Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner's Potential

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John Wiley & Sons, May 18, 2009 - Education - 352 pages
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Eric Jensen—a leading expert in the translation of brain research into education, argues in Enriching the Brain that we greatly underestimate students’ achievement capacity. Drawing from a wide range of neuroscience research as well as related studies, Jensen reveals that the human brain is far more dynamic and malleable than we earlier believed. He offers us a powerful new understanding of how the brain can be “enriched,” across the board to maximize learning, memory, behavior and overall function. The bottom line is we have far more to do with how our children’s brains turn out than we previously thought. Enriching the Brain shows that lasting brain enrichment doesn’t occur randomly through routine or ordinary learning. It requires a specific, and persistent experiences that amount to a “formula” for maximizing brain potential. Parents, teachers and policy-makers would do well to memorize this formula. In fact, the lifelong potential of all school age kids depends on whether or not we use it. Offering an inspiring and innovative set of practices for promoting enrichment in the home, the school, and the classroom, this book is a clarion call. All of us, from teachers to parents to policymakers must take their role as ‘brain shapers’ much more seriously and this book gives the tools with which to do it.
  

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User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

Good information, but unoriginal. Read full review

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User Review  - Sonyajohnston - Goodreads

This book gave me insight about how to use the brain not only to enrich my students that I teach but also how to enrich my own life. He gives a lot of practical suggestions that can be done without too much effort. This book gives me hope that things can change. Read full review

Contents

the fixedbrain myth
1
rethinking intelligence
19
the science behind enrichment
47
the malleable brain
85
figures and exhibits
87
brains at risk
113
Cognitive Development
115
exploring exceptional brains
145
enrichment as educational policy
173
Exhibits
178
school and classroom solutions
207
early childhood enrichment
243
10
275
notes
287
the author
317
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Eric Jensen is an internationally recognized educator known for his translation of neuroscience into practical classroom applications. A former teacher and longtime member of the Society for Neuroscience and the New York Academy of Sciences, he is the author of over twenty books and the head of Jensen Learning, a staff training program.

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