Learning with the Brain in Mind

Learning with the Brain in Mind Author Michael Hebron
ISBN-10 1937069087
Year 2017-03-01
Pages 194
Language en
Publisher
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The field of Brain Based Learning has grown significantly with the introduction of new technology allowing us to better understand how the brain functions and the effects of various circumstances including acts of learning and the brain's connection to that process of change. Learning with the Brain in Mind explores research about the brain being our gateway to learning, and how what we do mentally and physically is organized in the brain first. This book questions; Why some individuals experience meaningful learning while others do not? What should we know about the nature of learning? How should students be evaluated? Is there a need to rethink the relationship between learning and teaching? In general, current methods of teaching, regardless of the topic or setting, emphasize content, memorization, drills, practice, and test taking. Some approaches tend to look for what is broken and attempt to fix-it. An alternative, based on the brain's connection to the nature of learning, is to provide a safe, playful, less judgmental environment in which self-discovery, experimentation, and adaptation are encouraged.This book is arranged by first presenting a general description of the brain and nervous system and some of the terminology used in this book to enable all readers to have a common vocabulary and appreciation of the interaction of the nervous system to conditions that affect learning. The book then provides insights into how Brain-Compatible Learning can be accomplished.

Learning with the Brain in Mind

Learning with the Brain in Mind Author Frank McNeil
ISBN-10 9781412945257
Year 2009
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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Using his findings to present practical strategies for enhancing pupil learning, Frank McNeil explores recent research in neuroscience and combines this with learning in three interconnected ways: attention, emotions, and memory.

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Arts with the Brain in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416600749
Year 2001-05-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Publisher description: This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning.

The Learning Brain

The Learning Brain Author Torkel Klingberg
ISBN-10 9780199917105
Year 2013
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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Despite all our highly publicized efforts to improve our schools, the United States is still falling behind. We recently ranked 15th in the world in reading, math, and science. Clearly, more needs to be done. In The Learning Brain, Torkel Klingberg urges us to use the insights of neuroscience to improve the education of our children. The key to improving education lies in understanding how the brain works: that is where learning takes place, after all. The book focuses in particular on "working memory"--our ability to concentrate and to keep relevant information in our head while ignoring distractions (a topic the author covered in The Overflowing Brain). Research shows enormous variation in working memory among children, with some ten-year-olds performing at the level of a fourteen-year old, others at that of a six-year old. More important, children with high working memory have better math and reading skills, while children with poor working memory consistently underperform. Interestingly, teachers tend to perceive children with poor working memory as dreamy or unfocused, not recognizing that these children have a memory problem. But what can we do for these children? For one, we can train working memory. The Learning Brain provides a variety of different techniques and scientific insights that may just teach us how to improve our children's working memory. Klingberg also discusses how stress can impair working memory (skydivers tested just before a jump showed a 30% drop in working memory) and how aerobic exercise can actually modify the brain's nerve cells and improve classroom performance. Torkel Klingberg is one of the world's leading cognitive neuroscientists, but in this book he wears his erudition lightly, writing with simplicity and good humor as he shows us how to give our children the best chance to learn and grow.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Teaching with the Brain in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416600305
Year 2005-01
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Discusses how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching.

Arts with the Brain in Mind

Arts with the Brain in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416600749
Year 2001-05-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Publisher description: This book presents the definitive case, based on what we know about the brain and learning, for making arts a core part of the basic curriculum and thoughtfully integrating them into every subject. Separate chapters address musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts in ways that reveal their influence on learning.

Beginnings Beyond Foundations in Early Childhood Education

Beginnings   Beyond  Foundations in Early Childhood Education Author Ann Miles Gordon
ISBN-10 9781305500969
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 560
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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The primary strength of BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND: FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 10th Edition, is its blend of simplicity and depth. In a clear and easy-to-understand style, the book lays out basic questions any student of early childhood education would want answered -- and presents key concepts, the latest research, and practical examples so that questions are thoroughly answered. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) is woven throughout the text, as is material on diversity and development, which enables readers to understand that issues of age, gender, race/ethnicity, ability, and family are part of every aspect of teaching and learning. Every chapter has a feature focused on how brain-based research is connected to development, and another that highlights intentional teaching. Through its tone, visuals, and pedagogy, the book is accessible to and respectful of readers with a range of abilities and learning styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Different Brains Different Learners

Different Brains  Different Learners Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781412965019
Year 2010
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Provides instructions for teachers on identifying common impairments and symptomsm, allowing educators to make adjustments that enable students to learn effectively.

On Course Study Skills Plus Edition

On Course  Study Skills Plus Edition Author Skip Downing
ISBN-10 9781439085226
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE, STUDY SKILLS PLUS EDITION was created for educators who would like to promote student growth and self-awareness, and whose goal it is to empower their students while providing more extensive instruction in study skills. The Study Skills Plus Edition engages students in a learner-centered construction of study skills knowledge, and gives students practice in applying empowerment strategies. The ON COURSE STUDY SKILLS PLUS EDITION demonstrates the choices that successful students make. This new text highlights the very process of learning how to solve academic challenges with improved study skills so that students learn the empowering process of critical and creative problem solving that will enable them to achieve greater success in all parts of their lives. This is accomplished through case studies, where students can apply strategies they learn to scenarios before creating their own academic skills plan. A self-assessment tool at the beginning of the text helps students to identify behaviors and beliefs they may wish to change in order to achieve more of their potential in college and in life. Students have an opportunity to revisit their self-assessment at the conclusion of the text. Written in a positive, motivational style, ON COURSE empowers students with the tools they need to take charge of their success in college and in life. Downing’s powerful guided journal entries are retained from the ON COURSE text to help students develop essential life skills by encouraging exploration of personal responsibility, self-motivation, interdependence, and self-esteem. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Black Belt

Black Belt Author
ISBN-10
Year 1998-11
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher
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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416612100
Year 2010-06-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.

How People Learn

How People Learn Author Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
ISBN-10 9780309070362
Year 2000-08-11
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Language Intelligence or Universal English

Language Intelligence or Universal English Author Dr. Rimaletta Ray
ISBN-10 9781483674445
Year 2013-08-23
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
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“Language Intelligence or Universal English” by Dr. Rimaletta Ray The book “Language Intelligence or Universal English” – is a collection of the three volumes, Book One, Book Two, and Book Three , that represent the three parts of one, interconnected auto-training remedial course on renewing any language intelligence , in general, and the English language intelligence ,in particular. Language fitness is the main prerogative of all the three books. Without a doubt, the globalization of economy and a new technological revolution require that we display a much higher level of language habits and speech skills, the skills that do not only meet our immediate needs of communication in English, but also the skills that generate new business opportunities and help us promote an intelligent network building, using English as the main web-tool. Building solid language intelligence is vital for rationalizing our lives at the present choice-driven and digitally focused times. The books are helping to create breakthroughs for developing new language intelligence that, in turn, will help readers build up emotional, professional, cultural, and social intelligences that are at the core of global communication now and that are the main concepts of the book “ “Living Intelligence” that is , coming out next. Book One- is a remedial course of linguistic apprenticeship. It’s a theoretical book that is addressed to language learners/speakers who are willing to rationalize and remedy their native or the English language knowledge in the brain. There is an urgent need for language learners to know how language is being processed in the brain to be able to operate it in a much more scientifically-informed way, neuroscience-wise. It also presents a new paradigm of language learning based on the Method of the Right Language Behavior, worked out by Dr. Rimaletta Ray, a doctor of Psycholinguistics. Book Two is a practical course. It presents the Method of the Right Language Behavior in action, focusing on remedying a reader’s Pronunciation, Grammar and Vocabulary habits. It contains and very well structured chunks of basic brain-focused information, and it presents the practical shot-cuts on how to build up the operative language awareness in English Book Three is a remedial course, based on the ways that are considerably improving readers’ Speaking, Writing, Reading, and Listening Skills. It contains the shot-cuts of the remedial work on the speech skills and the know-how to better choreograph them in face-to- face and digital communication. Be Language - Fit to Succeed!

The New Science of Learning

The New Science of Learning Author Terry Doyle
ISBN-10 9781620360118
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 136
Language en
Publisher Stylus Publishing, LLC
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Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school Recent advances in brain science show that most students’ learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong. While all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of your studies. This book shows you what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick with you even after the test. Taking a small amount of time to read and act upon the material in this book will prove to be one of the best decisions you can make as a learner. What you discover will change the way you learn in college and will be helpful in your personal and professional life. You live in a world where you will have to be a lifelong learner, constantly updating your skills and changing jobs to compete in the global marketplace. Most college students today will have as many as 10-14 different jobs by age 38. Learning how to learn in harmony with your brain is crucial to your long-term success. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how you prepare to learn, engage with your course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material whenever you need it. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that you can put into practice right away. Did you know neuroscientists have shown that memories are made while you sleep, and by studying right before sleeping you can make stronger memories for your information? In this book the authors explain the role that sleep, exercise and your senses play in learning; how memory works and what makes the brain pay attention; the importance of your mindset towards learning and pattern recognition; as well as new breakthroughs in brain science that can enhance your ability to learn new information and make later recall (for tests or everyday life) easier. This book will put you on the path to reaching your full learning potential.