Teaching Smarter With the Brain in Mind: Practical Ways to Apply the Latest Brain Research to Deepen Comprehension, Improve Memory, and Motivate Students to Achieveby Sarah Armstrong
Pub. Date: 08/01/2008
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Our brains work best under optimal conditions we think more creatively, we absorb information quickly, and we produce better work. So how do we create those conditions in a classroom setting to help all of our students achieve? This guide shows teachers how to use simple research-supported strategies in any lesson to improve students' engagement, productivity, and capacity to learn. Among the brain-boosting tools teachers can use tomorrow are innovative graphic organizers and note-taking techniques, review activities that help students memorize content-area information, questioning tips for improving students' abilities think critically, and practical ways to differentiate lessons for all learners. For use with Grades 3-8.
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Table of Contents
Teaching Smarter: Moving From Good to Great Instruction 4
Activating the Learning Brain: Using Memory Systems to Get to Mastery 13
Designer's Challenge: Lesson Design, That Is! 28
Saying It with Pictures: Improving Recall Using Nonverbal Memory Systems 46
Higher-Order Thinking: Make Students Do the Work! 65
Energizing the Brain: Movement, Music, and Social Interactions 90
Conclusion: Putting Brain-Compatible Instruction Into Practice 112
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