Leading and Learning in Schools: Brain-Based Practices / Edition 1

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As a result of the research taking place in cognitive science, neuroscience, the human genome project, physics and pharmacology, we are in the midst of a knowledge explosion. Never before have we had the potential for increasing our success with a wider range of students; knowing how students learn will inevitably lead us to more effective ways of teaching. In this groundbreaking work, Cram and Germinario present brain-based research in the language of laymen. More importantly, they show how administrators and teachers can use those findings to improve schools. This volume examines the mental models upon which schools operate, and how they blend (or compete) with the emerging frameworks for brain-compatible teaching and learning.

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Editorial Reviews

School Administrator
They show how educational policy and practice must adapt to brain-based learning research...Professional staff development in brain-based research is of vital importance...
Education Review
For educators who do not know the research behind some of the most successful recent classroom practices, or who simply would like a clearer explanation, this book should serve well.
Both school superintendents in New Jersey, Cram and Germinario explain brain-based research from such fields as cognitive science, neuroscience, the human genome project, and pharmacology in lay language, and explain how administrators and teachers can use the findings to improve schools. They also discuss how the mental models schools currently use blend or compete with the emerging frameworks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810837553
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry G. Cram, Ed.D., is Superintendent of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District in Mount Holly, NJ.Vito Germinario, Ed.D., is Superintendent of the Moorestown Township Public Schools in Moorestown, NJ.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dedication and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Our Growing Understanding of How We Learn Chapter 3 Ready, Set, Learn Chapter 4 Memory, Meaning, and Deeper Understanding Chapter 5 Brain Compatible Instruction Chapter 6 Brain-Based Curriculum Chapter 7 Professional Development Chapter 8 Brain-Friendly School Organization and Climate Chapter 9 The Learning Community—How it all Adds Up Chapter 10 Toward a Brain Compatible Theory on School Reform

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