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Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns, 3rd Edition

A powerful staff development tool for applying brain research in the classroom--can be used for half-day, one-day, and two-day workshops.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781412937382
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2006
  • Page Count: 56
  • Publication date: February 24, 2006

Price: $21.95

Price: $21.95
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Guide your staff to a clear understanding of cognitive research and its practical applications for the classroom!

This essential training guide to the new third edition of David Sousa's How the Brain Lerans, Third Edition provides staff developers and turnkey teachers with the tools necessary to facilitate a workshop or study group based on the bestselling book. Chapter-by-chapter topics focus on brain research that relates to teaching and learning and how this research can be translated into practical classroom strategies, and explore in depth

  • Basic brain facts
  • Information processing
  • Memory, retention, and learning
  • Transfer of knowledge
  • Hemispheric preferences and teaching to the whole brain
  • Creativity
  • Higher-order thinking skills

Key activities from the book include engaging in action research, determining sensory preferences, developing mnemonics, using metaphors to enhance knowledge transfer, making a concept map, putting the arts into lessons, differentiating complexity and difficulty, and putting lesson components together.

Highlights for the facilitator include

  • Chapter summaries
  • Supplemental information
  • Discussion questions
  • Timed activities
  • Journal writing exercises
  • Sample workshop agendas
  • Sample workshop evaluation form

The Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, helps you effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Sousa's work in a number of different settings. Now you can help guide your faculty and colleagues to a better understanding and application of the most current cognitive research available for educators!
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David A. Sousa

DR. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than twenty books that suggest ways educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the preK–12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than two hundred thousand educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Dr. Sousa has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, a master of arts in teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science and served as a K–12 director of science, supervisor of instruction, and district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University for ten years and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University.

Prior to his career in New Jersey, Dr. Sousa taught at the American School of Paris (France) and served for five years as a foreign service officer and science advisor at the US diplomatic missions in Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals on professional development, science education, and educational research. His most popular books for educators include How the Brain Learns, now in its sixth edition; How the Special Needs Brain Learns, second edition; How the Gifted Brain Learns; How the Brain Learns to Read, second edition; How the Brain Influences Behavior; How the ELL Brain Learns; Differentiation and the Brain, second edition (with Carol Tomlinson); and How the Brain Learns Mathematics, second edition, which was selected by the Independent Book Publishers Association as one of the best professional development books. The Leadership Brain suggests ways for educators to lead today’s schools more effectively. Dr. Sousa’s books have been published in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, and several other languages. His book Brainwork: The Neuroscience Behind How We Lead Others is written for business and organizational leaders.

Dr. Sousa is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now called Learning Forward). He has received numerous awards from professional associations, school districts, and educational foundations for his commitment to research, staff development, and science education. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from Bridgewater State University and an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Gratz College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sousa has been interviewed on the NBC Today show, by other television programs, and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Author


How to Use This Guide

Chapter-By-Chapter Study Guide for How the Brain Learns (3rd Edition) by David A. Sousa


Chapter 1: Basic Brain Facts

Chapter 2: How the Brain Processes Information

Chapter 3: Memory, Retention, and Learning

Chapter 4: The Power of Transfer

Chapter 5: Brain Specialization and Learn

Chapter 6: The Brain and the Arts

Chapter 7: Thinking Skills and Learning

Chapter 8: Putting It All Together

Sample Workshop Agendas

Half-Day Workshop Agenda

One-Day Workshop Agenda

Two-day Workshop Agenda

Workshop Evaluation Form

Price: $21.95
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For Instructors

This book is not available as a review copy.