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Different Brains, Different Learners

How to Reach the Hard to Reach
Second Edition
By: Eric P. Jensen

Updated throughout and packed with powerful strategies, this second edition demonstrates how students with learning difficulties can improve brain function and raise achievement scores.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12, Elementary, Secondary
  • ISBN: 9781412965026
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2009
  • Page Count: 208
  • Publication date: November 16, 2009

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"Jensen truly understands what educators need to know to provide the opportunities for success that every child needs."
—Gerard Dery, Principal
Nessacus Regional Middle School, Dalton, MA

"This is the book that teachers will keep by their desk for quick reference, ideas, inspiration, and hope."
—Mary Beth Cary, Teacher
Worth County Primary School, Sylvester, GA

Give hard-to-reach students the tools for lifelong success and watch test scores improve!

Different learners have different ways of learning, but when students are exposed to chronic stress, trauma, or drugs, or when a student's brain is impacted by developmental delays, abnormality, or chemical imbalances, academic achievement is threatened. Educators need to be able to understand the symptoms and make appropriate adjustments in the classroom.

Updated throughout and packed with powerful tools and strategies to help learners improve brain function, this full-color guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more With this reference, teachers can guide students with learning difficulties more effectively and be able to:        

  • Recognize the most common conditions that challenge learners
  • Accommodate the specific learning needs of students with learning impairments
  • Minimize disruptions for other students

The second edition of Different Brains, Different Learners helps teachers become facilitators of successful interventions that can turn at-risk students into confident achievers!



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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



About the Author



1. Understanding Different Brains

2. The Brain's Key Operating Systems

3. The Argumentative Learner: Oppositional Defiant Disorder

4. The Resigned Learner: Learned Helplessness

5. The Out-of-Control Learner: Conduct Disorder

6. The Demotivated Learner: Stress Disorders

7. The Troubled Learner: Depression

8. The Isolated Learner: Pervasive Developmental Disorders

9. The Challenged Learner: Learning Delayed

10. The Confused Learner: Dyscalculia

11. The Unsound Learner: Central Auditory Processing Disorder

12. The Impulsive Learner: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

13. The Frustrated Learner: Dyslexia






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