Best of Corwin Educational Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 1452217343
ISBN-13: 9781452217345
Edition: 2011
Authors: David A. Sousa
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Description: This cutting-edge collection features the works of recognized pioneers in educational neuroscience who show how to apply current brain research to teaching and learning.

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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 9/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This cutting-edge collection features the works of recognized pioneers in educational neuroscience who show how to apply current brain research to teaching and learning.

Dr. David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 100,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.Dr. Sousa has a bachelorrsquo;s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science, served as a K-12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University.Prior to his career in New Jersey, Dr. Sousa taught at the American School of Paris (France), and served for five years as a Foreign Service Officer and science advisor at the USA diplomatic missions in Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria).Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals on staff development, science education, and educational research. His most popular books for educators, all published by Corwin Press, include: How the Brain Learns , fourth edition; How the Special Needs Brain Learns , second edition; How the Gifted Brain Learns ; How the Brain Learns to Read ; How the Brain Influences Behavior ; and How the Brain Learns Mathematics , which was selected by the Independent Publishersrsquo; Association as one of the best professional development books of 2008. The Leadership Brain suggests ways for educators to lead todayrsquo;s schools more effectively. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and several other languages.Dr. Sousa is past president of Learning Forward (formerly NSCD). He has received numerous awards from professional associations, school districts, and educational foundations for his commitment to research, staff development, and science education. He recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award and an honorary doctorate from Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State University, and an honorary doctorate from Gratz College in Philadelphia.Dr. Sousa has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

Preface
Introduction
About the Editor
About the Contributors
The Developing Brain
The Physiology of the Brain
The Child's Brain
The Adolescent's Brain
The Brain in School
The Literate Brain
The Numerate Brain
The Male and the Female Brain
The Special Needs Brain
Instructional Strategies for Every Brain
Calming the Brain
Engaging the Brain
Focusing the Brain
Energizing the Brain
References

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