Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning

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Overview

This book for Grades 4–12 outlines the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC), a brain-based teaching model for applying powerful learning and content processing techniques to everyday instruction.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrea Golarz-Ziemba
"I feltlike I walked the walk and could implement many of the strategies after one read through. "
Patti Larche
“If our newest teachers came out of college with this knowledge, supplemented with the learning standards, their students would be more successful from day one.”
California Bookwatch
"Templates for the Deeper Learning Cycle make it easy to translate theory into action, making for a fine pick for educator collections. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412952040
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • Publication date: 3/20/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 402,020
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jensen, author of the best-selling Different Brains, Different Learners, has classroom experience teaching reading and study skills. Most of his experience is at the middle school level, but he has also taught demonstration classes at the elementary and senior high school level. Additionally he has taught for three universities as an adjunct professor in both education and business. Jensen cofounded Super Camp, Turning Point, The Brain Store, The Learning Brain Expo, and Jensen Learning Corporation. He has been a trainer for both educators and businesses for over twenty-five years. His latest book is Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning, Second Edition.

Le Ann Nickelsen, M.Ed. is a former teacher and currently provides staff development nationally on topics including brain research, reading and vocabulary strategies, how food affects learning, and differentiated instruction. She was a classroom teacher in three states and won a Teacher of the Year Award in Texas. Le Ann is known as “the teacher’s teacher” because of her practical, research-based examples that teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. She has a passion for both instilling the love for learning as well as helping teachers succeed. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut and parents her school age twins.

She is the member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and presenter for Staff Development for Educators (SDE). She is the author of eight books published by Scholastic, Inc. including Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities and a four-series set called Comprehension Mini-Lessons. She has written articles for parenting magazines and The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain.

Currently, Le Ann does staff development and may be reached at lnickelsen@comcast.net or call 203-790-0119. To purchase any of Le Ann’s books go to her website: www.maximizelearninginc.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC)
DELC Model Introduced
Standards & Objectives of the Book
Part I. Preparing for Learning
2. Preparing for Deeper Learning
DELC Step #1. Planning the Standards & Curriculum
DELC Step #2. Pre-Assessing
DELC Step #3. Building a Positive Learning Culture
3. Activating Prior Knowledge and Acquiring New Knowledge
DELC Step #4. Priming & Activating Prior Knowledge
DELC Step #5. Acquiring Prior Knowledge
Part II. Processing the Content
4. Processing With a Purpose
DELC Step #6. Processing the Content
5. Processing Strategies Galore
DELC Step #6. Processing the Content
Part III. Putting It All Together
6. The Lesson Planning Guide
DELC Step #7. Evaluating the Student Learning
7. Processing Must-Have Tips
Bibliography
Index

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