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The Best of Corwin: Educational Neuroscience
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The Best of Corwin: Educational Neuroscience

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September 2011 | 200 pages | Corwin

Learn about the brain from some fine minds in education

The Best of Corwin series showcases key chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications for a powerful compilation of perspectives on important education issues and topics. Featuring the works of recognized pioneers in the nascent field of educational neuroscience, this cutting-edge collection show show to apply current brain research to teaching and learning. The book is divided into three parts: The Developing Brain, The Brain in School, and Instructional Strategies for Every Brain. Chapter topics include:

  • Brain structures and development from birth through adolescence
  • What causes the brain to pay attention and remember
  • How the brain learns to read and calculate
  • Differences between the male and female brain
  • The social and academic needs of students with learning difficulties
  • Strategies for keeping students' brains engaged, focused, and energized

Teachers are brain-changers, and knowing more about how the brain learns can only make you more successful at reaching and engaging young minds.


David A. Sousa
Preface
David A. Sousa
Introduction
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors
 
Part I. The Developing Brain
David A. Sousa
1. The Physiology of the Brain
Robert Sylwester
2. The Child's Brain
Sheryl G. Feinstein
3. The Adolescent's Brain
 
Part II. The Brain in School
Pamela Nevills
4. The Literate Brain
David A. Sousa
5. The Numerate Brain
Abigail Norfleet James
6. The Male and the Female Brain
Eric Jensen
7. The Special Needs Brain
 
Part III. Instructional Strategies for Every Brain
Michael A. Scaddan
8. Calming the Brain
Marcia L. Tate
9. Engaging the Brain
Marcia L. Tate
10. Focusing the Brain
Eric Jensen
11. Energizing the Brain
 
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Key features
  • Features the work of some of the leading figures in the field of brain compatible teaching and learning, including David A. Sousa, Robert Sylwester, Pamela Nevills, Eric Jensen, and Marcia Tate.
  • Explores a full range of critical issues related to educational neuroscience, including the development of the brain throughout childhood and adolescence; issues of literacy and numeracy as they relate to cognition; differences between the male and female brain; and the effective use of instructional strategies to engage all learners

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction


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ISBN: 9781452217345
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