Brain-Compatible Learning for the Block / Edition 1

Brain-Compatible Learning for the Block / Edition 1

by R. Bruce Williams, Steven E. Dunn, Robert L. Canady, Steve Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1575171821

ISBN-13: 9781575171821

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.

Overview

The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575171821
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Tools of the Trade
1. Physiology and Philosophy
The Brain's Structure and Function
Brain-Compatibility and Multifaceted Learning
Brain-Compatible Learning Climate
Sample Four-Phase Lesson—What's On Your Mind?
Reflective Questions
2. Four-Phase Lesson and Unit Design
Inquiring-Gathering-Processing-Applying
Four Phases Assist in Schema Development
Essential Questions
Attend—Experience—Reflect
Internal Structure
Integrated Assessment
Compare/Contrast Four-Phase Lesson With Traditional Lessons
Benefits of Four-Phase Lesson Design
Planning a Unit and a Lesson
Reflective Questions
3. Extended Time Formats Including Block Scheduling
Time for Brain-Compatible Learning
Alternative Scheduling Formats
Sample Four-Phase Lesson: Can Prejudice Kill a Mockingbird?
Reflective Questions
4. Content and Curriculum
To Cover or to Catalyze Learning?
Prioritizing Curriculum in Extended Time Formats
Brain-Compatible Curriculum
Sample Four-Phase Lesson: Circles That Cycle
Reflective Questions
5. The Art and Science of Teaching in Extended Time Formats
Opportunity for Growth and Change
Energizing Educational Principles
Brain-Compatible Instructional Strategies
Professional Learning Communities: Pathway to a New Paradigm
Reflective Questions
6. Assessment: Measuring Achievement and Growth in Extended Time Formats
The Right Stuff
Caught in the Act of Learning: Authentic Assessment
Assessment for Learning
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Testing Matters
Assessment in Four-Phase Lesson and Unit Design
Sample Four Phase Lesson: Science Schmience or Who Framed Sir Isaac
Reflective Questions
Bibliography
Index

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