The Mind and Teachers in the Classroom

The Mind and Teachers in the Classroom

This book explores what mindfulness could mean for teachers and educational researchers.

Author: Remy Y. S Low

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 3030703835

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 336

This book explores what mindfulness could mean for teachers and educational researchers. Moving beyond popular platitudes about mindfulness, the author provides a conceptual map for understanding the different ways in which mindfulness can be recommended to teachers. Covering the key features of Buddhist, psychological and socially engaged forms of mindfulness, this book critically examines the different ways mindfulness is defined, what problems it is meant to address, and the ways that claims about mindfulness are made. It argues that each approach to mindfulness implies an ideal of what a ‘good teacher’ should be. It will be of interest and value to teacher educators, educational researchers and scholars of mindfulness within education.
Categories: Education

Why Don t Students Like School

Why Don t Students Like School

Research-based insights and practical advice about effective learning strategies In this new edition of the highly regarded Why Don't Students Like School? cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham turns his research on the biological and ...

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119715665

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 476

Research-based insights and practical advice about effective learning strategies In this new edition of the highly regarded Why Don't Students Like School? cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham turns his research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning into workable teaching techniques. This book will help you improve your teaching practice by explaining how you and your students think and learn. It reveals the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. With a treasure trove of updated material, this edition draws its themes from the most frequently asked questions in Willingham’s “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column in the American Educator. How can you teach students the skills they need when standardized testing just requires facts? Why do students remember everything on TV, but forget everything you say? How can you adjust your teaching for different learning styles? Read this book for the answers to these questions and for practical advice on helping your learners learn better. Discover easy-to-understand, evidence-based principles with clear applications for the classroom Update yourself on the latest cognitive science research and new, teacher-tested pedagogical tools Learn about Willingham’s surprising findings, such as that you cannot develop “thinking skills” without facts Understand the brain’s workings to help you hone your teaching skills Why Students Don’t Like School is a valuable resource for both veteran and novice teachers, teachers-in-training, and for the principals, administrators, and staff development professionals who work with them.
Categories: Education

Teaching for the Two sided Mind

Teaching for the Two sided Mind

In Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind Linda VerLee Williams explores the application of this important research to the classroom, summarizing current knowledge, discussing its implications, and providing practical teaching techniques that draw ...

Author: Linda VerLee Williams

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015005230761

Category: Apprentissage

Page: 213

View: 305

Recent research on the brain has revolutionized our concept of how we think. The two sides of the brain serve radically different functions. The left hemisphere is associated with linear, analytic thought; the right hemisphere governs spatial, integrative thought. In Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind Linda VerLee Williams explores the application of this important research to the classroom, summarizing current knowledge, discussing its implications, and providing practical teaching techniques that draw upon the right side of the brain. Students need right-brain strength to achieve balanced thinking skills and to activate a full range of cognitive and creative abilities. Right-brain techniques are remarkably effective in teaching children with learning disabilities and provide a valuable boost to gifted and average students. Specific classroom activities employing visual thinking, fantasy, metaphor, multisensory learning, music, laboratory experiments and field trips are described in Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind. The activities are suitable for classes from early elementary to high school level." Teachers, parents and all those interested in education will find Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind a fascinating exploration of how the most recent psychological findings can be put to use in the classroom. Book jacket.
Categories: Apprentissage

The New Science of Teaching and Learning

The New Science of Teaching and Learning

The author guides readers step-by-step in the fascinating exploration of the new transdisciplinary field called MBE—Mind, Brain and Education Science. I recommend this book to every teacher.

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772188

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 461

This book offers a definitive, scientifically grounded guide for better teaching and learning practices. Drawing from thousands of documents and the opinions of recognized experts worldwide, it explains in straight talk the new Mind, Brain, and Education Science—a field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. While parents and teachers are often bombarded with promises of "a better brain," this book distinguishes true, applicable neuroscience from the popular neuromyths that have gained currency in education. Each instructional guideline presented in the book is accompanied by real-life classroom examples to help teachers envision the direct application of the information in their own schools. The authors offer essential tools for evaluating new information as it flows from research and adds to what we know. Written by a teacher for teachers, this easy-to-use resource: Documents the findings of the top experts in the field of neuroscience, psychology, and education.Addresses the confusion around the misuse of concepts in brain-based education.Applies well-substantiated findings about the brain to classroom practice and teaching. “Up to this point, there has been little consensus among researchers and educators as to the potential applications of brain research to educational policies and practices. Understanding this, Tokuhama used a Delphi technique to poll recognized experts in both education and neuroscience to gain agreement as to what, in this newly emerging field, is well established, what is probably true, what is intelligent speculation, and what are ‘neuromyths.’ This seminal book has the potential to change the way we think about teaching and learning.” —From the Foreword by Pat Wolfe, educational consultant, Mind Matters, Inc. “This is not only an excellent guide for teachers and a most-needed review of the cutting-edge research on neuroeducation, but also a model of pedagogy. The author guides readers step-by-step in the fascinating exploration of the new transdisciplinary field called MBE—Mind, Brain and Education Science. I recommend this book to every teacher. It will clarify many issues and promote many educational initiatives.” —Antonio M. Battro, M.D., President of IMBES, International Mind, Brain and Education Society “Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa has written a highly accessible, extraordinarily well-documented compilation of essential information for all educators. This breakthrough book guides informed decision-making using the best science has to offer to return joy and authentic learning to our classrooms.” —Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed., neurologist, middle-school teacher, author, and renowned speaker on brain-based education “A fascinating review of state-of-the-art research. It does more than just debunk myths, it also points toward tried-and-true tenets and principles of education. Written with clarity, freshness, and a sense of urgency, this is a book that every educator—and everyone who cares about children—should read.” —Craig Pohlman, author of How Can My Kid Succeed in School? and Revealing Minds
Categories: Education

Making Classrooms Better 50 Practical Applications of Mind Brain and Education Science

Making Classrooms Better  50 Practical Applications of Mind  Brain  and Education Science

The first half of the book provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain, and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy.

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708547

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 990

A practical, classroom-oriented guide to best-practice teaching. Learning specialist Leslie Hart once wrote that designing educational experiences without knowledge of the brain is like designing a glove without knowledge of the hand. Making Classrooms Better takes this concept a step further, building from general knowledge of brain-based education science and current educational research to offer specific suggestions for how teachers can improve student learning outcomes. Covering a range of subjects, from creating an optimal classroom climate to maximizing metacognitive skill development, this well-researched, state-of-the-art guide is an essential resource for highly effective practices that teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners can easily use. The first half of the book provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain, and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy. The second half shares 50 evidence-based classroom “best practices” that have a proven positive impact on student learning outcomes and explains why they work.
Categories: Education

Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching

Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching

This is the second edition of the seminal text designed to empower educators with an innovative and inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching.

Author: Donna Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807763766

Category: Education

Page:

View: 477

This is the second edition of the seminal text designed to empower educators with an innovative and inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. This bestseller is grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain, and education research to classroom practice: neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the Body-Brain System, and metacognition. Updated and expanded to include new sections on social and emotional learning, this edition offers a firm foundation for implementing current rigorous standards. The authors draw on their experience working with tens of thousands of educators worldwide to drive the book's focus on practical application. Essential ideas are reinforced through vignettes, examples, inspirational stories from teachers, strategies, reflective questions, and current research on how people learn. New for the Second Edition: An exploration of how guiding students to develop social, emotional, cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies can improve their personal relationships, peer and teacher interactions, and academic outcomes. An examination of recent advances in understanding how brain plasticity extends over the life span, how working memory supports students to tackle more complex learning tasks, and how teaching students about growth mindsets can power learning. A synthesis of the science behind the power of positivity, learning potential, metacognition, the social aspects of cognition, and the Body-Brain System for classroom and school applications. An expanded reference list with relevant new publications.
Categories: Education

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Discusses how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching.

Author: Eric Jensen

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416600305

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 833

Discusses how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching.
Categories: Education

Teaching in Mind

Teaching in Mind

Teaching in Mind encourages teachers to value their own expertise and to take their place as leaders in educational improvement.

Author: Judith Lloyd Yero

Publisher: Mindflight Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015055456001

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 400

Although teachers are recognized as one of the most important factors in the effective education of children, much of the power they possess remains unexamined. Teaching in Mind offers teachers a variety of ways to explore their own beliefs, values, meanings, metaphors, and presuppositions that often result in conflict in an educational setting. It helps teachers reflect on and evaluate their thinking, envision their ideal classroom, and select teaching methods to support their vision. Teaching in Mind encourages teachers to value their own expertise and to take their place as leaders in educational improvement.
Categories: Education

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools

Developing Habits of Mind in Secondary Schools comprises more than 50 tools to help teachers and administrators foster the Habits of Mind among students, staff, and parents. All tools are available for download.

Author: Karen Boyes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416608882

Category: Education

Page: 402

View: 630

Take educational outcomes way beyond facts and information with these tools for teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges. Karen Boyes, New Zealand author.
Categories: Education

How People Learn

How People Learn

This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309070362

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 718

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
Categories: Education