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Brain-Based Learning
Teaching the Way Students Really Learn

Third Edition (Revised Edition)


240 pages | Corwin

Learn how to teach like a pro and have fun, too!

The more you know about the brains of your students, the better you can be at your profession. Brain-based teaching gives you the tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning. This innovative, new edition of the bestselling Brain-Based Learning by Eric Jensen and master teacher and trainer Liesl McConchie provides an up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. Based on findings from neuroscience, biology, and psychology, you will find: 

  • In-depth, relevant insights about the impact of relationships, the senses, movement, and emotions on learning
  • Savvy strategies for creating a high-quality learning environment, complete with strategies for self-care
  • Teaching tools to motivate struggling students and help them succeed that can be implemented immediately

This rejuvenated classic with its easy-to-use format remains the guide to transforming your classroom into an academic, social, and emotional success story.

 
Introduction
 
Part I: FUNDAMENTALS OF BRAIN-BASED LEARNING
Ch. 1: How Your Brain Learns

 
Ch. 2: How Each Brain is Unique

 
 
PART 2: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING
Ch. 3: How Your Senses Impact Learning

 
Ch. 4: Why Relationships Matter More than You Think

 
Ch. 5: Plasticity and Feedback

 
 
PART 3: YOUR BRAIN’S LEARNING STRENGTHS
Ch.6: How Emotions Impact Learning

 
Ch.7: Physical Movement and the Brain

 
Ch.8: The Big Why? Motivation That Works

 
 
PART 4: PUTTING THIS TOGETHER IN YOUR CLASSROOM
Ch. 9: Start with the Learning Climate

 
Ch. 10: Better Classroom Learning

 
Ch. 11: Getting Your Brain to Work with You (Not Against You) Self-Care

 

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Eric P. Jensen

Eric Jensen is a former teacher who grew up in San Diego, California. With a Ph.D. in Human Development, he synthesizes brain research and develops practical applications for educators. He is listed among the top 30 Educators in the world at GlobalGurus.org.Jensen has authored over 30 books including Different Brains, Different Learners, Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Teaching with Poverty in Mind, Tools for Engagement, Engaging students with Poverty in Mind, Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain, and Poor Students Rich Students. Dr. Jensen co-founded an academic enrichment program, held in 14 countries with over 70,000 graduates.... More About Author

Liesl Pykles McConchie

Liesl McConchie is a former math teacher from San Diego, California. With 20 years of experience training school leaders and teachers across the globe, Liesl has partnered with hundreds of schools and districts in understanding the science behind what really improves achievement for all students. Liesl spent over three years in Denmark learning and working within the Scandinavian school system, known for decades as one of the best in the world. She helped create a brand-new school, True North Efterskole, founded on the most evidence-based pedagogical principles. Liesl continues to travel to Denmark several times a year to deliver... More About Author