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Brain-Compatible Classrooms
     

Brain-Compatible Classrooms

by Robin Fogarty
 

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Brain-Compatible Classrooms is based on four principles - setting the climate for thinking, teaching the skills of thinking, structuring the interaction with thinking, and thinking about thinking. This four-corner framework provides insight for linking brain research with Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory, Daniel Goleman

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Brain-Compatible Classrooms is based on four principles - setting the climate for thinking, teaching the skills of thinking, structuring the interaction with thinking, and thinking about thinking. This four-corner framework provides insight for linking brain research with Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory, Daniel Goleman's emotional intelligence theory, direct instruction of skills, graphic organizers, reflection, transfer, assessment, and other interactive brain-compatible strategies for the classroom.

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Explains the latest brain research in plain language and shows teachers how to use insights from that research to create a high- achievement K-college classroom. A framework of principles for teaching thinking is linked with Gardner's multiple intelligences theory and Goleman's emotional intelligence theory. Offers many activities, suggestions for group learning, and full-page graphic idea organizers and examples of their use. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Robert Sylwester
"A fine, useful update of Fogarty's long-time search for appropriate practical classroom applications of cognitive neuroscience research."
Heather Vaughn
"An excellent guide and tool for new and veteran teachers who are looking to empower students through brain-compatible lessons."
Sue Teele
"Relevant and applicable for teachers."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575170442
Publisher:
Corwin Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Fogarty is President of RFA: A Robin Fogarty Company, a Chicago-based, minority-owned, educational publishing/consulting company. Robin received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University of Chicago. A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies.

She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, South Korea, the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Robin has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, The Journal of Staff Development and The Middle School Lournal. She is the author of numerous publications, including Brain-Compatible Classrooms, Literacy Matters, Ten Things New Teachers Need, How to Integrate the Curricula, The Adult Learner, A Look at Transfer, Close the Achievement Gap, Twelve Brain Principles, Nine Best Practices, and From Staff Room to Classroom: Planning and Coaching Professional Learning, How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core: 7 Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards, Invite! Excite! Ignite! 13 Principles for Teaching, Learning and Leading K-12 classrooms

Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at SUNY, Potsdam, NY, and her Masters in Instructional Strategies from National Louis University in Evanston, IL. She is known as the teachers’ teacher and has mentored numerous colleagues in the art and science of working with the adult learner. She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to all endeavors, has a wealth of knowledge in the field and conducts highly interactive PD sessions.

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