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ERIC Number: ED512045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 241
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1067-0
Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. 2nd Edition
Wolfe, Patricia
While you don't need to be a scientist to understand brain-compatible teaching, you'll be far more effective when you base your teaching practices on the very best scientific information. This expanded and updated ASCD best-seller delivers that essential information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice. Renowned educator and consultant Patricia Wolfe explains: (1) How the brain encodes, manipulates, and stores information; (2) Why meaning is essential for attention; (3) How emotion can enhance or impede learning; and (4) Why different types of rehearsal are necessary for different types of learning. Plus, an all-new section explores brain development from birth through adolescence; the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain; and the importance of neuroplasticity. Discover classroom-proven examples of how you can enhance learning in all grades and subjects and add to your repertoire of brain-compatible teaching strategies. This book is divided into four sections and contains 14 chapters. Four sections include: (1) The Structure and Function of the Human Brain; (2) Brain Development from Birth Through Adolescence; (3) From Sensory Input to Information Storage; and (4) Matching Instruction to How the Brain Learns Best. Chapters include: (1) Opening the Black Box of the Brain; (2) Brain Anatomy--A Short Course: Neurons and Subcortical Structures; (3) Brain Anatomy--A Short Course: The Cortex; (4) How Neurons Communicate; (5) The Early and Middle Years; (6) The Adolescent Brain: A Work in Progress; (7) The Role of Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition, and Technology; (8) Sensory Memory: Getting Information into the Brain; (9) Working Memory: The Conscious Processing of Information; (10) Long-Term Memory: The Brain's Storage System; (11) Making Curriculum Meaningful Through Problems, Projects, and Simulations; (12) Using the Visual and Auditory Senses to Enhance Learning; (13) A Toolkit of Brain-Compatible Strategies; and (14) A Final Note on Brain-Compatible Teaching and Learning. A preface, glossary, and list of references are also included. [For "Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice," see ED454999.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ASCD