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Jensen, Eric – 2001
To push for higher standards of learning, many policymakers are eliminating arts programs. This book presents the definitive case, based on what is known about the brain and learning, for making the arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Art Activities, Art Education, Cognitive Processes
Howard, Pierce J. – 2000
This book discusses what is known about the brain and memory storage and how people can improve their recall of information. There are 10 parts with 37 chapters. Part 1, "Forming a Foundation: The Context for Using Your Owner's Manual," includes topics like brain basics and brain imaging. Part 2, "Wellness: Getting the Most Out of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Aging (Individuals), Alzheimers Disease, Attention Deficit Disorders
Childre, Doc Lew; Paddison, Sara Hatch, Ed. – 1996
Raising children in today's fast-paced society requires love and technique. Ways that parents can teach children to love, teach them values, and help them balance their lives are discussed in this activity book. The text opens with a discussion of heart intelligence (what is sometimes equated with emotional intelligence). Heart intelligence…
Descriptors: Activities, Adolescents, Child Rearing, Children
Ball, Peter; Robertson, Brad – Education Canada, 2000
Interest by a few principals in brain-based learning led to several workshops on best educational practices and the application of neuroscience to teaching methods. Consequently, their entire Ontario school district became energized to learn about new teaching strategies. Presents nine tips, based on the principals' experiences, for facilitating…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Fiore, Carole, Comp. – 1998
Library and health care professionals team up in the Born to Read partnerships in Florida to empower at-risk expectant and new parents to take an active role in the health and education of their children. Designed for Born to Read workshop participants, this manual contains the following sections: (1) General Information, including workshop…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Bibliographies, Brain, Child Development
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Schwartz, Hadar S. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
As American society has become increasingly aware of the plight of sex trafficked American children, attention has shifted from delinquency to victimhood (Mitchell, Finkelhor, & Wolak, 2010) with a corresponding awareness of the trauma that victims endure. This reconceptualization is incomplete without a larger understanding of the…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Early Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Irvin, Andrea – English Journal, 2012
English teachers have those favorite characters in the literature they choose to study with their students, from the classics of Lennie and George in "Of Mice and Men" to more contemporary characters such as Arnold in "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" who was "born with water on the brain" (Alexie 1). The author loves allowing…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Emotional Intelligence, Rural Areas, Personality
Lenhoff, Howard M. – Exceptional Parent, 2009
Scientists admit that they do not understand yet how infants acquire their abilities and love of music. What they do know, however, is that much of the brain development in the first six years of a child's life is devoted to the learning and retaining of music and language. It appears that children have an open window, which allows them to…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music, Mental Retardation, Brain
CIVITAS Initiative, Chicago, IL. – 2000
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey and featuring Dr. Kyle Pruett, this videotape focuses on new parents' relationship with their infant in the first 3 months of life. The 30-minute videotape begins with footage of infants during the newborn period and depicts parents talking about their emotional response to their infant's birth. The video focuses on…
Descriptors: Brain, Childhood Needs, Early Experience, Fathers
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Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL. – 2001
This brochure for parents, in English- and Spanish-language versions, provides facts about infants' brains and offers suggestions for parents to help their baby's development by providing experiences to stimulate neural development. The facts are: (1) a baby's brain needs many different experiences to be nourished, such as being talked or sung to…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Early Experience, Individual Development
Sylwester, Robert – 1997
This videotape explores the relationship between the child's social world and cognitive development. The first part of the video examines why the social environment is important to brain development. This section looks at the amount of time a child spends in a social environment, and the anatomy of the developing brain. The second part of the…
Descriptors: Brain, Environmental Influences, Personality, Resilience (Personality)
Perlmutter, Adam – Teaching Music, 2009
Some pianists have idiosyncratic ways of keeping their hands and fingers relaxed. Glenn Gould, for example, religiously soaked his digits in hot water before performing or recording. While the jury is still out on the effectiveness of Gould's routine, there are plenty of other exercises and practices that will keep a pianist's fingers limber.…
Descriptors: Music, Musicians, Music Teachers, Models
Eliot, Lise – 1999
Drawing upon the burgeoning research in neurology, as well as stories of real children, this book charts the brain's development, from conception through the critical first 5 years of life. In examining the many factors that play crucial roles in that process, the book explores the evolution of the senses, motor skills, social and emotional…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Development, Emotional Development, Hearing (Physiology)
Honig, Alice Sterling – Early Childhood Today, 2004
New brain research reveals that synapses, the connections between neurons, are twice as plentiful at 24 months as in adulthood. Reading to babies helps "wire in" those synapses so that babies get an early intellectual boost. This article discusses early reading for babies as it promotes early literacy. Sharing picture books is a wonderful way to…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Reading, Emergent Literacy
Sprenger, Marilee B. – 2002
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…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style
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