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Harness the transformative power of brain-based learning!

Thoroughly updated and revised, this best-selling book by brain expert Eric Jensen explores the key features of brain-based teaching and the most recent research on how the brain learns. This easy-to-read book is ideal for educators new to the concepts of brain-compatible learning and is organized into three simple, practical units, covering:

  • Background information to provide educators with a solid foundation in brain research
  • Seven principles of teaching based on essential brain concepts
  • Next steps to put the research and principles into practice

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Editorial Reviews

Wanda Lofton
"This book should be on every educator's desk. Both novice and veteran teachers will find it effective inincreasing student achievement."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890460419
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 577,599
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

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Table of Contents

Using this book
Activity List
Activate the Young-at-Heart Brain
Greater Meaning from Multiple Contexts
Specific Feedback Accelerates Learning
All Work and No Play
Learning with Feeling
Escape from the Sacred "Learning Box"
Remove Barriers to Learning
Active Learning
Learn by De-Briefing Failures
Integrated, Contextual Curriculum
Ball Toss Boosts Thinking
Let Learners Create Their Own Meaning
Cross Laterals "Unstick" Learning
More Questions Than Answers
Challenge the Brain
Engage the Spatial-Episodic Memory
Active Learning II
Visuals & Peripherals Impact Learning
The Real Power of Music
Break the Monotony with Novelty & Fun
March the Brain to Learning Success
Add Good Stress, Eliminate Bad Stress
Playing Games Grows Brains
The Cycle of Learning
Motor Brain Activators
Reinforcement and the Brain
Strengthen Learning with Reviews
Non-Conscious Messages are Powerful
Gender and Learning Styles
Active Learning III
Curriculum and the Developing Brain
Schedule Brain Breaks!
Replace Rewards & Bribes with Desire
Discipline Strategies that Make Sense
The Chemistry of Choice
Hollywood, Here I Come!
Reduce Common Forms of Perceived Threat
Increase "By-Product" Learning
Learning with Both Sides of the Brain
Grow Out, Not Fill Up
Learning Is Messy
Trigger Learning
Groups Are OK, Labels Are Not
Don't Trigger Helpless Learning States
Welcome to Center Stage!
Simon Says Lives Again
Finding the Challenges
Stimulate Input, Not Just Output
The Importance of Beginnings and Endings
1...2...3...Switch Jobs!
Cycles of Learning
Multiple Strategies for Better Recall
Hydration Supports Learning
The Power of Models and Mapping
Why Use Aromas in Learning?
Let the Brain Nibble at New Ideas
Active Breaks
Eat Better to Improve Learning
Better Learning with Unguided Discussions
Enriched Environments Support Learning
S-A-T: Not Just Another Exam!
Brain Activators for the Visual Cortex
Give Learners Environmental Options
How to Grab the Brain's Attention
Laugh and Learn
Use the Mind-Body Library of Knowledge
Student Seating Matters
Too Hot to Learn?
Brighter Learning Prospects
Acoustics and Learning
Time to Settle In
Setting Goals Improves Performance
Make Unforgettable Memories
Encourage Faster Learning with Pre-Exposure
Do Learners Know What They Know?
Smart Activators for the Auditory Cortex
Suggested Resources for Further Reading
About the Author
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