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Brain-Based Learning
Teaching the Way Students Really Learn

Third Edition (Revised Edition)


April 2020 | 240 pages | Corwin

Learn how to teach like a pro and have fun, too!

The more you know about the brains of your students, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching gives you the tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher and trainer Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. Based on findings from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, you will find: 

  • In-depth, relevant insights about the impact of relationships, the senses, movement, and emotions on learning
  • Savvy strategies for creating a high-quality learning environment, complete with strategies for self-care
  • Teaching tools to motivate struggling students and help them succeed that can be implemented immediately

This rejuvenated classic with its easy-to-use format remains the guide to transforming your classroom into an academic, social, and emotional success story.


 
List of Illustrations
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
 
Chapter 1: How the Brain Usually Learns
What Is Learning?

 
Learning’s Big Five Players

 
Four Types of Input: A Deeper Dive

 
Putting It All Together

 
Beyond Explicit/Declarative Input

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2: Why Each Brain Is Unique
Age

 
Genetics

 
Environments

 
Gender

 
Luck

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part II: Laying the Foundation for Learning
 
Chapter 3: How Our Senses Impact Learning
Senses Are Signals

 
Smell

 
Air Quality

 
Negative Ionization

 
Sight

 
Sound

 
Touch

 
 
Chapter 4: Relationships in the Classroom
The Biology of Relationships

 
Perceptions Matter

 
Recognize and Act on Equity

 
 
Chapter 5: The Power of Neuroplasticity
The Properties of Neuroplasticity

 
Why the Brain Needs Plasticity

 
How to Foster Neuroplasticity

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part III: The Brain’s Learning Strengths
 
Chapter 6: How Emotions Impact Learning
Our Basic Emotions

 
Emotions vs. Moods vs. States

 
Emotions in the Brain

 
Creating a Positive Environment With Classroom Traditions

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7: Physical Movement and the Brain
Movement and Cognition

 
Movement and Emotional Self-Regulation

 
Movement and Health

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 8: Motivation That Works
Understanding Motivation

 
Understanding Demotivation

 
Short-Term Motivational Strategies

 
Long-Term Motivational Strategies

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part IV: Putting This Together in Your Classroom
 
Chapter 9: The Non-Conscious Learning Climate
Safety

 
Sense of Belonging

 
Feeling Hopeful and Supported

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 10: Better Classroom Learning—Easy as R-C-C
R: Readiness

 
C: Coherent Construction

 
C: Consolidation

 
 
Chapter 11: Getting Your Brain to Work With You, Not Against You: Self-Care
Vibrant Health (Physical Well-Being)

 
Running Your Own Brain (Emotional Well-Being)

 
Relationships (Social Well-Being)

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

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How Our Senses Impact Learning

How Our Senses Impact Learning

In this chapter from Brain-Based Learning, authors Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie discuss how each of the senses impact learning.

 

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Self-Care for Teachers

Self-Care for Teachers

In this chapter from Brain-Based Learning, authors Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie guide teachers through the principles that will support them in sustaining their physical, emotional, and social health so that they can be the teacher they strive to be.

 

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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  and provides learning strategies to optimize learning in the classroom  
  • Discusses the physiological and sensory impact on the brain 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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