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

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Corwin Press, Mar 20, 2008 - Education - 312 pages
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"I felt like I walked the walk and could implement many of the strategies after reading it once."

--Andrea Golarz-Ziemba, Teacher

O.P. Morton Elementary School, Hobart, IN

"If our newest teachers came out of college with this knowledge, supplemented with the learning standards, their students would be more successful from day one."

--Patti Larche, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Phelps-Clifton Springs CSD, NY

Practical strategies to take your students' understanding from "So what?" to "Wow!"

With the amount of content that teachers have to teach, how can we ensure that students gain a deep and lasting understanding of what they have learned? Based on the most current research on cognition and the brain, this exciting book provides teachers with a systematic, reflective approach to incorporating powerful learning and content processing techniques into everyday instruction.

Nationally recognized experts Eric Jensen and LeAnn Nickelsen outline the Deeper Learning Cycle (DELC), an instructional model that incorporates brain research, standards, and individual learning differences, to help educators teach for deeper understanding and critical thinking. This invaluable resource includes:

In-depth chapters explaining the seven stages of the DELC: planning with standards and curriculum, pre-assessing, building a positive learning culture, priming and activating prior knowledge, acquiring new knowledge, processing the learning, and evaluating student learning

A Deeper Learning lesson plan template to apply to daily instruction

50 strategies to differentiate instruction based on learning levels and to help students process content in meaningful ways

Reflection questions to help teachers apply the material to their own practice

Deeper Learning is a powerful tool to promote and support student progress beyond the surface level of understanding in any subject area.

 

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Contents

Exploring
1
DELC Steps 13
23
Priming and Activating Prior Knowledge
71
DELC Step 6
103
DELC
121
DELC Step 7
259
Processing MustHave Tips
293
After Learning
301
Index
309
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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 lnickelsen@comcast.net or call 203-790-0119. To purchase any of LeAnn’s books go to her website: www.maximizelearninginc.com.

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