Becoming a

Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching: How to Make Every Year Your Best Year / Edition 2

by Marilee B. Sprenger
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412927951

ISBN-13: 9781412927956

Pub. Date: 12/07/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

With Wizard of Oz metaphors and new graphic organizers, illustrations, and sidebars,this revision helps teachers translate current research on learning, memory, and the brain into effective classroom practice.

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With Wizard of Oz metaphors and new graphic organizers, illustrations, and sidebars,this revision helps teachers translate current research on learning, memory, and the brain into effective classroom practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927956
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/07/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
1. The Journey: The Brain Goes to School
The Questions and the Research
Connecting the Information
2. Building the Yellow Brick Road: Understanding How the Brain Develops and Functions
Basic Brain Structure
The Building Blocks
The Yellow Brick Road Is Paved With Messengers
We're Off to Be the Wizard
3. No Place Like Home
An Emotional Learning Environment
What Are Enriched Environments?
Can We Provide an Enriched Environment in the Classroom?
An Environment Where Assessment Is Enrichment
Brain-Based Assessment
Home Sweet Home
4. If I Only Had the Nerve: Dealing With Stress
The Sympathetic Nervous System
Looking for Balance: The Parasympathetic Nervous System
Giving Them Courage
5. 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 Intelligence Strategies
You Gotta Have Heart, But What About Guts?
Heartbeat
6. If I Only Had a Brain: From Sensory Input to Higher Levels of Thinking
Cognitive Skills
Promoting Cognitive Growth
The Eight Intelligences
Brains, Bloom, Intelligence, and Style
Learning Profiles
7. If I Only Had a Memory: Improving Memory to Raise Student Achievement
Memory Development
Memory Principles
Explicit and Implicit Memory
Memory Lanes = Memory Systems
Metacognition
Step by Step; System by System
Kansas Is Right Down Memory Lane
8. The Wicked Witch: What Is She So Upset About? Calming and Controlling the Classroom
My Theory of Negative Replacement
Emotions, Attention, and Learning
Brain States
Music
Managing Movement
The Wicked Witch Is Dead
9. Dorothy: Every Brain Is Unique
The Care and Feeding of Dorothy?s Brain
Sleep and the Brain
Exercise
Unique Brains, Unique Learners
Making a Difference
10. Leaving the Land of Oz: With Courage, Passion, and Brains
Glossary of Terms
References and Supplementary Reading
Index

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