Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should knowlike the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forgetand so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rulewhat scientists know for sure about how our brains workand then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differentlyExercise improves cognitionWe are designed to never stop learning and exploringMemories are volatileSleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learnVision trumps all of the other sensesStress changes the way we learnIn the end, you’ll understand how your brain really worksand how to get the most out of it.
|Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp|
by John Medina (Author)
How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts, and the prescription to age well, in his signature engaging style.
With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain....
|Educational Psychology (2nd Edition)|
by Robert J. Sternberg (Author), Wendy M. Williams (Author)
Written to help readers understand and develop expertise in both teaching and learning, Educational Psychology focuses on the art and science necessary to become an expert teacher.
Renowned scholars, Sternberg and Williams help readers capitalize on their strengths by integrating questions into the text that encourage analytical, creative, and practical thinking. This framework, based on...
|Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded): How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five|
by John Medina (Author)
What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.
In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really workand why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to...
|Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning|
by Sally A. Spencer (Author)
Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL!
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to...
|Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Grades 3-5, Second Edition: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense|
by Julie McNamara (Author), Meghan M. Shaughnessy (Author)
The focus of Beyond Pizzas & Pies, Second Edition, is on foundational understandings. The authors help teachers and students understand fractions as numbers, including the use of equivalency and thinking about benchmark numbers, so that when students start to compute with fractions (see the companion volume, Beyond Invert & Multiply), they have a solid foundation. You’ll find:
• Classroom Scenarios that address common challenges students (and teachers!) encounter...
|Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners|
by Jane D. Hill (Author), Kirsten B. Miller (Author)
Language has always been the medium of instruction, but what happens when it becomes a barrier to learning? In this book, Jane Hill and Kirsten Miller take the reenergized strategies from the second edition of Classroom Instruction That Works and apply them to students in the process of acquiring English. New features in this edition include
* The Thinking Language Matrix, which aligns Bloom's taxonomy with the stages of language acquisition and allows students at all levels to engage in...
|THE Classroom Management Book|
by Harry K. Wong (Author), Rosemary T. Wong (Author), Sarah F. Jondahl (Author), Oretha F. Ferguson (Author), Various (Editor), N/A (Editor)
This is a solutions book that shows how to organize and structure a classroom to create a safe and positive environment for student learning and achievement to take place. It offers 50 procedures that can be applied, changed, adapted, and incorporated into any classroom management plan. Each procedure is presented with a consistent format that breaks it down and tells how to teach it and what the outcome of teaching it will be. While all of the work and preparation behind a well-managed...
|Switch On Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health|
by Dr. Caroline Leaf (Author)
Scientist and therapist helps readers understand how the power of their thoughts can help them manage stress, break unhealthy patterns, use their brains more effectively, and overcome mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual obstacles.
|Handbook For Qualities Of Effective Teachers|
by Dr James H Stronge (Author), Jennifer L Hindman (Author), Pamela D Tucker (Author)
Explores how to implement a staff development, teacher education, or self-help program to improve the six research-based teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement.
|Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain|
by John J. Ratey (Author), Eric Hagerman (Contributor)
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.
In SPARK, John Ratey, MD embarks upon a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, illustrating that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to...