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Designing Brain-Compatible Learning

Third Edition

Foreword by Pat Wolfe



June 2006 | 304 pages | Corwin

"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

Combine the best of what we know about how the brain learns with the best of what we know about teaching!

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 instructional leaders provides in-depth coverage of instructional planning at its best.


 
Foreword to the Original Edition by Pat Wolfe
 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. Cognitive Research
 
2. Pedagogical Theory
 
3. Designing Brain-Compatible Units and Lessons
 
4. Theories of Intelligence
 
5. Cooperative Group Learning
 
6. Collaborative Skills
 
7. Thinking Skills
 
8. Graphic Organizers
 
9. Assessment
 
Glossary
 
Bibliography
 
Index

"Offers a well-documented analysis of how the brain works. Each of the research studies cited leads into a discussion of its classroom implications. Teachers really don't want to read about research studies. They want ideas that make them better teachers. The research studies give validity to the ideas presented for use in the classroom. This book is a welcome addition to books available in this field."

William Fitzhugh, Second-Grade Teacher
Reisterstown Elementary School, MD

"I have used information from this book in my presentations. The ideas are very practical and can be immediately implemented."

Steve Hutton, Educational Consultant
Kentucky Department of Education

"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

"Informative, readable, and most of all, practical."

NACADA Journal, Spring 2007
Key features
  • Revised and updated edition of the comprehensive guide for teachers and instructional planners 
  • Provides in-depth coverage of the latest cognitive research and its links to pedagogical theory and practice.
  • Includes greatly expanded coverage of lesson design and lesson planning
  • Provides a generous collection of reproducible planning templates and graphic organizers.
  • Each chapter covers the "what is it," "why do we need it," and "how do we teach it" essentials
  • Relevant 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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Gregory Parry Foreword

Gregory Parry Introduction

Gregory Parry Ch 1


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ISBN: 9781412937177
$44.95