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ERIC Number: ED465714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 172
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87120-569-6
Teaching to the Brain's Natural Learning Systems.
Given, Barbara K.
This book investigates brain structures and functions of the brain's five major systems (emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective), applying findings from neuro-biology to education. It translates neuroscience into an educational framework for lesson planning and teaching. This framework can serve as a mental model for an ongoing assessment of students' basic human needs to be themselves, to belong, to know, to do, and to experiment and explore. It can also help teachers assess the roles they play (mentor/model, collaborator, facilitator, coach, and talent scout) and the personal/professional qualities they bring to the classroom (passion for learning, vision for seeing what is possible, intention for developing knowledge and skills, action for transforming dreams into realities, and reflection for self-monitoring and staying the course). (Contains 138 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.