ERIC Number: ED457162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching: From Translation to Application. How To Make Every Year Your Best Year.
Sprenger, Marilee B.
This book uses an analogy of "The Wizard of Oz" to offer information about cognitive research, sharing simple tactics for implementing these ideas in the classroom. The book discusses expert findings about brain growth, structure, and functions to help teachers and administrators foster a love of learning in all students. Key features include: discussion about memory pathways, learning styles, and multiple intelligences; extensive examples from real school situations where brain research has been applied; tactics for immediately putting brain-based information to work in the classroom; and concrete techniques for using music, teams, rapport building, and brain-state changes to stimulate student learning. The eight chapters are: (1) "The Journey: The Brain Goes to School"; (2)"Following the Yellow Brick Road: Understanding Brain Structure and Function"; (3) "If I Only Had the Nerve: Dealing with Stress"; (4) "If I Only Had a Heart: Emotional Growth"; (5) "If I Only Had a Brain: Complex Cognitive Skills"; (6) "Which Witch Is Which?" Calming and Controlling the Classroom"; (7) "Dorothy: Teaching Different Brains"; and (8) "No Place Like Home: The Learning Environment." A glossary of terms is included. (Contains 112 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Response, Memory, Multiple Intelligences, Stress Management, Student Evaluation
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7861-5, $27.95; hardcover: ISBN-0-7619-7860-7, $61.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-499-5323 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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