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Picture of the product12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Teach for the D
12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action: Teach for the Development of Higher-Order Thinking and Executive Function 3ed

by Renate Nummela Caine, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic and Karl J Klimek

Higher-order skills such as critical thinking, planning, decision-making and persistence are the key to success for today’s students. With its novel approach to teaching and learning, 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action has been the go-to resource for thousands of teachers in leading their students to greater confidence and achievement.

Now in an expanded third edition, Caine et al. Offer three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching. Features of the new edition include

- More strategies to deeply engage students and build foundational learning skills;
- Guidance on peer-based professional development through Process Learning Circles;
- Reflective questions and checklists for assessing progress;
- Updated, real-life examples that illustrate brain-compatible learning in action.

Bridge research to practice through these innovative strategies to create a school environment where students and faculty learn and thrive.

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Biological Brain in a Cultural Classroom: Enhancing Cognitive and Social Development Through Collaborative Classroom Management 2ed

by Robert Sylwester

Expanding on his immensely popular first edition, experienced author and professor Robert Sylwester presents an updated, revised, and expanded second edition on the latest biological research and applies it to student-teacher dynamics in the classroom and in our larger culture as a whole.

Critical policies and practices discussed for helping educators improve their understanding of student development include:

Exploring beliefs of a democratic society in today's classrooms

Incorporating a biological/ecological perspective in classroom management

Shifting the focus from classroom management to student-teacher collaborations that improve classroom dynamics and develop social skills

Believing that students should experience as they learn, and teachers should observe, explore, and nurture their students, Robert Sylwester reveals the latest research on how the brain really works. Also available for use in conjunction with the book are a video and training guide to promote a deeper understanding of student-teacher dynamics in the classroom.

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Picture of the productBrain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice
Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice (2nd Edition)
Author - Patricia Wolfe

This book explains the science behind brain anatomy and physiology, bringing the biology of the brain into context with teaching and learning. Wolfe describes how the brain encodes, manipulates and stores information, and she proposes implications that research has for practice, why meaning is essential for attention, how emotion can enhance or impede learning and how different types of rehearsal are necessary for different types of learning. She also introduces and examines practical classroom applications and brain compatible teaching strategies that take advantage of simulations, projects, problem-based learning, graphic organisers, active engagement and mnemonics. These strategies are accompanied by actual classroom scenarios that help teachers connect theory with practice.

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Picture of the productBrain Structure and Its Origins: In Development and in Evolu
Brain Structure and Its Origins: Function, Evolution, Development

by Gerald E Schneider

This introduction to the structure of the central nervous system demonstrates that the best way to learn how the brain is put together is to understand something about why. It explains why the brain is put together as it is by describing basic functions and key aspects of its evolution and development. This approach makes the structure of the brain and spinal cord more comprehensible as well as more interesting and memorable. The book offers a detailed outline of the neuroanatomy of vertebrates, especially mammals, that equips students for further explorations of the field.

Gaining familiarity with neuroanatomy requires multiple exposures to the material with many incremental additions and reviews. Thus the early chapters of this book tell the story of the brain's origins in a first run-through of the entire system; this is followed by other such surveys in succeeding chapters, each from a different angle. The book proceeds from basic aspects of nerve cells and their physiology to the evolutionary beginnings of the nervous system to differentiation and development, motor and sensory systems, and the structure and function of the main parts of the brain. Along the way, it makes enlightening connections to evolutionary history and individual development. Brain Structure and Its Origins can be used for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate classes in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and related fields, or as a reference for researchers and others who want to know more about the brain.

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Brain, Attachment, Personality: An Introduction to Neuroaffective Development

by Susan Hart

This book is intended as an inspiration and as an introduction to what Susan Hart has called neuroaffective developmental psychology. As an underlying theme throughout the book, she seeks to emphasize the importance of attachment for the formation of personality in all its diversity. This book presents a merger of systems that are not normally brought together in a structured psychodynamic context. Thus it operates on three levels: a neurobiological level, an intrapsychological level, and an interpersonal level. It is written in a manner that both professional and lay readers will find accessible as well as informative. Psychotherapists, researchers, and interested others will find ''Brain, Attachment, Personality'' a compelling and worthwhile read.

It also focuses on the brain structures that are essential for the formation of relationships, personality development, and emotions. It attempts to provide an understanding of the way that the uniquely human nervous system develops capacities for empathy, mentalization, and reflection that enable us to address such aspects as: past and present, interpersonal relations, ethics, art, and aesthetics. Susan Hart has endeavoured to make the text meaningful and comprehensible in order to make the topic interesting and inspiring to the reader, and to spark an interest in further studies.

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Picture of the productChanging Minds and Brains: The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein:
Changing Minds and Brains: The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein: Higher Thinking and Cognition Through Mediated Learning

Authors - Refael S. Feuerstein, Louis Falik & Reuven Feuerstein

Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists’ ground-breaking findings on brain plasticity, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorised it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students, even those with Down syndrome and other learning disabilities. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments and dynamic assessment are used around the world to raise student achievement, success levels and self-regulation.

In this final work, Reuven Feuerstein provides a first-person narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE), past and present, including stories, new insights, observations and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability. This is essential reading for all educators looking to improve educational outcomes for diverse learners. Changing Minds and Brains:

1. provides stories of Feuerstein’s inspirational journey as a teacher and learner, often working with special needs children and youth
2. relates mediated learning to contemporary learning environments
3. explores theory and research on whether spiritual and behavioural practices change the brain
4. includes chapters devoted to questioning techniques and the effects of modern media access to the development of thinking skills

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Picture of the productCognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence from Va
Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence From Various Methodologies

by Bhoomika Rastogi Kar

Research in brain cognition and development has expanded rapidly over the last ten years. Our scientific understanding of the developmental stages of infancy, childhood, and adolescence has reached a new level of sophistication, thanks to extensive studies on cognitive processes such as attention, inhibition, executive control, working memory, language, spatial cognition, lexical access, and emotional processing.

In this book, an elite group of international contributors presents the latest advances in the science of cognitive development. The authors work at some of the world's most prestigious labs across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia and their diverse linguistic backgrounds permit especially interesting work on language and cognition.

They explore such issues as:

--the role of dopamine in ADHD
-the development of self-consciousness and ethics
-the use of functional MRI in epilepsy patients
-the crucial role of culture in the development of language

New, converging methodologies derived from behavioral experimentation, electrophysiology, eye tracking, genetics, and neuroimaging studies characterize this research. Together, the chapters demonstrate a truly international and holistic approach to understanding human cognition and brain development.

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Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

by Luca Tommasi, Mary A Peterson and Lynn Nadel

In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important new work is being conducted at the intersection of psychology and the biological sciences in general. This volume offers an overview of the cross-disciplinary integration of evolutionary and developmental approaches to cognition in light of these exciting new contributions from the life sciences.

This research has explored many cognitive abilities in a wide range of organisms and developmental stages, and results have revealed the nature and origin of many instances of the cognitive life of organisms. Each section of Cognitive Biology deals with a key domain of cognition: spatial cognition; the relationships among attention, perception, and learning; representations of numbers and economic values; and social cognition. Contributors discuss each topic from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, brain theory and modeling, evolutionary theory, ecology, genetics, and developmental science.

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Picture of the productCognitive Psychology

This accessible text addresses the core knowledge domain of cognitive psychology, with focused coverage of the central concepts, research and debates in this key area. The engaging text provides detailed information on thinking and reasoning, learning and memory, language, perception, attention, and consciousness. A final chapter examines cognitive neuropsychology. There is an emphasis on the way the properties of cognition relate to our everyday lives.

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Picture of the productCritical Educational Psychology
by Stephen Vassallo

The field of critical studies recognizes that all knowledge is deeply embedded in ideological, cultural, political, and historical contexts. Although this approach is commonly applied in other subfields of psychology, educational psychology—which is the study of human learning, thinking, and behavior in formal and informal educational contexts—has resisted a comprehensive critical appraisal. In Critical Educational Psychology, Stephen Vassallo seeks to correct this deficit by demonstrating how the psychology of learning is neither neutral nor value-free but rather bound by a host of contextual issues and assumptions.

Vassallo invites teachers and teacher educators, educational researchers, and educational psychologists to think broadly about the implications that their use of psychology has on the teaching and learning process. He applies a wide variety of interdisciplinary approaches to examine the psychology of learning, cognitive development, motivation, creativity, discipline, and attention.

Drawing on multiple perspectives within psychology and critical theory, he reveals that contemporary educational psychology is entangled in and underpinned by specific political, ideological, historical, and cultural contexts.

A valuable resource for anyone who relies on psychology to interact with, assess, and deliberate over others, especially school-aged children, Critical Educational Psychology resists neatly packaged theories, models, and perspectives that are intended to bring some basis and certainty to pedagogical decision-making. This book will enhance teachers’ ethical decision-making and start important new conversations about power and opportunity.

Educational Psychology’s Value for Teaching
Analyses in Educational Psychology
Engaging with the Analyses
Knowing Your Students
The Composition of Students
Ways of Knowing Students
Know Thyself
Principles of Motivation
Approaches to Motivating Students
Higher Order Thinking
Self- Regulated Learning
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Critically Engaging with Higher Order Thinking
Theories of Development
Dominant Theories
Contemporary Thinking
Teaching as Management
Two Orientations to Management
Ethical Management: A Paradox?
The Crisis of Attention
Assessment and Measurement
Types of Assessments and Measurements
The Ethics of Assessment and Measurement

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