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Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Revised 2nd Edition

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Revised 2nd Edition


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When the first edition of Teaching with the Brain in Mind was published in 1998, it quickly became a bestseller, and it's gone on to inspire thousands of educators to apply the latest brain research in their classroom teaching. Now, author Eric Jensen is back with a completely revised and updated edition of his classic work.   In easy to understand, engaging language, Jensen provides a basic  orientation to the brain and its various systems and explains how  they affect learning. After discussing what parents and educators  can do to get children's brains in good shape for school, Jensen  goes on to explore topics such as motivation, critical thinking  skills, environmental factors, the "social brain," emotions, and  memory and recall. He offers fascinating insights on a number of  specific issue, including
* How to tap into the brain's natural reward system.
* The critical link between movement and cognition.
* The impact on learning of environmental factors such as lighting, temperature, and noise.
* The value of feedback.
* The importance of prior knowledge and mental models.
* Why stress impedes learning.
* How social interaction affects the brain.
  * How to help students improve their ability to encode, maintain,  and retrieve learning.
  The repeated message to educators is simple: You have far more  influence on students' brains than you realize. And you have an  obligation to learn as much as you can to take advantage of the  incredible revelations that science is providing. The revised and  updated Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd edition helps  you do just that.