Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 3-5

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Overview

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Step-by-step lesson plans help you enhance student learning by using research-based, brain-compatible activities in your classroom.

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Step-by-step lesson plans provide research-based, brain-compatible activities to teach topics across the curriculum, enhance student learning, and transform teaching practices.

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Editorial Reviews

California Bookwatch
“The different grade levels and approaches of these workbooks make them a top pick for any library strong in classroom workbooks and activities for teachers. Each workbook holds some 96 pages of projects, with fill-in blanks and ideas perfect for photocopying and classroom use. All are outstanding workbooks that teachers will appreciate.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412952729
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/30/2007
  • Edition description: Based on the Book How the Brain Learns
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 347,598
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 100,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Dr. Sousa has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science, served as a K-12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University.

Prior to his career in New Jersey, Dr. Sousa taught at the American School of Paris (France), and served for five years as a Foreign Service Officer and science advisor at the USA diplomatic missions in Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).

Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals on staff development, science education, and educational research. His most popular books for educators, all published by Corwin Press, include: How the Brain Learns, fourth edition; How the Special Needs Brain Learns, second edition; How the Gifted Brain Learns; How the Brain Learns to Read; How the Brain Influences Behavior; and How the Brain Learns Mathematics, which was selected by the Independent Publishers’ Association as one of the best professional development books of 2008. The Leadership Brain suggests ways for educators to lead today’s schools more effectively. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and several other languages.

Dr. Sousa is past president of Learning Forward (formerly NSCD). He has received numerous awards from professional associations, school districts, and educational foundations for his commitment to research, staff development, and science education. He recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sousa has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

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Table of Contents

Connections to Standards
Introduction
Put It Into Practice
1. Language Arts
Newspaper Noun Narratives
Formal or Informal...That Is the Question!
Holiday Acrostic Poems
Imagine With Nonsense
2. Mathematics
Show Me Y!
Build It Write
Project Big Print
Where's the Acorn?
3. Social Studies
Social Studies Comic Strip
A Different Perspective
Good Character Medal
Show Me the Money
4. Science
Designed to Fit
Reuse, Recycle, Rethink
Memory Test
It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a...Cloud!
5. Physical Education and the Arts
Desert Life Mural
Real Life Still Life
Multicultural Moves
The Color of Music
Sequential Movement
Answer Key
References

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