40 Engaging Brain-Based Tools for the Classroom
  • 40 Engaging Brain-Based Tools for the Classroom
  • 40 Engaging Brain-Based Tools for the Classroom

40 Engaging Brain-Based Tools for the Classroom

by Michael A. Scaddan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412949149

ISBN-13: 9781412949149

Pub. Date: 10/14/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Use these practical, brain-friendly tools to engage learners and impact student achievement!

Educators looking for proven methods to introduce brain-compatible instruction into K–12 classrooms will find invaluable assistance in this easy-to-read, engaging resource. The author helps teachers understand how the brain, mind, and body function in the learning

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Use these practical, brain-friendly tools to engage learners and impact student achievement!

Educators looking for proven methods to introduce brain-compatible instruction into K–12 classrooms will find invaluable assistance in this easy-to-read, engaging resource. The author helps teachers understand how the brain, mind, and body function in the learning process, demonstrates methods to reinforce students' memory and concentration, and illustrates ways to enhance learners' outcomes across a broad range of skills.

This flexible guide converts the latest findings on brain research into fun and effective techniques for reducing behavioral distractions in class, improving academic performance, and strengthening teachers' instructional skills. Within a holistic brain-based teaching model, this practical book offers:

  • 40 brain-friendly tools for improving learning and test results
  • A brain-based review feature that helps readers evaluate and modify the tools to meet students' needs
  • Stimulating quotes and motivational proverbs for inspiration
  • Stories, songs, poems, and anecdotes woven throughout the text

This guide is ideal for empowering students and helping them take ownership of their learning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412949149
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
Part I. Enhancing Relationships
1. Emotional Learning
2. Metaphors
3. Rules or Agreements
4. Choice
5. Anti-Stress Techniques
Review
6. Put Ups
7. Breathing Techniques
8. Relaxation
9. Eliminating Extrinsic Rewards
10. Punishment and Consequences
Review
Part II. Developing Patterns and Coherence
11. Contamination
12. Concentration
13. State Changes
14. Cross Overs
Review
15. Improving Memory Links
16. Memory Techniques
17. Rough Draft
18. Elaboration
19. Repetition
20. Themes
Review
Part III. Promoting Understanding: A Model for a "Learn to Learn" Framework
21. Input-Learning Styles
22. Learning Preferences
23. Multiple Intelligences
Review
24. Motivators
25. Four Great Questions
26. WIIFM
27. Pulling Your Own Strings
28. Goal Setting
29. Myfirmations
30. Overviews
Review
Academic Data
Part IV. Putting It All Together
31. Framing
32. Pre-wiring
33. Loops
34. Feedback
35. Mind Maps and Mindscapes
36. Reflection
37. Lo, Mo, Ho
38. Inclusive Statements
39. Response Time
Something to Aim for
40. Hands Free: An Expectation to Answer
Conclusion
Suggested Reading
References
Index

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