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The Best of Corwin: Educational Neuroscience / Edition 1

The Best of Corwin: Educational Neuroscience / Edition 1

by David A. SousaDavid A. Sousa
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Learn about the brain from some of the finest minds in education

Featuring the works of recognized pioneers in the nascent field of educational neuroscience, this cutting-edge collection shows how to apply current brain research to teaching and learning. Chapter topics include:

  • Brain structures and development from birth through adolescence
  • What causes the brain to pay attention and remember
  • How the brain learns to read and calculate
  • Differences between the male and female brain
  • The social and academic needs of students with learning difficulties
  • Strategies for keeping students’ brains engaged, focused and energized

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452217345
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/21/2011
Series: The Best of Corwin
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David A. Sousa, Ed D, 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.

Table of Contents

Preface - David A. Sousa
Introduction - David A. Sousa
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Part I. The Developing Brain
1. The Physiology of the Brain - David A. Sousa
2. The Child's Brain - Robert Sylwester
3. The Adolescent's Brain - Sheryl G. Feinstein
Part II. The Brain in School
4. The Literate Brain - Pamela Nevills
5. The Numerate Brain - David A. Sousa
6. The Male and the Female Brain - Abigail Norfleet James
7. The Special Needs Brain - Eric Jensen
Part III. Instructional Strategies for Every Brain
8. Calming the Brain - Michael A. Scaddan
9. Engaging the Brain - Marcia L. Tate
10. Focusing the Brain - Marcia L. Tate
11. Energizing the Brain - Eric Jensen

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