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Teaching With Superpowers

Ten Brain-Informed Practices

Unleash your inner teaching superhero

Incorporating the principles of neuroscience not only transforms the practices that take place in the classroom, but also empowers teachers, equipping them with the tools they need to feel and be successful in their work.

Written in a lighthearted, easy-to-read format, author C. Bobbi Hansen showcases the potential of brain-informed practices to empower teachers and learners alike. By centering instructional practices on research from the field of educational neuroscience, Teaching With Superpowers identifies ten “superpowers” that teachers can activate to optimize how their students’ brains take in, process, and store information. Inside you’ll find:

  • How to optimize teaching and learning by understanding the science of how students learn
  • 10 unique “superpowers” that will enhance your students’ learning, including fueling attention and engagement, promoting culturally responsive teaching, boosting long-term memory, and championing neurodiversity
  • Numerous classroom examples and resources applicable to any content area or grade level

For all educators who are passionate about helping their students succeed and maximizing their teaching potential, this is your essential guide.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071904411
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2024
  • Page Count: 152
  • Publication date: May 14, 2024

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Unleash your inner teaching superhero

Incorporating the principles of neuroscience not only transforms the practices that take place in the classroom, but also empowers teachers, equipping them with the tools they need to feel and be successful in their work.

Written in a lighthearted, easy-to-read format, author C. Bobbi Hansen showcases the potential of brain-informed practices to empower teachers and learners alike. By centering instructional practices on research from the field of educational neuroscience, Teaching With Superpowers identifies ten “superpowers” that teachers can activate to optimize how their students’ brains take in, process, and store information. Inside you’ll find:

  • How to optimize teaching and learning by understanding the science of how students learn
  • 10 unique “superpowers” that will enhance your students’ learning, including fueling attention and engagement, promoting culturally responsive teaching, boosting long-term memory, and championing neurodiversity
  • Numerous classroom examples and resources applicable to any content area or grade level

For all educators who are passionate about helping their students succeed and maximizing their teaching potential, this is your essential guide.

Author(s)

Author(s)

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C. Bobbi Hansen

Dr. C. Bobbi Hansen is an associate professor at the University of San Diego, where she was twice awarded university honors in teaching, scholarship, and service. Additionally, in 2017, she was named, San Diego Science Educator of the Year, for excellence in university science teaching. Dr. Hansen considers herself first a learner, then a teacher as she instructs preservice through graduate-level teacher education courses. Her passion is assisting teachers to better understand and utilize instructional practices that are centered on new advances in the educational neurosciences.

Dr. Hansen has previously authored or co-authored three books and numerous articles focusing on transformative instructional practices. Having been invited to speak at national and international events, she has shared this compelling information with hundreds of educators. Her message is that every one of us has billions-upon-billions of brain cells and an incalculable capacity for learning. As teachers, we are in a privileged position to convey this affirmative evidence to our students and help them uncover their unique learning capacities and talents.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Dedication


About the Author


Acknowledgements


Preface


Introduction


Activating Superpower #1: Introducing Your Superpowered Brain: Knowing How It Works


Neuroscience You Can Use

Employing this Superpower Tool in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #2: Fueling the Neurobiology of Attention and Engagement


What Makes Attention and Engagement a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower Tool in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #3: Engaging Emotions and Mindsets: Two Potent Forces


What Makes Emotions and Mindsets a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #4: Collaboration: The Brain-to-Brain Learning Boost


What Makes Collaboration a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #5: Making it Sticky: Boosting Long-term Memory


What Makes Memory a Superpower?

Using this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #6: Transformative Questioning


What Makes Questioning a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #7: Transforming Assessments into Learning Opportunities (LOPPS)


What Makes Assessments a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #8: Sparking the Brain’s Creative Forces


What Makes Creativity a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #9: Promoting Culturally Responsive and Relevant Teaching


What Makes Culturally Responsive Teaching a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Activating Superpower #10: Championing Neurodiversity: Valuing the SMART in Every Student


What Makes Neurodiversity a Superpower?

Employing this Superpower in Your Classroom

Superpowered Resources

Conclusion: Claiming your Superpowers


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