Jump-Start the Adult Learner How to Engage and Motivate Adults Using Brain-Compatible Strategies

ISBN-10: 1412952948
ISBN-13: 9781412952941
Edition: 2007
Authors: Laurie Materna
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 8.25" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

"This outstanding book combines neuroscience and education to create an energetic and practical guide to the adult brain. You'll finish it feeling as if you've just been entertained and enlightened." Sheryl Feinstein, Associate Professor, Augustana College Use brain-based learning techniques for powerful staff development! Brain-compatible learning promotes the brain's natural capacity to learn, and more and more educators have been using this technique to help young students become successful learners. By combining adult education theory with brain-compatible learning, noted educator Laurie Materna offers practical, brain-friendly instructional approaches for working with adults in both informal and formal environments. This user-friendly guide provides valuable background information about adult learning styles, memory, and how the brain learns. Engaging, interactive strategies for classrooms or workshops include graphic organizers, music energizers, exercise activities, and self-assessments, and each strategy is accompanied by a wide range of real-life examples. Educators will be able to motivate adult learners to Become more self-directed in their own learning Improve their ability to recall, comprehend, and apply complex information Unleash their creative potential as they explore a variety of learning modalities Turn their education into a meaningful and rewarding experience Ideal for staff developers, trainers, principals, teacher leaders, coaches, mentors, adult education instructors, adult learners, andconsultants, Jump Start the Adult Learner provides everything staff developers need to successfully implement this dynamic and learner-centered approach in any adult learning environment.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Brain 101
How the Brain Learns
Promotion of Learning
The Resourceful Learning State
Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence
Resourceful Learning State
Active Learning Strategies
Key Metacognitive Learning Strategies
Blending Taxonomies to Bring the Learning Process Full Cycle
References
Index

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