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Brain-Based Learning
The New Paradigm of Teaching

Second Edition
  • Eric Jensen - Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA, Centre for Women's Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka


© 2008 | 288 pages | Corwin

"This book is filled with classroom implications and instructional suggestions based on research. Classroom teachers, school administrators, professional development trainers, college/university faculty, and parents would all benefit from this information."
—Andrea Rosenblatt, Associate Professor
Barry University

"I have used the information from this book in many of my trainings. The 'What This Means to You' sections translate technical information into everyday language for the reader. This is truly a book that makes, has made, and will continue to make a contribution to the field."
—Steve Hutton, Area Coordinator
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline

Adopt a teaching approach aligned with the brain's natural way of learning!

Borrowing research from the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and psychology, brain expert Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain, helping educators increase student motivation and achievement. The author shares empirical data and provides in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on learning. Updated and streamlined, this second edition offers:

  • A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making
  • Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately
  • Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators
  • Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points

Written for teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators, this comprehensive text demonstrates how brain-compatible learning environments can work to optimize learning in the classroom, reduce discipline problems, overcome learning difficulties, and increase graduation rates.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Part 1. Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
 
1. What Is Brain-Based Learning?
 
2. How Your Student's Brain Learns
 
3. Brain Dominance in Learning
 
4. Rhythms of the Brain
 
Part 2. Physiological Effects on Learning
 
5. Biological Differences in Learning
 
6. The Impact of Physical Movement on the Brain
 
7. Stress and Threat
 
Part 3. Sensory Contributions to Learning
 
8. The Role of Sight in Learning
 
9. The Role of Touch in Learning
 
10. The Role of Taste in Learning
 
11. The Roles of Smell and Acoustics in Learning
 
12. The Role of Emotions in Learning
 
Part 4. Neuroscientific Perspective on Teaching and Learning
 
13. Teacher Communication
 
14. The Nonconscious Learning Climate
 
15. Motivation and Rewards
 
16. Attention and Survival Value
 
17. Teaching How to Think
 
18. Memory and Creating Patterns of Meaning
 
19. Meaning Making
 
Part 5. Brain-Compatible Classrooms
 
20. Enriching the Brain
 
21. Curriculum in a Brain-Compatible Classroom
 
22. Assessing With the Brain in Mind
 
23. Brain-Based Reform
 
References
 
Index

“This book is filled with classroom implications and instructional suggestions based on research. Classroom teachers, school administrators, professional development trainers, college/university faculty, and parents will all benefit from this information.”

Andrea Rosenblatt, Associate Professor
Barry University

“I have used the information from this book in many of my training sessions. The ‘What This Means to You’ sections translate technical information into everyday language for the reader. This is truly a book that has made—and will continue to make—a contribution to the field.”

Steve Hutton, Area Coordinator
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline

great supplementary resource.

Dr Kimberly Silbaugh
School Of Education, Lesley University
October 10, 2011

This is a great text to understand how the brain learns. Although it was not adopted, I use it as a suggested reading to further understanding on how we learn

Mrs Anne Pinchera
Other, Excelsior College
December 6, 2010
Key features
  • Offers a set of principles for educators so they can make better decisions about how students learn best in their classrooms and schools.
  • Provides jargon-free language for understanding the brain (Part 1) and learning strategies to optimize learning in the classroom (Parts 4 &5).
  • Discusses the physiological and sensory impact on the brain (Parts 3 &4) and why each individual learns differently.
  • Each chapter includes:
    • A Chapter outline
    • Boxed content of the pertinent information in the chapter
    • Strategies and techniques that can immediately be implemented in the classroom or school.

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