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Enhance educators' understanding of how the brain processes and retains information
Designed around the third edition of David A. Sousa's bestseller How the Brain Learns, this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the necessary materials to help teachers translate brain research about teaching and learning into actual classroom practice. Facilitators will be able to show how students' emotions influence learning, memory, and the development of thinking skills and lead enlightening discussions about: How environmental factors affect the growing brain Integrating the arts into lessons to stimulate different parts of the brain Strategies for teaching to the whole brain Developing memory systems for knowledge retention Using motivation to enhance knowledge transfer
Featuring practical ways for teachers to incorporate brain-friendly techniques in their classrooms, How the Brain Learns: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development provides:
The companion book, How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, a comprehensive look at how the student brain functions and processes informationA 50-minute, content-rich VHS video that features David A. Sousa discussing current brain research and master teachers demonstrating brain-based strategies in elementary, middle, and high school classroomsA companion DVD with a navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of the video contentA step-by-step facilitator's guide that connects the core content of the book to the video/DVD and includes segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, key points, and discussion questions
This all-in-one package is indispensable for staffdevelopers, principals, and district administrators leading professional development to help teachers deepen their understanding of how the brain learns.
Use this resource to increase educators understanding of how the brain processes information and demonstrate how to translate brain research about teaching and learning into classroom practice.
Includes: VHS Videotape (50 min.), DVD, Facilitator s Guide, Companion Book