Teaching Smarter With the Brain in Mind: Practical Ways to Apply the Latest Brain Research to Deepen Comprehension, Improve Memory, and Motivate Students to Achieve

Teaching Smarter With the Brain in Mind: Practical Ways to Apply the Latest Brain Research to Deepen Comprehension, Improve Memory, and Motivate Students to Achieve

by Sarah Armstrong
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545021203
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.53(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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
References     121
Appendix     124
Index     128

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