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Super Teaching

Super Teaching
Over 1000 Practical Strategies

Fourth Edition
Edited by:

September 2008 | 216 pages | Corwin

"This powerful book makes an incredible contribution to the field of education! It provides numerous opportunities for reader participation in reflections, reactions, and other activities. Most important, it provides ideas and suggestions that will change the lives of children. Every educator should read this book."
—Ruth Gharst Waggoner, Principal
Heatherstone Elementary School, Olathe, KS

"An accumulation of a lot of the knowledge needed to be an effective teacher. Mentors will find the book helpful when working with new teachers."
—Linda Munger, Educational Consultant
Munger Education Associates

Empower students with proven strategies for brain-friendly instruction!

In the fourth edition of Super Teaching, brain expert Eric Jensen examines how students learn and how instruction changes a student's brain. This powerful guide offers more than 1,000 brain research–based teaching strategies and ready-to-implement instructional tools for engaging students, boosting learner memory, and meeting the needs of all learners.

In this completely revised edition, readers will find helpful features such as previews at the beginning of each chapter, reflective questions, affirmations, sidebars, bulleted lists, and quotable quotes. The author shows teachers how to improve instructional effectiveness, plan standards-based lessons, and optimize student learning with practical techniques such as:

  • Matching instruction with learners' developmental stages
  • Responding to unique learning styles with differentiated techniques
  • Using assessment as part of instruction
  • Addressing the learning needs of students in poverty
  • Managing students' emotions with music and energizers
  • Practicing positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student results

Use this practical resource to combine best practices with brain-friendly instruction and create a thriving learning environment that advances students' academic achievement.

Changes in the Fourth Edition
About the Author
1. How Teaching Changes Lives
2. How Students Learn
3. Learning Environment
4. Lesson Planning With the Standards
5. Learner Differences
6. Assessment for Learning
7. Super Mind-Sets
8. They All Have Special Needs
9. Poverty's Influence on Kids
10. Critical Connections
11. Learning to Remember
12. Listening Secrets
13. Engagement and Motivation Strategies
14. Fine-Tuning Your Presentation
15. The Productive Nature of Using Rituals
16. Managing Students' Emotional States With Music and Energizers
17. Running Your Class Successfully
18. Ways to Create a Thriving Self

There are some very good points in this book though we felt that it was not exactly what we were looking for.

For teaching ideas it is good but it just was not suitable for our DTLLS course.

Mr Yvert De Souza
Teacher Development Department, Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College
April 11, 2013

A very practical book with many strategies in support of teaching practices. This would be a valuable addition to any library, student or reflective practitioner.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
February 18, 2013

This book will be useful for learners on their journey to becoming a teacher with lots of practical help and suggestions in easy, simple to understand language.

Mrs Pam Lavender
Access, South Staffordshire College
March 14, 2012

This is a very helpful book giving students ideas and different strategies that can assist them with the art of teaching.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
September 23, 2011

Excellent book. Lots of useful strategies. Good book for both new and existing teachers.

May 28, 2011

It has some great information. I will definitely refer to it in class and put it on the highly recommended reading list in my syllabus. It would be a valuable resource in any teacher's professional library. It does not have all the information I need for my course and I'm limited to one required textbook.

Dr Nancy Wolf
School Of Education, Lesley University
December 16, 2009
Key features
  • A wealth of teacher-friendly strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom.
  • A beautiful 2-color layout
  • Quotable boxes to inspire K–12 teachers 
  • Reflective, brain-based questions that encourage educators to evaluate what and how they teach
  • A foundational approach of brain-based learning

  • A new way of looking at lesson plans in a standards-based environment

Sample Materials & Chapters


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