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Brain-Compatible Strategies

Second Edition
By: Eric P. Jensen
Whether or not teachers are new to brain-compatible teaching, this reader-friendly revision offers creative and ready-to-use ideas for motivating, inspiring, and encouraging your students.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781890460419
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2004
  • Page Count: 96
  • Publication date: February 16, 2004

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Formerly a publication of The Brain Store

Want to add some spice to your lesson plans? This revised edition of Brain-Compatible Strategies is full of creative, ready-to-use ideas to motivate, inspire, and encourage your students.

If you are a novice just getting started with brain-compatible teaching, or a practiced veteran looking for ready-to-implement ideas, this book is for you. It's 90% action steps and 10% background and theory. With its plain-language instructions and easy-to-implement activities, this resource will be one of your most thumbed-through references.



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Eric P. Jensen

Eric Jensen is a former teacher who grew up in San Diego, California. With a Ph.D. in Human Development, he synthesizes brain research and develops practical applications for educators.

He is listed among the top 30 educators in the world at GlobalGurus.org. Dr. Jensen has authored over 30 books, including Different Brains, Different Learners, Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain, Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind, and Poor Students Rich Students. Dr. Jensen co-founded an academic enrichment program held in 14 countries with over 75,000 graduates. He is a member of the invitation-only Society for Neuroscience and the President’s Club at Salk Institute of Biological Studies.

Dr. Jensen provides conference speaking and trainings that can be found at
jensenlearning.com. Or, contact: eric@jensenlearning.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Using this book

Activity List


Activate the Young-at-Heart Brain

Greater Meaning from Multiple Contexts

Specific Feedback Accelerates Learning

All Work and No Play

Learning with Feeling

Escape from the Sacred "Learning Box"

Remove Barriers to Learning

Active Learning

Learn by De-Briefing Failures

Integrated, Contextual Curriculum

Ball Toss Boosts Thinking

Let Learners Create Their Own Meaning

Cross Laterals "Unstick" Learning

More Questions Than Answers

Challenge the Brain

Engage the Spatial-Episodic Memory

Active Learning II

Visuals & Peripherals Impact Learning

The Real Power of Music

Break the Monotony with Novelty & Fun

March the Brain to Learning Success

Add Good Stress, Eliminate Bad Stress

Playing Games Grows Brains

The Cycle of Learning

Motor Brain Activators

Reinforcement and the Brain

Strengthen Learning with Reviews

Non-Conscious Messages are Powerful

Gender and Learning Styles

Active Learning III

Curriculum and the Developing Brain

Schedule Brain Breaks!

Replace Rewards & Bribes with Desire

Discipline Strategies that Make Sense

The Chemistry of Choice

Hollywood, Here I Come!

Reduce Common Forms of Perceived Threat

Increase "By-Product" Learning

Learning with Both Sides of the Brain

Grow Out, Not Fill Up

Learning Is Messy

Trigger Learning

Groups Are OK, Labels Are Not

Don't Trigger Helpless Learning States

Welcome to Center Stage!

Simon Says Lives Again

Finding the Challenges

Stimulate Input, Not Just Output

The Importance of Beginnings and Endings

1...2...3...Switch Jobs!

Cycles of Learning

Multiple Strategies for Better Recall

Hydration Supports Learning

The Power of Models and Mapping

Why Use Aromas in Learning?

Let the Brain Nibble at New Ideas

Active Breaks

Eat Better to Improve Learning

Better Learning with Unguided Discussions

Enriched Environments Support Learning

S-A-T: Not Just Another Exam!

Brain Activators for the Visual Cortex

Give Learners Environmental Options

How to Grab the Brain's Attention

Laugh and Learn

Use the Mind-Body Library of Knowledge

Student Seating Matters

Too Hot to Learn?

Brighter Learning Prospects

Acoustics and Learning

Time to Settle In

Setting Goals Improves Performance

Make Unforgettable Memories

Encourage Faster Learning with Pre-Exposure

Do Learners Know What They Know?

Smart Activators for the Auditory Cortex


Suggested Resources for Further Reading

About the Author



Price: $28.95
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