Becoming a "wiz" at brain-based teaching: how to make every year your best year

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Corwin Press, 2007 - Education - 211 pages
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With Wizard of Oz metaphors and new graphic organizers, illustrations, and sidebars, this revision helps teachers translate current research on learning, memory, and the brain into effective classroom practice.

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Marilee Sprenger is a creative and compassionate educator who interprets and applies current brain research for classroom teacher at the elementary, middle school, high school, and university levels. As an independent consultant, her passion is brain-based teaching and best practices using brain research and differentiation. She also consults in the areas of learning styles, using music in the classroom, teaming, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and memory. As an educational consultant with Two Rivers Professional Development Center, she worked for the Illinois Regional Offices of Education in the area of staff development associated with learning standards and testing. She speaks internationally, and her interactive and engaging style allows participants the opportunity to make connections to their classrooms and their students. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology and is constantly updated on current research. Marilee is the author of several books including Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action, published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Memory 101 for Educators, and "Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching", published by Corwin Press. She has published numerous articles, including "Memory Lane Is a Two-Way Street" in "Educational Leadership" and "The Sensational Classroom" in the "ASCD Brain-based Education/Learning Styles Networker". Her dedication to education has won her many awards, but she cherishes most the wonderful students and teachers whose lives have touched hers. At her schools she way always the "brainlady," a nickname she lives up to. Marilee may be reached at 5820 Briarwood Lane, Peoria, Illinois, 61614; by calling (309) 692-5820; and by email at Her website is

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