Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning

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SAGE Publications, Mar 20, 2008 - Education - 312 pages
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Practical strategies to take your students' understanding from "So what?" to "Wow!"

Based on current brain research and information about differentiated learning, this book for Grades 4-12 outlines the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC), a teaching model that applies learning and content processing techniques to everyday instruction. This resource features:

  • Chapters explaining the cycle's seven stages, including standards and curriculum, building a positive learning culture, acquiring new knowledge, processing learning, and evaluating student learning
  • A lesson plan template to apply to daily instruction
  • Strategies to help students process content in meaningful ways
  • Reflection questions to help teachers apply the material to their own practice

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About the author (2008)

Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.

LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. is a former teacher and currently provides staff development nationally on topics including brain research, reading and vocabulary strategies, how food affects learning, and differentiated instruction. She was a classroom teacher in three states and won a Teacher of the Year Award in Texas. LeAnn is known as “the teacher’s teacher” because of her practical, research-based examples that teachers can easily implement in their classrooms. She has a passion for both instilling the love for learning as well as helping teachers succeed. She currently resides in Ridgefield, Connecticut and parents her school age twins.

She is the member of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and presenter for Staff Development for Educators (SDE). She is the author of eight books published by Scholastic, Inc. including Memorizing Strategies & Other Brain-Based Activities and a four-series set called Comprehension Mini-Lessons. She has written articles for parenting magazines and The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain.

Currently, LeAnn does staff development and may be reached at or call 203-790-0119. To purchase any of LeAnn’s books go to her website:

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