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Brain-Based Learning
Teaching the Way Students Really Learn

Third Edition (Revised Edition)


April 2020 | 240 pages | Corwin

Learn how to teach like a pro and have fun, too!

The more you know about the brains of your students, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching gives you the tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher and trainer Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. Based on findings from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, you will find: 

  • In-depth, relevant insights about the impact of relationships, the senses, movement, and emotions on learning
  • Savvy strategies for creating a high-quality learning environment, complete with strategies for self-care
  • Teaching tools to motivate struggling students and help them succeed that can be implemented immediately

This rejuvenated classic with its easy-to-use format remains the guide to transforming your classroom into an academic, social, and emotional success story.

 
List of Illustrations
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
Part I: Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
 
Chapter 1: How the Brain Usually Learns
What Is Learning?

 
Learning’s Big Five Players

 
Four Types of Input: A Deeper Dive

 
Putting It All Together

 
Beyond Explicit/Declarative Input

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2: Why Each Brain Is Unique
Age

 
Genetics

 
Environments

 
Gender

 
Luck

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part II: Laying the Foundation for Learning
 
Chapter 3: How Our Senses Impact Learning
Senses Are Signals

 
Smell

 
Air Quality

 
Negative Ionization

 
Sight

 
Sound

 
Touch

 
 
Chapter 4: Relationships in the Classroom
The Biology of Relationships

 
Perceptions Matter

 
Recognize and Act on Equity

 
 
Chapter 5: The Power of Neuroplasticity
The Properties of Neuroplasticity

 
Why the Brain Needs Plasticity

 
How to Foster Neuroplasticity

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part III: The Brain’s Learning Strengths
 
Chapter 6: How Emotions Impact Learning
Our Basic Emotions

 
Emotions vs. Moods vs. States

 
Emotions in the Brain

 
Creating a Positive Environment With Classroom Traditions

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7: Physical Movement and the Brain
Movement and Cognition

 
Movement and Emotional Self-Regulation

 
Movement and Health

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 8: Motivation That Works
Understanding Motivation

 
Understanding Demotivation

 
Short-Term Motivational Strategies

 
Long-Term Motivational Strategies

 
Conclusion

 
 
Part IV: Putting This Together in Your Classroom
 
Chapter 9: The Non-Conscious Learning Climate
Safety

 
Sense of Belonging

 
Feeling Hopeful and Supported

 
Conclusion

 
 
Chapter 10: Better Classroom Learning—Easy as R-C-C
R: Readiness

 
C: Coherent Construction

 
C: Consolidation

 
 
Chapter 11: Getting Your Brain to Work With You, Not Against You: Self-Care
Vibrant Health (Physical Well-Being)

 
Running Your Own Brain (Emotional Well-Being)

 
Relationships (Social Well-Being)

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9781544364544