12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain / Edition 2

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain / Edition 2

by Renate Nummela Caine
     
 


Practical, concrete techniques to enhance learning with brain-based classroom practices!

This second edition of 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action illustrates the authors' 12 organizing principles on how the brain learns and shows how to use that knowledge to help both teachers and students reachSee more details below

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Practical, concrete techniques to enhance learning with brain-based classroom practices!

This second edition of 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action illustrates the authors' 12 organizing principles on how the brain learns and shows how to use that knowledge to help both teachers and students reach new performance levels. Linked to national teaching standards, this fieldbook builds the bridge from new brain research to classroom practice. For each of the 12 learning principles, educators will find:

  • Clear guidelines for teaching and learning
  • New methods to deeply engage students
  • Reflective questions and checklists for assessing progress
  • Instructions for building foundational learning skills

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412961073
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/23/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
743,810
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Getting started 1

Pt. I The first foundational element : relaxed alertness 19

2 Why relaxed alertness provides the optimum emotional climate for learning 21

3 Complex learning is enhanced by challenge and inhibited by threat, helplessness, and fatigue 35

4 The brain/mind is social 56

5 The search for meaning is innate 74

6 Emotions are critical to patterning 92

Pt. II The second foundational element : orchestrated immersion in complex experience 111

7 Creating the richest learning environments using immersion in complex experience 113

8 The brain/mind processes parts and wholes simultaneously 129

9 All learning engages the physiology 146

10 The search for meaning occurs through patterning 163

11 Learning is developmental 177

Pt. III The third foundational element : active processing of experience 193

12 Helping learners digest and consolidate learning 195

13 There are at least two approaches to memory 203

14 Learning engages both focused attention and peripheral perception 216

15 Learning is both conscious and unconscious 230

16 Each brain is uniquely organized 243

Resources 255

References 272

Index 281

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