Brain-Based Teaching for All Subjects: Patterns to Promote Learning

Brain-Based Teaching for All Subjects: Patterns to Promote Learning

by Madlon T. Laster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578867215

ISBN-13: 9781578867219

Pub. Date: 12/14/2007

Publisher: R&L Education

Brain-Based Teaching for All Subjects describes cognitive instruction that builds on brain reactions in everyday life and explains how teachers lead students to see commonalities in examples of a particular concept. The common traits lead to a visual pattern or model of the concept, with language labels attached. Teachers can refer to the pattern in future classroom

Overview

Brain-Based Teaching for All Subjects describes cognitive instruction that builds on brain reactions in everyday life and explains how teachers lead students to see commonalities in examples of a particular concept. The common traits lead to a visual pattern or model of the concept, with language labels attached. Teachers can refer to the pattern in future classroom work as the topic is studied. Two patterns are especially influential: an event frame-a sort of empty comic strip that allows analysis of a story, historic event, or even a novel by visually representing actions of a person or character as the plot unfolds; and the culture box, which shows six concentric boxes representing the self or individual in the center, surrounded by other aspects of life, from family to economy. The book contains chapters on basic concepts with examples of visual patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578867219
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     vii
Foreword   Dr. Pat Wolfe     xi
Preface     xv
Acknowledgments     xix
Introduction: How Did Brain Research Get Us Here?     xxi
Brain Processes for Learning and Memory and How You Can Help     1
The Value of a Complete Description: ABLGUF     8
The Infinitely Flexible Event Frame     25
The Culture Box that Went to College     42
What Does a Paragraph Look Like? Like an Outline?     51
They Already Exist! Maps and Time Lines     66
Ye Gods! It's Grammar You Can See: The Parts of Speech     81
Putting It All Together: Those Clauses and Pauses     102
What about Math and Science? This One's Short and Sweet     127
Epilogue: You'll Adapt in Your Own Way     137
Notes     143
References     149
About the Author     151

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