Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8

Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8

by David A. Sousa


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Brain research has provided a tremendous opportunity to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. As educators, we can take this knowledge and apply it to the strategies we use in our classrooms.
This essential resource, based on David A. Sousa's best-seller How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities that feature some of the following strategies:
• Graphic organizers
• Mnemonic devices
• Cooperative learning
• Movement to enhance retention
• Music to stimulate brain activity and creativity

These activities, correlated with national standards, cover all the content areas in grades 6–8 and include topics such as vocabulary, characterization, percentages, word problems, family history, historical research, mitosis, chemical equations, and much more!
The more we understand how the brain learns, the more instructional options we have. This unique resource helps you make the most of the brain's learning potential and transform your teaching practices to engage every student in your classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634503723
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels.

Table of Contents

Connections to Standards
Put It Into Practice
1. Language Arts
Idiom Interviews
Uninvited to Tea
Sinking Sub
Hink Pink Think!
2. Mathematics
Is it a Deal?
Metric Measurement Run
Situation Cell Phone
Acting Out
3. Social Studies
1950s Hoop-la
Family Totem
Guess Who?
To Vote or Not to Vote
4. Science
We Will Rock You
Mitosis Focus
Heart Walk
Picturing Chemical Equations
5. Physical Education and the Arts
Personal Petroglyphs
Mozart Metaphors
Cartoons Can Teach
Fitness Instructor
Answer Key

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