Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain

Author: Janet Zadina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118584880
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From an award-winning neuroscience researcher with twenty years of teaching experience, Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain uses educator-friendly language to explain how the brain learns. Steering clear of “neuro-myths,” Dr. Janet Zadina discusses multiple brain pathways for learning and provides practical advice for creating a brain-compatible classroom. While there are an abundance of books and workshops that aim to integrate education and brain science, educators are seldom given concrete, actionable advice that makes a difference in the classroom. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain bridges that divide by providing examples of strategies for day-to-day instruction aligned with the latest brain science . The book explains not only the sensory/motor pathways that are familiar to most educators (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), it also explores the lesser known pathways--reward/survival, language, social, emotional, frontal lobe, and memory/attention--and how they can be tapped to energize and enhance instruction. Educators are forever searching for new and improved ways to convey information and inspire curiosity, and research suggests that exploiting different pathways may have a major effect on learning. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain allows readers to see brain science through the eyes of a teacher—and teaching through the eyes of a brain scientist.

Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain

Author: Janet Zadina
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118567617
Format: PDF
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MULTIPLE PATHWAYS TO THE STUDENT BRAIN From an award-winning neuroscience researcher with twenty years of teaching experience, Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain uses educator-friendly language to explain how the brain learns. Steering clear of “neuro-myths,” Dr. Janet Zadina discusses multiple brain pathways for learning and provides practical advice for creating a brain-compatible classroom. While there is an abundance of books and workshops that aim to integrate education and brain science, educators are seldom given concrete, actionable advice that makes a difference in the classroom. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain bridges that divide by providing examples of strategies for day-to-day instruction aligned with the latest brain science. The book explains not only the sensory/motor pathways that are familiar to most educators (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), it also explores the lesser known pathways—reward/survival, language, social, emotional, frontal lobe, and memory/attention—and how they can be tapped to energize and enhance instruction. Educators are forever searching for new and improved ways to convey information and inspire curiosity, and research suggests that exploiting different pathways may have a major effect on learning. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain allows readers to see brain science through the eyes of a teacher—and teaching through the eyes of a brain scientist. Praise for Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain “Janet Zadina masterfully bridges the world of neuroscience and education. With this book, she provides educators with a toolbox of practical, scientifically supported ideas that can be used in the classroom immediately.” —Ursula Sohns, Professor of Developmental Studies, Lone Star College-North Harris, Texas “Finally, a book that integrates brain research and how to apply it with practical strategies to maximize student achievement! Janet Zadina’s chatty, conversational tone makes this a quick, easy read. It will be a resource I refer to often.” —Karen Solis, K-12 ESL Teacher, Gastonia, NC

Educational Neuroscience

Author: Denis Mareschal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118725891
Format: PDF, Docs
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Educational Neuroscience presents a series of readings from educators, psychologists, and neuroscientists that explore the latest findings in developmental cognitive neurosciences and their potential applications to education. Represents a new research area with direct relevance to current educational practices and policy making Features individual chapters written collaboratively by educationalist, psychologists, and neuroscientists to ensure maximum clarity and relevance to a broad range of readers Edited by a trio of leading academics with extensive experience in the field

The Classroom Teacher s Technology Survival Guide

Author: Doug Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111818355X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive guide for integrating educational technology in the K-12 classroom This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning. Covers the most up-to-date technologies and how they can best be used in the classroom Includes advice on upgrading time-tested educational strategies using technology Talks about managing "disruptive technologies" in the classroom Includes a wealth of illustrative examples, helpful suggestions, and practical tips This timely book provides a commonsense approach to choosing and using educational technology to enhance learning.

The Muses Go to School

Author: Herbert Kohl
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595587683
Format: PDF, Docs
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What do Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, and Phylicia Rashad have in common? A transformative encounter with the arts during their school years. Whether attending a play for the first time, playing in the school orchestra, painting a mural under the direction of an art teacher, or writing a poem, these famous performers each credit an experience with the arts at school with helping them discover their inner humanity and putting them on the road to fully realized creative lives. In The Muses Go to School, autobiographical pieces with well-known artists and performers are paired with interpretive essays by distinguished educators to produce a powerful case for positioning the arts at the center of primary and secondary school curriculums. Spanning a range of genres from acting and music to literary and visual arts, these smart and entertaining voices make surprising connections between the arts and the development of intellect, imagination, spirit, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, and self-discipline of young people. With support from a star-studded cast, editors Herbert Kohl and Tom Oppenheim present a memorable critique of the growing national trend to eliminate the arts in public education. Going well beyond the traditional rationales, The Muses Go to School shows that creative arts, as a means of academic and personal development, are a critical element of any education. It is essential reading for teachers, parents, and anyone who really cares about education.

Brain Compatible Learning for the Block

Author: R. Bruce Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293759
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition provides detailed sample lesson plans and includes additional strategies for using extended time formats effectively.

Savvy Gems

Author: Kenia Nunez
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544925943
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This next generation self-help book is a step-by-step guide that can help you navigate the valleys and the mountaintops of life. Kenia puts together essential tools and techniques that will give you a head start on what so many wait to learn after they have entered into the very real (and sometimes terrifying) world of adulthood. This book is not only a roadmap for young women, but also a guide for their parents, teachers and anyone that is interested in self-development. Kenia engages the reader and uses real life examples on how to access personal power through the practice of self-care. This is the book that every woman wishes they had growing up, and the book that every teen girl will be glad to have right now. A must read--and a book worth sharing again and again." David Sams, 9-time Emmy Winning Producer, Director, Writer. While at King World, he launched the most successful syndicated talk show in TV History, The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119077990
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.