Differentiation Through Learning Styles and Memory / Edition 2

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Students' learning styles are diverse as the students themselves, so how can teachers reach all learners according to their strengths?

In this updated edition of the bestseller, Marilee Sprenger demonstrates how to optimize learning by using brain-based strategies that address students' social/emotional, cognitive, and physical learning preferences. The author provides readers with graphic organizers, current research on memory, and new charts to help implement differentiated strategies, and also offers: An explanation of how the brain processes, stores, and retains information, Preassessment strategies for each learning style, "Reflect and Connect" questions to help teachers evaluate their current classroom practice, Learning and memory tips for students, "Exit cards," or quick assessments of what students have learned.

This comprehensive resource provides the tools you need to create a brain-friendly learning environment and to differentiate content, process, and product for your students' diverse learning needs and strengths.

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Editorial Reviews

William Fitzhugh
"This isthe kind of book that needs to be read and re-read. There’s so much usable information in it.A great resource for all teachers."
Michelle Barnea
"Provides many useful and helpful techniques that can immediately be implemented to improve learning in any classroom setting."
Kathy Tritz-Rhodes
“The stories and classroom situations throughout the book really helped me visualize how all of this can be put to use. The author definitely practices what she preaches, whether she is teaching in a classroom or teaching through the written word.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412955454
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,539,685
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Marilee Sprenger is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. A creative and compassionate educator, she began her career teaching prekindergarten and kindergarten. She has also taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level. As an independent consultant, her passion is brain-based teaching and best practices using brain research and differentiation. She also consults in the areas of learning styles, using music in the classroom, teaming, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and memory. As an educational consultant with Two Rivers Professional Development Center, she worked for the Illinois Regional Offices of Education in the area of staff development associated with learning standards and testing. She speaks internationally, and her interactive and engaging style allows participants to make connections with their classrooms and their students. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology and is constantly updated on current research. Sprenger is the author of several books, including Memory 101 for Educators and Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching, Second Edition, published by Corwin Press. She has contributed to textbooks, and her articles have appeared in publications such as Educational Leadership and the ASCD Brain-based Education/Learning Styles Networker. Her dedication to education has won her many awards, but she cherishes most the wonderful students and teachers whose lives have touched hers.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
1 Environments for Learning 1
2 Learning Strengths 27
3 A Matter of Memory 47
4 Differentiation Design: Remembering Visual Information 67
5 Differentiation Design: Remembering Auditory Information 89
6 Differentiation Design: Remembering by Doing 109
7 Putting It All Together 131
Epilogue 153
Bibliography 155
Index 159
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