Learning with the Body in Mind: The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games, and Physical Education

Learning with the Body in Mind: The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games, and Physical Education

By: Eric P. Jensen (author)Paperback

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Capitalize on the high energy that is natural to young learners! Research suggests that movement activities are an integral part of the learning process. From role plays to relays, learning is better activated when the body gets involved. Whether you're a primary school teacher or a secondary maths teacher, you'll discover how to use movement to increase intrinsic motivation, improve attitudes, strengthen memory, and boost achievement in your classroom. This highly readable book offers a valuable compendium of practical strategies backed by clinical and classroom research for engaging students at all levels.

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About Author

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.


Introduction A Note About the Research 1. The Nature of Implicit Learning To Understand It Is to Love It Ten Reasons for Increasing Implict Learning More Ways to Remember Take the Long View of Play 2. The Moving Brain Movement: The Choreography of Systems How Our Sytems Are Activated Our Key Biological Systems Interaction Patterns 3. Indoor Games What the Science Says "Chair-Man" of the Bored Perceptual-Motor/Cognition Enhancement Movement's Impact on Learning Waking Up the Brain Sensory Integration Emotional Expression Change of Body, Change of Mind The Binding Solution Settling Time Too Much, Too Fast, Won't Last Meaning Making Is State-Dependent Guidelines for Play Indoor Movement Ideas 4. Performing Arts What the Science Says Creativity Social Skills Enchancement Motivation Perceptual-Motor Enhancement Self-Discipline Cognition Emotional Intelligence Self-Esteem Performance Suggstions You Can Use Today 5. Outdoor Play and Recess What the Science Says Developing Social Skills Mind-Body State Changes Self-Esteem Spinning Is Good for the Brain Stress Reduction When "Not Learning" Is Important Cognition When Recess Isn't Working Healthy Participation Get Outside Sick Buildings, Sick Learners Motoring Up Motivation Playful Ideas You Can Use Today 6. Exercise and Fitness What the Science Says New Cells, Better Brain Self-Esteem More Efficient Learning Stress and Aggression Grades and Test Scores Perceptual-Motor Skills Healthy Heart, Healthy Body Motivation Improved Discipline Practical Exercises You Can Use Today 7. Getting a Move On: Policy Implications A Note to Policy Makers A Note to Saff Developers Where to Start Quick Guide: 65 Alll-Time Best Learning Activators Best Indoor Games Best Outdoor Games Brainy Energizers Focusing the Brain Appendix Bibliography Brain-Based Resources About the Author Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781890460075
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9781890460075
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1890460079

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