Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

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by Judy Willis M.D.
     
 

Drawing on her neurology expertise and classroom experience, author Judy Willis examined decades of learning-centered brain research to determine what information was most valid and relevant for educators. The result is a comprehensive and accessible guide for improving student learning based on the best the research world has to offer.

Willis takes a

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Drawing on her neurology expertise and classroom experience, author Judy Willis examined decades of learning-centered brain research to determine what information was most valid and relevant for educators. The result is a comprehensive and accessible guide for improving student learning based on the best the research world has to offer.

Willis takes a reader-friendly approach to neuroscience, describing how the brain processes, stores, and retrieves material and which instructional strategies help students learn most effectively and joyfully. You will discover how to captivate and hold the attention of your students and how to enhance their memory and test-taking success. You will learn how to know when students are ready for learning and when their brains need a rest. You will also learn how stress and emotion affect learning and how to improve student engagement. And you will find innovative techniques for designing assessments and adjusting teaching practices to ensure that all students reach their potential.

No matter what grade or subject you teach, Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning will enrich your repertoire of teaching strategies so you can help students reach their full academic potential.

Judy Willis is a board-certified neurologist and middle school teacher in Santa Barbara, California. She was in private practice as a neurologist for 15 years before going back to school to become a teacher. She has taught in elementary, middle, and graduate schools.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416603702
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
125
Sales rank:
473,354
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Memory, Learning, and Test-Taking Success
2. Strategies to Captivate Students� Attention
3. How Stress and Emotion Affect Learning
4. Assessment That Builds Dendrites
Afterword: The Future Is Now
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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