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Brain-based teaching boosts cognitive functioning and fosters the joy of learning. This new edition of the bestseller provides an evidence-based approach that reveals how the brain learns best.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781544364544
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2020
- Page Count: 240
- Publication date: April 03, 2020
Learn how to teach like a pro and have fun, too!
The more you know about the brains of your students, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching gives you the tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher and trainer Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. Based on findings from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, you will find:
- In-depth, relevant insights about the impact of relationships, the senses, movement, and emotions on learning
- Savvy strategies for creating a high-quality learning environment, complete with strategies for self-care
- Teaching tools to motivate struggling students and help them succeed that can be implemented immediately
This rejuvenated classic with its easy-to-use format remains the guide to transforming your classroom into an academic, social, and emotional success story.
- Offers a set of principles for educators so they can make better decisions about how students learn best in their classrooms and schools.
- Provides jargon-free language for understanding the brain and provides learning strategies to optimize learning in the classroom
- Discusses the physiological and sensory impact on the brain and why each individual learns differently.
- Each chapter includes:
- A Chapter outline
- Boxed content of the pertinent information in the chapter
- Strategies and techniques that can immediately be implemented in the classroom or school.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
About the Authors
Part I: Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
Chapter 1: How the Brain Usually Learns
What Is Learning?
Learning’s Big Five Players
Four Types of Input: A Deeper Dive
Putting It All Together
Beyond Explicit/Declarative Input
Chapter 2: Why Each Brain Is Unique
Part II: Laying the Foundation for Learning
Chapter 3: How Our Senses Impact Learning
Senses Are Signals
Chapter 4: Relationships in the Classroom
The Biology of Relationships
Recognize and Act on Equity
Chapter 5: The Power of Neuroplasticity
The Properties of Neuroplasticity
Why the Brain Needs Plasticity
How to Foster Neuroplasticity
Part III: The Brain’s Learning Strengths
Chapter 6: How Emotions Impact Learning
Our Basic Emotions
Emotions vs. Moods vs. States
Emotions in the Brain
Creating a Positive Environment With Classroom Traditions
Chapter 7: Physical Movement and the Brain
Movement and Cognition
Movement and Emotional Self-Regulation
Movement and Health
Chapter 8: Motivation That Works
Short-Term Motivational Strategies
Long-Term Motivational Strategies
Part IV: Putting This Together in Your Classroom
Chapter 9: The Non-Conscious Learning Climate
Sense of Belonging
Feeling Hopeful and Supported
Chapter 10: Better Classroom Learning—Easy as R-C-C
C: Coherent Construction
Chapter 11: Getting Your Brain to Work With You, Not Against You: Self-Care
Vibrant Health (Physical Well-Being)
Running Your Own Brain (Emotional Well-Being)
Relationships (Social Well-Being)