How the Brain Learns

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SAGE Publications, 2001 - Education - 305 pages
David Sousa?'s practical and powerful bestseller on brain research and education enters the 21st century with a valuable updated edition, incorporating the previously published main text, the companion learning manual, and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and learning. "How the Brain Learns has always focused on the information that can help teachers turn research on brain function into practical classroom activities and lessons. The second edition still includes basic brain facts that can help students learn, insights on how the brain processes information, and tips on maximizing retention using "down time." And now Sousa takes it further, building on the latest information available to provide: " An updated Information Processing Model that reflects new terminology regarding the memory system Exciting new research on how the brain learns motor skills A whole new chapter on the implications of the arts in learning An expanded list of primary sources for those who wish to review the core research All the newest information and insights are included. It?'s a vital tool for school leaders, staff developers, teacher educators, and administration education faculty'as well as any educator who wants to help students learn.See Facilitator's Guide to How the Special Needs Brain Learns, Second Edition

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Contents

LIST OF PRACTITIONERS CORNERS
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Basic Brain Facts and Brain Development
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Chapter 2
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David A. Sousa, EdD, is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of more than a dozen books that translate brain research into strategies for improving learning. He has presented to more than 200,000 educators across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has taught high school chemistry and served in administrative positions, including superintendent of schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published dozens of articles in leading journals. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and several other languages. He is past president of the National Staff Development Council (now Learning Forward) and has received honorary degrees and awards for his commitment to research, professional development, and science education. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and National Public Radio to discuss his work with schools using brain research.

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