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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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Brain Changers: Major Advances in Children's Learning and Intelligence

By: David P. Sortino

Brain Changers: The Most Important Advances in Children's Learning and Intelligence represents my second book of The Brain Smart Trilogy. This book presents an in-depth look at successful learning techniques and current brain research about how to increase children's learning potential at all age levels. In my opinion, the words brain changing supports an often-ignored, yet obvious concept that children learn best when they are interested or passionate about learning. Our brain's limbic system knows this when it forms emotional connections or attachment (bonding) to learning. For example, a major area of our brain associated with the brain changing concept is called the hippocampus. In fact, the hippocampus is the only part of your child's learning brain where neurons regenerate or make more neurons. The medical world connects this positive brain changing experience and calls it brain plasticity or the brain's ability to modify its connections or rewire itself. Studies show that without this ability, any brain, not just the human brain, would be unable to develop from infancy to adulthood. In my opinion, this book's information provides readers with up-to-date brain research and proven learning techniques to support my brain changing thesis for all individuals interested in helping children reach high levels of learning.

PBK | 164 Pages

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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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Brain Words :
How the Science of Reading Informs Teaching

J. Richard Gentry, Gene P. Ouellette

With the concise and readable Brain Words, you will learn how children’s brains develop as they become readers and discover ways you can take concrete steps to promote this critical developmental passage.

Introducing their original, research-based framework of “brain words” – dictionaries in the brain where students store and automatically access sounds, spellings, and meanings – the authors offer a wealth of information that will transform your thinking and practice:

* Up-to-date knowledge about reading and neurological circuitry, including evidence that spelling is at the core of the reading brain

* Tools to recognize what works, what doesn’t, and why
Practical classroom activities for daily teaching and student assessment

* Insights about what brain research tells us about whole language and phonics-first movements

* Deepened understanding of dyslexia through the enhanced lens of brain science

With the insights and strategies of Brain Words, you can meet your students where they are and ensure that more of them read well, think well, and write well.

Code: SHP4995
ISBN: 9781760564995
No of Pages: 174
Publish Date: 12 December 2019

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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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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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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 productCultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom: The Classroom Strategies Series

Author - Jeanie Iberlin

In Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, author Jeanie M. Iberlin and contributor Mike Ruyle advocate that F–12 teachers must use mindfulness practice in the classroom so students know how to cope with their emotions as they learn and grow. They illustrate that mindfulness is an effective, low-cost way for educators to help students manage their stress, focus their brains for extended periods of time and increase their emotional intelligence. Teachers can foster better classroom cultures and higher student achievement when they make students more mindful of their emotions.

Part of The Classroom Strategies Series, this clear, highly practical guide follows the series format, first summarising key research and then translating it into recommendations for classroom practice.

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