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Brain-Friendly Study Strategies, Grades 2-8
How Teachers Can Help Students Learn



December 2007 | 208 pages | Corwin

"Chapter one piqued my curiosity and hooked me into the book. This is an easy, friendly read with great strategies, lots of examples, and important information for educators."
—Marilee Sprenger, Educational Consultant
Author, Memory 101 for Educators

"An innovative, comprehensive, teacher-friendly book. Kudos to the authors for giving teachers a treasure trove of novel, concrete, and fun-filled strategies that will reach, rally, and rouse all learners."
—Patricia DeLessio, Professor of English and Reading
Dutchess Community College

Integrate study skills with brain-friendly strategies and watch students succeed!

Increasingly, educators are recognizing the potential of brain-based instruction to powerfully impact student learning. This unique resource illustrates how physical and emotional stimuli influence the brain's capacity to learn new information and presents ready-to-use, research-based study strategies covering all content areas and tailored to elementary and middle school students.

With a focus on students' individual strengths and learning styles, Amy Schwed and Janice Melichar-Utter offer guidelines for using fun and imaginative study experiences to help teachers:

  • Capture students' attention, engage their minds, and increase the potential to produce learning
  • Support all learners, including those in special education classes
  • Creatively use auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning modalities to benefit all learning styles

Let Brain-Friendly Study Strategies, Grades 2–8 show you how to leverage the power of brain-compatible instructional methods to help all students develop solid study habits and achieve success throughout their educational journey.


 
A Guide to Study Strategy Activities in the Chapters, With Corresponding Grade Levels
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Introducing the Brain: Hooking Into Your Memory
 
2. Learning What Works for You: Modalities and Styles Awareness
 
3. Rethinking How We Learn: Each Brain is Unique
 
4. This Way to a Healthy Brain: The All-Important “TIONS”
 
5. Be-Boppin' the Brain: Musical Rhythmic Studying
 
6. Talking Tightens Memory: Walking Down Verbal/Linguistic Lane
 
7. Pumping up Memory With Muscles: Running on the Bodily/Kinesthetic Track
 
8. Seeing Your Thoughts: Sightseeing on the Visual/Spatial Route
 
9. Organizing to Know: Marching Down Trails of Logic
 
10. Learning Together: It’s More Than Just Me
 
11. Timing Is Everything: Planning the Journey
 
Thinking About How We Study: Understanding the Path to Classroom Success
 
Appendix
 
References
 
Index

"The book piqued my curiosity and hooked me in from chapter one. This is an easy, friendly read with great strategies and lots of examples. It provides interesting and important information for educators."

Marilee Sprenger, Educational Consultant
Author, Memory 101 for Educators

"The authors have solved the classroom teacher’s dilemma in one innovative, comprehensive, teacher-friendly book. They cleverly present a myriad of easy-to-follow strategies that are applicable to the increasingly diverse learning styles of students. Kudos to the authors for giving teachers a treasure trove of novel, concrete, and fun-filled strategies that will reach, rally, and rouse all learners."

Patricia DeLessio, Professor of English and Reading
Dutchess Community College

"This book is an interactive, user-friendly view of brain-based research and its influence on teaching and learning. Highly accessible to the reader, it is welcome addition to the field."

Reva Cowan, Associate Professor of Education
Mount Saint Mary College

"An outstanding set of keys to understanding learning challenges and successes, and is an important key for teachers of Grades 2-8 who wish for more effective learning strategies for the classroom."

The Bookwatch, June 2008
Midwest Book Review
Key features

This resource for teachers presents:

  • Fun and engaging study experiences tailored to the unique learning style of each student 
  • Activities such as "musical rhythmic studying," "walking down verbal linguistic lane," "running on the body kinesthetic track," and much more
  • Background on how the brain and memory function and how different modalities affect learning
  • Information on the physical and emotional needs of a healthy brain

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