Designing Brain-Compatible Learning

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Corwin Press, Jun 8, 2006 - Education - 287 pages
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'There's a strong possibility that this will become one of the most used books on the educator's bookshelf, and that's all to the good because ultimately it will be the students (and their brains) who benefit' - From the Foreword by Pat Wolfe

'Teachers want ideas that make them better teachers. This is a welcome addition to books available in this field' - William Fitzhugh, Teacher, Reisterstown Elementary School, MD

This revised, updated edition of Designing Brain Compatible Learning synthesizes the latest brain research into a powerful set of teaching tools and strategies for integrating thinking skills, cooperative learning, graphic organizers, and authentic assessment into any classroom. The new edition features:

* Step-by-step strategies for teaching concepts, skills, and content to all age groups and learning styles

* A newly expanded section on standards-based lesson design and lesson planning

* Charts, diagrams, and other visual tools to reinforce learning

* A collection of new planning templates and graphic organizers

* An extended glossary and updated bibliography

This comprehensive guide for teachers and school leaders provides in-depth coverage of planning at its best.

  

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About the author (2006)

Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

 

Terence Parry has taught at the elementary, secondary, and university levels, and he is now a full-time staff developer and educational consultant in Waterloo, Ontario. Terry has received international recognition for his lively and engaging workshops, which offer a wealth of practical experience to help teachers cope with the overwhelming number of changes that bombard schools on a daily basis.  

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