Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades K-2

Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades K-2

by David A. Sousa

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Overview

Practical activities every elementary teacher can use. Features 96 pages of brain testing and expanding quizzes and tests for children in grades K-2

Brain research has provided a tremendous opportunity to develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain’s innate learning capacity. Educators can take this knowledge and apply it to the strategies they use in their classrooms. This essential resource provides ready to use brain compatibility activities that feature some of the following strategies:
  • Graphic organizers
  • Mnemonic devises
  • Cooperative learning
  • Movement to enhance retention
  • Music to stimulate brain activity.

The more teachers understand how the brian learns, the more options we have. This unique resource helps you make the most of the brain’s learning potential and will help transform your teaching to help engage every student in your classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634503624
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author and is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Dr. Sousa has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. Dr. Sousa has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Table of Contents

Connections to Standards
Introduction
Put It Into Practice
1. Language Arts
Blending Bowl
You'll Never Guess
Flashcard Hop
Segmenting Blues
Fluency in Motion
2. Math
Geomtery Lingo
Fun Facts
Money Counts
Measurement Relay
Graphing Similes
3. Social Studies
Home Sweet Home
Visualizing Democracy
Relationship Hoops
"Did You See That? "
Families on Target
4. Science
Pasta Challenge
Natural or Human-made
Turn on to Technology
What's in the Jar?
Whales and Sharks
5. Physical Education and the Arts
Color Changes Everything
What's In a Name?
We've Got the Beat
Acting Out in Reading
Teamwork
References

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