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Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching How to Make Every Year Your Best Year

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ISBN-10: 0761978615

ISBN-13: 9780761978619

Edition: 2001

Authors: Marilee B. Sprenger

List price: $27.95
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`This is an exceptional book-both well-researched, highly practical, and very in touch with the everyday needs of today's teacher. In the glut of teaching books out on the market, this one really stands out' - Eric Jensen, author of Teaching with the Brain in Mind (Atlantic Books 1998)This book is designed to help teachers create brain compatible learning atmospheres in the classrooms. In a conversational tone, the author presents the reader with theoretical and scientific information on brain-based learning, and lays out practical strategies for teachers to implement. Real-life scenarios are used to explain many of the concepts that are discussed. Relating each area to a character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz gives the reader another analogy to aid their understanding of what it takes to create these classrooms.This book will provide teachers with valuable-techniques that will make children want to learn, and will keep the classroom running smoothly.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/23/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Marilee Sprenge r is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. She speaks internationally, and is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology. She is the author of several books, and her dedication to education has won her many awards. Marilee currently resides in Peoria, Illinois.

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
The Journey: The Brain Goes to School
The Questions and the Research
Connecting the Information
Building the Yellow Brick Road: Understanding How the Brain Develops and Functions
Basic Brain Structure
The Building Blocks
The Yellow Brick Road Is Paved With Messengers
We're Off to Be the Wizard
No Place Like Home
An Emotional Learning Environment
What Are Enriched Environments?
Can We Provide an Enriched Environment in the Classroom?
An Environment Where Assessment Is Enrichment
Brain-Based Assessment
Home Sweet Home
If I Only Had the Nerve: Dealing With Stress
The Sympathetic Nervous System
Looking for Balance: The Parasympathetic Nervous System
Giving Them Courage
If I Only Had a Heart: Emotional Growth
Heartbreak: The Lack of Social and Emotional Stimulation
Creating Heart: A Look at Emotional Intelligence
Heart-to-Heart
Straight From the Heart: Social and Emotional Intelligence Strategies
You Gotta Have Heart, But What About Guts?
Heartbeat
If I Only Had a Brain: From Sensory Input to Higher Levels of Thinking
Cognitive Skills
Promoting Cognitive Growth
The Eight Intelligences
Brains, Bloom, Intelligence, and Style
Learning Profiles
If I Only Had a Memory: Improving Memory to Raise Student Achievement
Memory Development
Memory Principles
Explicit and Implicit Memory
Memory Lanes = Memory Systems
Metacognition
Step by Step; System by System
Kansas Is Right Down Memory Lane
The Wicked Witch: What Is She So Upset About? Calming and Controlling the Classroom
My Theory of Negative Replacement
Emotions, Attention, and Learning
Brain States
Music
Managing Movement
The Wicked Witch Is Dead
Dorothy: Every Brain Is Unique
The Care and Feeding of Dorothy?s Brain
Sleep and the Brain
Exercise
Unique Brains, Unique Learners
Making a Difference
Leaving the Land of Oz: With Courage, Passion, and Brains
Glossary of Terms
References and Supplementary Reading
Index