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The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.
This book should be at teachers` sides whenever they are preparing lesson plans. It quickly summarizes findings on brain research, demonstrates how block scheduling fits perfectly with the research results and then details curriculum, instruction, and assessments. Each chapter features sample lesson formats that show which multiple intelligences and standards it targets. All lessons can be used immediately and for years to come.
List of Tables and Figures
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?
2. Four-Phase Lesson and Unit Design
Four Phases Assist in Schema Development
Compare/Contrast Four-Phase Lesson With Traditional Lessons
Benefits of Four-Phase Lesson Design
Planning a Unit and a Lesson
3. Extended Time Formats Including Block Scheduling
Time for Brain-Compatible Learning
Alternative Scheduling Formats
Sample Four-Phase Lesson: Can Prejudice Kill a Mockingbird?
4. Content and Curriculum
To Cover or to Catalyze Learning?
Prioritizing Curriculum in Extended Time Formats
Sample Four-Phase Lesson: Circles That Cycle
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
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)
Assessment in Four-Phase Lesson and Unit Design
Sample Four Phase Lesson: Science Schmience or Who Framed Sir Isaac