Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice [NOOK Book]

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“The title promises ideas for effective teaching, and the book delivers on this promise in clear, compelling, and believable prose. This is a book for educators, for policy makers, for parents, and even for presidents.”

—From the Foreword byRobert Calfee, professor emeritus, Stanford University


“This is an interdisciplinary book like no other currently in publication. The bridge to practice is articulated clearly, setting the stage for a new...

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Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice

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Overview

“The title promises ideas for effective teaching, and the book delivers on this promise in clear, compelling, and believable prose. This is a book for educators, for policy makers, for parents, and even for presidents.”

—From the Foreword byRobert Calfee, professor emeritus, Stanford University


“This is an interdisciplinary book like no other currently in publication. The bridge to practice is articulated clearly, setting the stage for a new paradigm in teacher education and how we consider learning.”

Deborah Schussler, Villanova University


“In their most interesting and instructive book, the authors appear to me as guides leading readers on a fascinating journey of discovery.”

Reuven Feuerstein, Cognitive Psychologist, International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential


“This book is easy to read, understand, and use to apply what we know about learning in the brain and translate that knowledge into educational practice.”

Daniel C. Miller, Texas Woman’s University


“One of the best books on neuroscience and education. Given the new core standards, topics in the book are just what teachers need.”

Debby Zambo, Arizona State University


“Brings together many disparate lines of inquiry into a ‘big idea’ framework that helps professionals consume and apply critical funds of knowledge efficiently. It could be used as required reading for a pre-service teacher education course.”

Tanner LaBaron Wallace, University of Pittsburgh


“This book will be a welcome and important supplement to any traditional educational psychology text.”

Linda Rittner, University of Central Oklahoma


This seminal text, grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain and education research to classroom practice, empowers educators with an inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. It is a compelling vision as well as a firm foundation for implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The practical application of the essential ideas—neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the Body-Brain System, and metacognition—is supported by a wealth of vignettes, examples, inspirational stories from teachers, strategies, reflective questions, and connections between current research on how people learn and classroom practice.


Donna Wilsonis lead developer of graduate programs with majors in brain-based teaching with the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University.Marcus Conyersis cofounder of the Center for Innovative Education and Prevention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807771860
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 766,516
  • File size: 379 KB

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    This book includes a wealth of information compacted into an eas

    This book includes a wealth of information compacted into an easy read for teachers. The section in chapter six on connecting cognitive strategies to the Common Core State Standards is very
    useful to teachers especially with the present-day mandates. I love how it visually puts together the chapters to include guided questions, summaries and reflections, differing perspectives on thinking about the subject matter, opportunities for the reader to learn more about the topics, and practical examples from teachers. This book is a great example on how we should be delivering  information to our students.
     

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    This important book for teachers dispels long-held myths about s

    This important book for teachers dispels long-held myths about student intelligence and potential. “Five Big Ideas” starts with the latest mind, brain, and education research, which conveys a new understanding about the brain’s amazing plasticity. As the book explains, this means is that intelligence is not a fixed characteristic but rather we can become smarter through hard work and effective learning strategies. Teachers who understand this and the other big ideas contained within this book will be better able to see the potential in all of their students—not just those who have been previously identified as high achievers. Low expectations from teachers become a self-fulfilling prophecy, but as the authors explain, teachers who have high expectations for all of their students and follow through with effective teaching strategies can make an incredible difference in their students’ academic performance and, ultimately their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching is for classroom teachers

    Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching is for classroom teachers as well as administrators, parents, and education policy makers. Wilson & Conyers have taken complicated research on neuroscience and education and presented it in a clear and captivating manner. A must read for the educator in all of us!

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