Connecting Brain Research With Effective Teaching / Edition 152

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Offers educators practical application of recent brain research through the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model—an instructional framework that uses current brain research to guide teachers in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction. This model will increase the potential of brain research to inform instructional strategies and to suggest ways to organize schools or design curriculum on a school-wide or district-wide basis. Features: · Description of brain anatomy · Current brain research findings · Suggestions to provide a supportive yet challenging emotional climate for learning · Highlights the important role the physical environment plays in learning · Ideas for enhancing instruction through organized and attractive classroom space · Stages of planning and implementing a learning unit Intended for classroom teachers at any grade level as well as those who support instruction in schools of higher education.

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A compelling and readable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846326
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 152
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 887,040
  • Product dimensions: 0.33 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mariale M. Hardiman is assistant dean of Urban School Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hardiman has also served for more than 30 years in the Baltimore City Public School System as a principal, staff developer, and teacher. Under her leadership, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School received numerous awards for continuous student achievement gains as well as its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Dr. Hardiman earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola College and her doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University. Her book, Connecting Brain Research with Effective Teaching: The Brain Targeted Teaching Model (ScarecrowEducation, 2003) and article, Connecting Brain Research with Dimensions of Learning (Education Leadership, November, 2001) have generated widespread interest from educators worldwide. She is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. She may be reached at; for more information on the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model, visit the web site

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 The ABCs of Brain Anatomy Chapter 4 2 Important Themes in Brain Research Chapter 5 3 The Brain-Targeting Teaching Model Chapter 6 4 Brain Target 1: Setting the Emotional Climate for Learning Chapter 7 5 Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment Chapter 8 6 Brain Target 3: Designing the Learning Experience Chapter 9 7 Brain Target 4: Teaching for Declarative and Procedural Knowledge Chapter 10 8 Brain Target 5: Teaching for Extension and Application of Knowledge Chapter 11 9 Brain Target 6: Evaluating Learning Chapter 12 10 Brain-Targeted Learning Units Chapter 13 11 School Improvement Planning Chapter 14 References Chapter 15 Index Chapter 16 About the Author

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