In this thoroughly updated bestseller, seasoned educator Martha Kaufeldt helps teachers understand and apply current findings in neuroscience research to all aspects of their classroom practice, from behavior management to curriculum design. Using what we know about how the brain learns optimally, this ready-to-go resource provides practical guidance to new and experienced teachers on how to create a learner-centered classroom, including:
* Setting up a classroom
* Establishing routines and procedures
* Fostering students' intellectual curiosity
* Reducing learned helplessness in students
* Developing students' respect for one another's cultural and educational backgrounds
* Building a classroom community
Complete with updates and explanations of relevant neuroscience research, this field-tested guide will help teachers maximize student learning by making instruction compatible with how the brain learns best.
Corwin Press 2009.
Paperback Book, 194 pages
Quotes about this book:
"Presents activities that are well chosen and described at a level of detail that will allow teachers to immediately try out the strategies in their own classrooms. Administrators in their role as instructional leader would also be well advised to read these ideas and strategies. If more classrooms reflected these ideas and used these strategies, education would not only be more effective and powerful, it would be a far more joyful experience for our students." Barbara Clark, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles
"A robust collection of strategies, tools, and suggestions from an experienced classroom teacher's perspective that is linked to current understanding of research on brain-based learning." Janice Bradley, Project Coordinator, New Mexico State University