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Brain-Compatible Strategies

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


February 2004 | 96 pages | Corwin
Want to add some spice to your lesson plans? This revised edition of Brain-Compatible Strategies is full of creative, ready-to-use ideas to motivate, inspire, and encourage your students.

If you are a newly qualified teacher just getting started with brain-compatible teaching, or a practiced expert looking for ready-to-implement ideas, this book is for you. It's 90% action steps and 10% background and theory. With easy-to-understand instructions and easy-to-implement activities, this resource will be one of your most thumbed-through references.


 
Using this book
 
Activity List
 
Preface
 
Activate the Young-at-Heart Brain
 
Greater Meaning from Multiple Contexts
 
Specific Feedback Accelerates Learning
 
All Work and No Play
 
Learning with Feeling
 
Escape from the Sacred "Learning Box"
 
Remove Barriers to Learning
 
Active Learning
 
Learn by De-Briefing Failures
 
Integrated, Contextual Curriculum
 
Ball Toss Boosts Thinking
 
Let Learners Create Their Own Meaning
 
Cross Laterals "Unstick" Learning
 
More Questions Than Answers
 
Challenge the Brain
 
Engage the Spatial-Episodic Memory
 
Active Learning II
 
Visuals & Peripherals Impact Learning
 
The Real Power of Music
 
Break the Monotony with Novelty & Fun
 
March the Brain to Learning Success
 
Add Good Stress, Eliminate Bad Stress
 
Playing Games Grows Brains
 
The Cycle of Learning
 
Motor Brain Activators
 
Reinforcement and the Brain
 
Strengthen Learning with Reviews
 
Non-Conscious Messages are Powerful
 
Gender and Learning Styles
 
Active Learning III
 
Curriculum and the Developing Brain
 
Schedule Brain Breaks!
 
Replace Rewards & Bribes with Desire
 
Discipline Strategies that Make Sense
 
The Chemistry of Choice
 
Hollywood, Here I Come!
 
Reduce Common Forms of Perceived Threat
 
Increase "By-Product" Learning
 
Learning with Both Sides of the Brain
 
Grow Out, Not Fill Up
 
Learning Is Messy
 
Trigger Learning
 
Groups Are OK, Labels Are Not
 
Don't Trigger Helpless Learning States
 
Welcome to Center Stage!
 
Simon Says Lives Again
 
Finding the Challenges
 
Stimulate Input, Not Just Output
 
The Importance of Beginnings and Endings
 
1...2...3...Switch Jobs!
 
Cycles of Learning
 
Multiple Strategies for Better Recall
 
Hydration Supports Learning
 
The Power of Models and Mapping
 
Why Use Aromas in Learning?
 
Let the Brain Nibble at New Ideas
 
Active Breaks
 
Eat Better to Improve Learning
 
Better Learning with Unguided Discussions
 
Enriched Environments Support Learning
 
S-A-T: Not Just Another Exam!
 
Brain Activators for the Visual Cortex
 
Give Learners Environmental Options
 
How to Grab the Brain's Attention
 
Laugh and Learn
 
Use the Mind-Body Library of Knowledge
 
Student Seating Matters
 
Too Hot to Learn?
 
Brighter Learning Prospects
 
Acoustics and Learning
 
Time to Settle In
 
Setting Goals Improves Performance
 
Make Unforgettable Memories
 
Encourage Faster Learning with Pre-Exposure
 
Do Learners Know What They Know?
 
Smart Activators for the Auditory Cortex
 
Bibliography
 
Suggested Resources for Further Reading
 
About the Author

"This book should be on every educator's desk. Both novice and veteran teachers will find it effective in increasing student achievement."

Wanda Lofton, School Coach
Seattle Public Schools, WA

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