A Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Enhancing Cognitive and Social Development Through Collaborative Classroom Management / Edition 2

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Overview

Updated Edition of Best Seller!

Expanding on his immensely popular first edition, Sylwester presents an updated and expanded second edition on the latest biological research.

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Editorial Reviews

Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books
"Sylwester’s book offers research, theoretical perspectives, and suggested activities, all of which easily foster reflection on practices related to classroom management, this significant dimension of teaching. "
Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books
"Sylwester’s book offers research, theoretical perspectives, and suggested activities, all of which easily foster reflection on practices related to classroom management, this significant dimension of teaching."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761938118
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Sylwester is an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Oregon who focuses on the educational implications of new developments in science and technology. He has written 20 books and curricular programs and 200+ journal articles. His most recent books are The Adolescent Brain: Reaching for Autonomy (2007, Corwin Press) and How to Explain a Brain: An Educator’s Handbook of Brain Terms and Cognitive Processes (2005, Corwin Press). He received two Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Education Press Association of America for his syntheses of cognitive science research, published in Educational Leadership. He has made 1600+ conference and staff development presentations on educationally significant developments in brain/stress theory and research. Sylwester wrote a monthly column for the Internet journal, Brain Connection, throughout its 2000-2009 existence, and is now a regular contributor to the Information Age Education Newsletter (http://i-a-e.org/).

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Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
1. The Cultural Foundations of Classroom Management
Democracy and Education
21st-Century Challenges
Collaborative Classroom Management
2. The Biological Foundations of Classroom Management
Three Forms of Biological Inquiry
Key Biological Concepts
Cells and Classrooms
3. The Marvelous Interdependent Bodybrain That Schools Seek to Manage
The Principal Brain Systems
From Jungle to Classroom in Search of a Model
4. Collaboratively Expending Energy: Who's In Charge?
Childbirth, Childhood, and Classrooms
From Potential to Kinetic Energy
Self-Esteem, Impulsivity, and Aggression
Suggested Activities
5. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Space
Mapping Cognitive, City, and Classroom Space
How Many People Can You Stuff Into a Classroom?
A Classroom Is a Created World Surrounded by a Leaky Wall
Cauliflower in the Classroom
Suggested Activities
6. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Time
Life Span: Two Developmental Decades
A Year's Curricular Time
A Day in the Life
Suggested Activities
7. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Movement
Physical Movement
Change as Psychological Movement
Suggested Activities
8. Collaboratively Managing Biological and Cultural Range
Biologically Possible Ranges
Culturally Appropriate Ranges
In the End
References and Supplementary Readings
Index

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