Smart Moves Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head

ISBN-10: 0915556375
ISBN-13: 9780915556373
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Carla Hannaford
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Great River Books (formerly Great Ocean Publishers)
Publication date: 9/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Now newly enlarged and updated, this groundbreaking book presents the body's role in thinking and learning in a popular readable style, thoroughly supported by scientific research. Biologist and educator Carla Hannaford tells us why we must move, and shows us how to move to fully activate our potential as learners. With over 100,000 copies sold, and translations in nine languages, Smart Moves is having a great and growing impact on learners of all ages, from the gifted to the so-called learning-disabled. Book jacket.

Carla Hannaford, Ph.D. is a biologist and educator with more than thirty years of teaching experience, including twenty years teaching biology at the university level and four years as a counselor for elementary and intermediate school children with learning difficulties. She is an internationally recognized educational consultant, having presented more than six hundred lectures and workshops in thirty countries over the past seventeen years. She was selected as a guest educator with the AHP-Soviet Project in 1988, has been recognized by Who�s Who in American Education, and has received awards from the University of Hawaii and the American Association for the Advancement of Science for outstanding teaching in science. Since Smart Moves first appeared in 1995 it has sold over one hundred thousand copies in English and been translated into nine languages, with more on the way. Her second book, The Dominance Factor, How Knowing Your Dominant Eye, Ear, Brain, Hand & Foot Can Improve Your Learning, (Great River Books, 1997), has also been translated into six languages. She is the author of Awakening The Child Heart, Handbook for Global Parenting, (Jamilla Nur Publishing, 2002), the author and co-producer of the video Education in Motion, and presenter (with Candace Pert and Susan Kovalik) of the video Emotions: Gateway to Learning. She has contributed over one hundred articles to educational and science journals and magazines and been featured in scores of radio and TV interviews in the U.S. and abroad. She lives with her musician husband Ahti Mohala in Hawaii and Montana.

Introduction
Preface to the Second Edition
Ways of Knowing
Learning Is Not All In Your Head
Neural Networks - Superhighways to Development
Sensory Experience
The Role of Emotions
Making Connections
Smart Moves
Movement
Moves that Improve
Nurturing and Protecting Our Learning Systems
What Goes Wrong?
Basics for the Brain: Water and Oxygen
Basics for the Brain: Nutrition
The Vestibular System and Learning Disorders
Fight or Flight - The Stress Effect on Learning
Mis-Education and The Labeling Game
Drugs and Hyperactivity
Looking Outward for Models
Notes
Index

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