Brain Friendly School Libraries

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Libraries Unlimited, 2006 - Education - 109 pages
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This title gives concrete practical examples of how to align school library programs and instructional practice with the six key concepts of brain-compatible learning: increasing input to the brain; increasing experiential data; multiple source feedback; reducing threat; involving students in learning decision making; and interdisciplinary unit planning.

This title, "Brain Friendly School Libraries," gives concrete practical examples of how to align school library programs and instructional practice with the six key concepts of brain-compatible learning: increasing input to the brain; increasing experiential data; multiple source feedback; reducing threat; involving students in learning decision making; and interdisciplinary unit planning. It includes chapters that summarize the current brain research and current thinking about its implication for instructional practice in the school library media center as well as discusses the work of Ellen Langer (mindful learning), Geoffrey and Renette Caine, Bob Sylwester and other major proponents of teaching with the brain in mind.

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About the author (2006)

Judith Anne Sykes has gone from a junior high school language arts/drama teacher, an elementary teacher-librarian, to School Library Specialist for the Calgary Board of Education, Assistant Principal and Principal. Judith consults, makes educational presentations, and has published extensively-locally, provincially, nationally and internationally, including being editor of IMPACT, the professional journal of the Association of Teacher-Librarianship of Canada. She is the author of Library Centre: Teaching Information Literacy, Skills, and Processes K-6 and Action Research: Practical Tips for Transforming Your School Library.

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