Gaina solid understanding of the basic neurobiology behind adolescent behaviors and invigorate your teaching practices using music, movement, and brain-based activities.
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About the Author
Raleigh Philp has taught at every level of public and private school from grade school through graduate school. Currently, he is a consultant for the California State Department of Education’s health related programs, and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University, teaching science and health methods courses in the graduate school of education. Over the last decade, Raleigh has devoted his academic efforts to studying the literature on brain research. He is primarily interested in the application of neuroscience to learning. He is committed to helping educators better understand adolescent brain development so they may focus their instruction to reach students with varied learning methods. Raleigh has presented brain-compatible learning workshops and been a keynote speaker at universities, county offices of education, and school districts throughout California, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. He is a past recipient of the California Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching, as well as a Fulbright grant.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. What We Know About the Brain and Learning: Integrating Neuroscience, Psychology, and Education2. Mapping the Brain: New Findings in Brain Research3. Environmental and Genetic Effects on the Developing Brain4. The Brain During Adolescence: Making Sense of Technology, Media, Social Status, and Education5. Making Material Meaningful: Connecting Emotions and Learning6. Stress and the Brain-Body Connection: Restoring Balance in the Classroom7. Managing Students’ Physiological States for Engaged Learning8. Using Music Effectively to Enhance Learning9. This is Your Brain On…: Understanding and Curbing Adolescent Substance Abuse10. Drugs That Enhance Student Achievement: Good Kids Making Bad DecisionsConclusionReferencesIndex