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What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning, Memory, and the Brain

The holistic guide to understanding how the brain acquires, processes, and interprets information.

This concise look at how the brain learns, remembers, and creates meaning will allow every teacher to prepare more effective lesson plans and to create reflective learning opportunities for students and to Topics include:

  • The cognitive system: mind, heart, and body
  • How visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners acquire and process information
  • Working memory and short-term memory
  • Long-term memory pathways for semantic, episodic, and procedural memory
  • Teaching for declarative and procedural knowledge
  • Constructing meaning
  • Constructing mental modes
  • Automaticity
  • Building a model to facilitate learning
  • Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary
  • Bibliography and index

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9780761931195
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2003
  • Page Count: 104
  • Publication date: October 30, 2003

Price: $23.95

Description

Description

The holistic guide to understanding how the brain acquires, processes, and interprets information.

This concise look at how the brain learns, remembers, and creates meaning will allow every teacher to prepare more effective lesson plans and to create reflective learning opportunities for students. Topics include:

  • The cognitive system: mind, heart, and body
  • How visual learners, auditory learners, and kinesthetic learners acquire and process information
  • Working memory and short-term memory
  • Long-term memory pathways for semantic, episodic, and procedural memory
  • Teaching for declarative and procedural knowledge
  • Constructing meaning
  • Constructing mental modes
  • Automaticity
  • Building a model to facilitate learning
  • Vocabulary pre-test, post-test, and summary
  • Bibliography and Index

 

Author(s)

Author(s)

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Donna E. Walker Tileston

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Author


Introduction


Vocabulary Pre-Test


1. Learning With the Mind, Heart, and Body

2. How do We Acquire and Process Information?

3. Working Memory

4. Long-Term Memory Pathways

5. Teaching for Declarative and Procedural Knowledge

6. Building a Model to Facilitate Learning

Glossary


Vocabulary Post-Test


Bibliography


Index


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