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Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching

Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching - 2nd edition

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Publisher: Corwin Press
Published: 2008
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Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412962568

Eric P. Jensen

ISBN13: 978-1412962568
ISBN10: 1412962560
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Corwin Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

''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.

Author Bio

Eric Jensen is a staff developer and former teacher who has taught at all levels of education-from elementary through university. In 1981, he cofounded SuperCamp, the United States' first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 45,000 graduates. He has authored Brain-Based Learning , Brain-Compatible Strategies , Teaching With the Brain in Mind , Enriching the Brain , and Super Teaching . Jensen is currently a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Sciences and is completing his PhD in psychology. He speaks at conferences and remains deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way the world learns.

Table of Contents

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 on 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 Bibliography Index

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