Updated Edition of Best Seller!
Praise for the first edition:
"This is a book that should be required reading for students of education, teachers, and administrators. Dr. Sylwester provides the connecting link between research on the brain and the classroom. I would encourage educators to form book study groups to read, study, reflect, and apply what they find in this book."
Jerry Tollefson, Principal
Marquette Elementary School, Madison, WI
Explore how brain research improves student-teacher dynamics in the classroom!
Expanding on his immensely popular first edition, experienced author and professor Robert Sylwester presents an updated and expanded second edition on the latest biological research and applies it to student-teacher dynamics in the classroom.
Critical policies and practices discussed for helping educators improve their understanding of student development include:
- Exploring beliefs of a democratic society in today's classrooms
- Incorporating a biological/ecological perspective in classroom management
- Shifting the focus from classroom management to student-teacher collaborations that improve classroom dynamics and develop social skills
Believing that students should experience as they learn, and teachers should observe, explore, and nurture their students, Robert Sylwester reveals the latest research on how the brain really works. Also available for use in conjunction with the book are a video and training guide to promote a deeper understanding of student-teacher dynamics in the classroom.
|Democracy and Education|
|Collaborative Classroom Management|
|Three Forms of Biological Inquiry|
|Key Biological Concepts|
|Cells and Classrooms|
|The Principal Brain Systems|
|From Jungle to Classroom in Search of a Model|
|Childbirth, Childhood, and Classrooms|
|From Potential to Kinetic Energy|
|Self-Esteem, Impulsivity, and Aggression|
|Mapping Cognitive, City, and Classroom Space|
|How Many People Can You Stuff Into a Classroom?|
|A Classroom Is a Created World Surrounded by a Leaky Wall|
|Cauliflower in the Classroom|
|Life Span: Two Developmental Decades|
|A Year's Curricular Time|
|A Day in the Life|
|Change as Psychological Movement|
|Biologically Possible Ranges|
|Culturally Appropriate Ranges|
|In the End|