Looking for a handy reference with a good balance of theory and practice? This fully cited resource translates the latest research into easy-to-implement action steps that will increase your effectiveness. Each of the brief articles summarizes exciting discoveries about the brain and learning while translating them into practical classroom applications. Learning Smarter covers a variety of material in small, digestible chunks. Included within each chapter are specific tips for boosting cognition, improving test scores, and encouraging student achievement. Each of the nearly one hundred reader-friendly briefs ends with a complete list of references for additional fact finding.
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.
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