Synopses & Reviews
'There's a strong possibility that this will become one of the most used books on the educator's bookshelf, and that's all to the good because ultimately it will be the students (and their brains) who benefit' - From the Foreword by Pat Wolfe
'Teachers want ideas that make them better teachers. This is a welcome addition to books available in this field' - William Fitzhugh, Teacher, Reisterstown Elementary School, MD
This revised, updated edition of Designing Brain Compatible Learning synthesizes the latest brain research into a powerful set of teaching tools and strategies for integrating thinking skills, cooperative learning, graphic organizers, and authentic assessment into any classroom. The new edition features:
. Step-by-step strategies for teaching concepts, skills, and content to all age groups and learning styles
. A newly expanded section on standards-based lesson design and lesson planning
. Charts, diagrams, and other visual tools to reinforce learning
. A collection of new planning templates and graphic organizers
. An extended glossary and updated bibliography
This comprehensive guide for teachers and school leaders provides in-depth coverage of planning at its best.
The revised and updated edition of this comprehensive guide for teachers and instructional planners includes the latest cognitive research and its links to pedagogical theory and practice. This new edition includes an expanded section on lesson design and lesson planning as well as a generous collection of new planning templates and graphic organizers. Each chapter covers the "what is it," "why do we need it," and "how do we teach it" essentials and also provides in-depth coverage of * key concepts related to the chapter topic; * the rationale for the skills and/or strategies under discussion; and * step-by-step suggestions for their application, which can be applied to all age groups and to all areas of the curriculum. A Glossary, Bibliography, and Index add to the book's usefulness both for pre-service and in-service teachers alike.
This updated guide synthesizes the latest brain research into powerful teaching strategies for integrating thinking skills, authentic assessment, and standards-based lesson planning into any classroom.