Leading and Learning in Schools: Brain-based Practices

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Scarecrow Press, 2000 - Education - 219 pages
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As a result of the research taking place in cognitive science, neuroscience, the human genome project, physics and pharmacology, we are in the midst of a knowledge explosion. Never before have we had the potential for increasing our success with a wider range of students; knowing how students learn will inevitably lead us to more effective ways of teaching. In this groundbreaking work, Cram and Germinario present brain-based research in the language of laymen. More importantly, they show how administrators and teachers can use those findings to improve schools. This volume examines the mental models upon which schools operate, and how they blend (or compete) with the emerging frameworks for brain-compatible teaching and learning.
 

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Contents

Our Growing Understanding of How We Learn
1
Ready Set Learn
19
Memory Meaning and Deeper Understanding
37
BrainCompatible Instruction
57
BrainBased Curriculum
85
Professional Development
119
BrainFriendly School Organization and Climate
141
The Learning Community How It All Adds Up
165
Toward a BrainCompatible Theory on School Reform
187
Bibliography
205
Resources For Further Study
213
Index
215
About the Authors
219
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Henry G. Cram, Ed.D., is Superintendent of the Rancocas Valley Regional High School District in Mount Holly, NJ.Vito Germinario, Ed.D., is Superintendent of the Moorestown Township Public Schools in Moorestown, NJ.

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