are Today's Kids Different?Boys' and Girls' Brain DifferencesLearning Disabilities: Different BrainsThe Cranial Soup Bowl: Understanding the Chemicals in Our BrainsPart II. The Foundation for Teaching Is Principles, Not StrategiesWhat Are the Principles?Principle 1: The Principle of Change: Brain Is Dynamic, Not Fixed Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 2: The Principle of Variety: All Brains Are Unique Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 3: The Principle of Maturation: Developmental Sensitivity Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 4: The Principle of Culture: We Have a "Social Brain" Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 5: The Principle of Connectivity: The Brain Is an Integrated "System of Systems" Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 6: The Principle of Memory Malleability Implications for EducatorsPrinciple 7: The Principle of Resource ConsumptionNecessity for ProcessingPart III. So What; Now What?Asking Big Questions: What's in a Brain-Compatible Curriculum?Brain-Compatible Test-Taking Success StrategiesSystemic Change: The Next LevelBig Picture Analysis: Transformation HappensAction Research Makes a DifferenceThe Learning CommunityWhat's Next?Appendix A: Brain-Smart Resources and SupportAppendix B: Glossary of Brain TerminologyReferencesIndex
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