Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning

Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412952033
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/20/2008
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his Ph D in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded Super Camp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

Le Ann Nickelsen, M.Ed. is a former teacher and currently provides staff development nationally on topics including brain research, reading and vocabulary strategies, how food affects learning, and differentiated instruction. She was a classroom teacher in three states and won a Teacher of the Year Award in Texas. Le Ann is known as “the teacher’s teacher” because of her practical, research-based examples that teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. She has a passion for both instilling the love for learning as well as helping teachers succeed. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut and parents her school age twins.

She is the member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and presenter for Staff Development for Educators (SDE). She is the author of eight books published by Scholastic, Inc. including Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities and a four-series set called Comprehension Mini-Lessons. She has written articles for parenting magazines and The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain.

Currently, Le Ann does staff development and may be reached at or call 203-790-0119. To purchase any of Le Ann’s books go to her website:

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Beneath the Surface: Exploring the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC)
DELC Model Introduced
Standards & Objectives of the Book
Part I. Preparing for Learning
2. Preparing for Deeper Learning
DELC Step #1. Planning the Standards & Curriculum
DELC Step #2. Pre-Assessing
DELC Step #3. Building a Positive Learning Culture
3. Activating Prior Knowledge and Acquiring New Knowledge
DELC Step #4. Priming & Activating Prior Knowledge
DELC Step #5. Acquiring Prior Knowledge
Part II. Processing the Content
4. Processing With a Purpose
DELC Step #6. Processing the Content
5. Processing Strategies Galore
DELC Step #6. Processing the Content
Part III. Putting It All Together
6. The Lesson Planning Guide
DELC Step #7. Evaluating the Student Learning
7. Processing Must-Have Tips

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davidloertscher on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Every great teacher and teacher librarian has a bag of tricks in their head that usually work or that can be modified in a moment¿s notice to adapt to learners of various types and in various situations. At first glance, our authors are headed directly there and are right on target. They present a model that pushes students toward more than surface learning. First, they suggest that teachers begin with the standards statements, then build knowledge of the group you are working with, developing positive student engagement strategies, activate their prior knowledge, and then they provide a plethora of strategies for activating and thinking about what they are learning ending in evaluation. Most ideas are for engaging students in text and we liked the many worksheets that force the learner to interpret and think about what they are reading and doing. However, these authors need a good teacher librarian who would introduce them to the world of information and technology adding strategies not only for various information types but also information literacy and so what activities as the culmination of what they know and how they learned it. So, if you need text-based engagement strategies, this is a book to purchase and study. However, for a collaborative tool that pushes kids into the real world of the Internet, film, and web 2.0, I am looking for something much deeper. Not recommended.