Becoming a

Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching: How to Make Every Year Your Best Year / Edition 1

by Marilee B. Sprenger
     
 

This user-friendly guide effectively discusses expert findings about brain growth, structure, and functions to help teachers and administrators foster a love of learning in all students.

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This user-friendly guide effectively discusses expert findings about brain growth, structure, and functions to help teachers and administrators foster a love of learning in all students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761978619
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. The Journey: The Brain Goes to School
Researching
The Outcome
2. Following the Yellow Brick Road: Understanding Brain Structure and Function
Basic Brain Structure
Chemical Messengers
The Road Home
3. If I Only Had the Nerve: Dealing With Stress
The Lion's Not Lying
Giving Them Courage
4. If I Only Had a Heart: Emotional Growth
Heartbreak: The Lack of Social and Emotional Stimulation
Creating Heart: A Look at Emotional Intelligence
Heart-to-Heart
Straight from the Heart: Social and Emotional Growth Strategies
Heartbeat
5. If I Only Had a Brain: Complex Cognitive Skills
Cognitive Skills
Promoting Cognitive Growth
Memory Lanes
Metacognition
The Eight Intelligences
6. Which Witch Is Which? Calming and Controlling the Classroom
My Theory of Negative Replacement
Emotions, Attentions, and Learning
Brain States
Music
The Wicked Witch Is Dead
7. Dorothy: Teaching Different Brains
The Care and Feeding of Dorothy's Brain
Unique Brains, Unique Learners
Making a Difference
8. No Place Like Home: The Learning Environment
What Are Enriched Environments?
Can We Provide an Enriched Environment in the Classroom?
Enrichment and Assessment: Are They Compatible?
Brain-Based Assessment
Home Away From Home
Glossary of Terms
References and Supplementary Reading
Index

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