Learning With the Body in Mind: The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games, and Physical Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Formerly a publication of The Brain Store

Capitalize on your students' high energy using these research-based movement activities to increase intrinsic motivation, improve attitudes, strengthen memory, and boost achievement in your classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890460075
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 979,291
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note About the Research
1. The Nature of Implicit Learning
To Understand It Is to Love It
Ten Reasons for Increasing Implict Learning
More Ways to Remember
Take the Long View of Play
2. The Moving Brain
Movement: The Choreography of Systems
How Our Sytems Are Activated
Our Key Biological Systems
Interaction Patterns
3. Indoor Games
What the Science Says
"Chair-Man" of the Bored
Perceptual-Motor/Cognition Enhancement
Movement's Impact on Learning
Waking Up the Brain
Sensory Integration
Emotional Expression
Change of Body, Change of Mind
The Binding Solution
Settling Time
Too Much, Too Fast, Won't Last
Meaning Making Is State-Dependent
Guidelines for Play
Indoor Movement Ideas
4. Performing Arts
What the Science Says
Creativity
Social Skills Enchancement
Motivation
Perceptual-Motor Enhancement
Self-Discipline
Cognition
Emotional Intelligence
Self-Esteem
Performance Suggstions You Can Use Today
5. Outdoor Play and Recess
What the Science Says
Developing Social Skills
Mind-Body State Changes
Self-Esteem
Spinning Is Good for the Brain
Stress Reduction
When "Not Learning" Is Important
Cognition
When Recess Isn't Working
Healthy Participation
Get Outside
Sick Buildings, Sick Learners
Motoring Up Motivation
Playful Ideas You Can Use Today
6. Exercise and Fitness
What the Science Says
New Cells, Better Brain
Self-Esteem
More Efficient Learning
Stress and Aggression
Grades and Test Scores
Perceptual-Motor Skills
Healthy Heart, Healthy Body
Motivation
Improved Discipline
Practical Exercises You Can Use Today
7. Getting a Move On: Policy Implications
A Note to Policy Makers
A Note to Saff Developers
Where to Start
Quick Guide: 65 Alll-Time Best Learning Activators
Best Indoor Games
Best Outdoor Games
Brainy Energizers
Focusing the Brain
Appendix
Bibliography
Brain-Based Resources
About the Author
Index
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