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Quantum Learning & Instructional Leadership in Practice


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Curriculum Leadership

October 2006 | 232 pages | Corwin
'Very powerful and user-friendly. If this book is carefully and intentionally implemented in schools, student performance will improve and principals and teachers can help eliminate achievement gaps' - Steve Hutton, Educational Consultant, Villa Hills, KY

Even the best headteachers and teachers need additional inspiration and energy to motivate students and even themselves. This inspiring handbook shows them how to upgrade their performance in the classroom and schoolwide. Using evidence-based strategies, John Le Tellier provides a catalogue of practised "moves" to help create an empowering classroom climate, reinforce content, and increase or sustain motivation.

You will also explore four connections to becoming an impactful leader. The Context Connection creates the "moves" to establish empowering classroom context and the Cognitive Connection updates educators on the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. The Character Connection establishes character education's importance to leadership practice, and the Classroom Connection develops strategies for accelerating learning, strengthening classroom management, and upgrading energy. Learn to:

• Improve teaching effectiveness

• Improve student motivation

• Strengthen student character

• Implement and support leadership in the classroom

• Renew teachers' energy and passion for their profession

Each chapter includes Leadership Notes that show you how specific moves can be used for leadership initiatives.

 
About the Author
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. Leadership and Motivation
Leadership

 
Motivation and Self-Discipline

 
Durable Motivation

 
The Light of Leadership

 
Four Leadership Connections

 
Resources

 
 
2. The Context Connection Part I
Context

 
Staying Resourceful

 
Systemic and Personal Victories

 
Importance of Teaching

 
The Main Event

 
Law of Source and Resource

 
The Law and the Main Event

 
Two Important Connections

 
A Giving Profession

 
Positive Self-Coaching

 
Catalog of Educational Moves

 
Leadership Notes

 
Resources

 
 
3. The Cognitive Connection
Overview

 
Brainwave States

 
Picturing and Comprehension

 
Brain Plasticity

 
The Synapse

 
Hebb’s Postulate

 
Memory

 
Emotion

 
The Adolescent Brain

 
Environment

 
Catalog of Educational Moves

 
Leadership Notes

 
Resources

 
 
4. The Context Connection Part II
Changing Context

 
Establishing Rapport

 
Environment

 
Catalog of Educational Moves

 
Leadership Notes

 
Resources

 
 
5. The Character Connection
The Line

 
Success Principles

 
The Gold Coin of Respect

 
Gems of Excellence

 
Catalog of Educational Moves

 
Leadership Notes

 
 
6. The Classroom Connection
The Connected Quartet

 
ALERT

 
State Management

 
AGES

 
Implementation of Moves

 
Catalog of Educational Moves

 
Leadership Notes

 
Resources

 
Teacher Resources for Chapter Six

 
 
Resource A: Useful Diagrams of the Brain
 
Resource B: Teaching Resources for Chapter Six
Brain Preferences Survey Modality Indicator

 
Brain Preferences Survey Modality Data Sheet

 
Brain Preferences Survey Style Indicator

 
Brain Preferences Survey Style Data Sheet

 
Brain Preferences Profile

 
Brain Preferences Survey Preference Descriptors

 
Brain Preferences Survey Student Preferences

 
Brain Preferences Survey Teacher Preferences

 
Brain Preferences Survey Parent Preferences

 
Brain Preferences Survey Learning Methods Preferences

 
PAGES Teacher Notes

 
 
References
 
Index

"With the more recent emphasis on brain research and how it can be applied realistically in the classroom, this author provides very specific and clear 'moves' as well as very useful tools. A most definite contribution to the field of education."

Kenneth Killian, Assistant Professor
School of Education, Vanguard University of Southern California

"This book is the quintessential school improvement manual. The information is very powerful and user-friendly. If the information in this book is carefully and intentionally implemented in schools, student achievement will increase and principals and teachers can help eliminate achievement gaps."

Steve Hutton, Educational Consultant

"Partly a recitation of teacher and leadership strategies, partly a collection of motivational activity how-tos for teachers and principals, and partly a review of current brain research applied to learning."

PsycCRITIQUES, October 2007, Vol. 52(40)

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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