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Teach The Way The Brain Learns

Teach The Way The Brain Learns

by Madlon T. Laster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607091372

ISBN-13: 9781607091370

Pub. Date: 06/01/2009

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Teach the Way the Brain Learns discusses organizing learning experiences under themes. Once the brain has stored basic concepts in the curriculum, the storing-by-association system of the brain attaches new information to those basic concepts, building new ones as students have learning experiences that involve them in integrated subject matter. Thematic teaching

Overview

Teach the Way the Brain Learns discusses organizing learning experiences under themes. Once the brain has stored basic concepts in the curriculum, the storing-by-association system of the brain attaches new information to those basic concepts, building new ones as students have learning experiences that involve them in integrated subject matter. Thematic teaching has been around for quite a while, stemming from John Dewey and 'learning by doing.' Teachers need to return to it in view of the effects of narrowed curricula resulting from nationwide emphasis on testing and on rating schools based on student achievement. This book provides ways for teachers to link subjects and areas of learning for various teaching situations and takes readers from simple correlation through using published thematic units now available and on to developing their own interdisciplinary themes or in team efforts with other colleagues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607091370
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: The Brain Is Wired to File by Association
You Don't Have to Go Whole Hog at the Beginning
Coordinate and Correlate: Schedule and Share
Integrating Interdisciplinary Approaches
Social Studies Can Rule the Day: Themes to Lesson Plans
Theme-based Learning Activities
Simulations: Do-It-Yourself and Ready-Made
Some Successful Examples from the Past
Developing Geography and Friends
Epilogue: Last Thoughts

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