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BrainSMART Strategies for Boosting Test Scores Paperback – June 6, 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: BrainSMART (June 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589330005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589330009
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,688,767 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marcus Conyers is an international author, consultant, and speaker who has spent 25 years in 35 countries developing and teaching the BRAINSMART model.

Donna Wilson, Ph.D. is a former professor of education and psychology, who now presents, trains teachers, and develops distance learning programs for educators.

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This book is VERY informative on a variety of Brain Based-Learning strategies that are EXTREMELY necessary for today's education of children. Due to the diversity of our children today (and many other factors), this book is designed for REACHING ALL STUDENTS. Within this EASY TO READ and EASY TO LEARN book, there are MANY strategies that DO ENHANCE AND INCREASE STUDENT Achievement and Behavior in the classroom. After reading this book and completing a course in relation to the book, I used these STRATEGIES, RESOURCES, and EXAMPLES EVERY single DAY in the classroom. I have MANY success stories on students who improved in both Student Achievement and an INCREASE IN STUDENT ATTENTION during class. This book is AWESOME for TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, and PARENTS. After reading this book, if you are a teacher or other school official, you will find these strategies and techniques come to you WITHOUT having to return to the book and READ AND RE=Read. Due to the design and structure of the book, as well as the contents being very clear, related, and having examples, teachers will USE the STRATEGIES and TECHNIQUES on a DAILY basis and YOU WILL SEE RESULTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM (Or for parents, in your child's achievement AND INTEREST in school). There is no room for BOREDOM when using these techniques and there are techniques and examples of just about any issue you may have with a student. In today's educational world, the focus is on TEST SCORES (standardized testing). In this Book, you will find an ABUNDANCE of strategies and techniques that will help you, as an educator, to boost those TEST scores. I say this because your students will NOT be "memorizing" content and then LOSE IT, they will LEARN the CONTENT so that they are able to RECALL information when the end of the year comes and its "TEST" time!Read more ›
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By D. Dahl on October 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book provides a wealth of research based strategies which can immediately be implemented in your classroom. Rather than just throwing a bunch of ideas at you, Conyers and Wilson present a research based foundation for the strategies they suggest.

Take a look at the chapter titles:

1. BrainSMART Student Achievement
2. Ten Key Facts About Your Brilliant Brain
3. The SMART Model(tm); The Synergy of Neuroscience and Common Sense
4. State: The Power to Produce Results
5. Meaning: How to Make Learning Meaningful in Your Classroom
6. Attention: How to Gain and Sustain Focused Attention on the Real Work of Learning.
7. Retention: Teaching with Memory in Mind
8. Helping Students Transfer Learning from the Classroom to Success on the Test and in Life
9. Sixty BrainSMART Strategies and Your Own BrainSMART Lesson Planning Guide

The BrainSMART acronym which stands for State, Meaning, Attention, Retention, and Transfer. These are the five components of the BrainSMART model which are fully explained in the book. Each component has a full section of tools to help transfer that research model into success in the classroom.

You will honestly be thrilled with this book. I highly recommend it.
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I used this text in my Master of Science in Education Program. I believe it may be the best I have ever used academically and in practical application in Brain Based Learning
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By Mrs.C. Thomas on October 19, 2010
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Fabulous resource for parents.Lots of ideas to keep parents and teachers on the same page.A wealth of useful information.
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More About the Author

Marcus Conyers is an author of 20 books and articles including, Positively Smarter: Science and Strategies for Increasing Happiness, Achievement, and Well-being (Wiley, 2015), Innovating Minds: What Students Need for the Future (IAE, 2014), and the forthcoming book, Innovating Minds: Science and Strategies for Increasing Creative Thinking Skills with Wiley. Recent books include the Columbia University Teachers College Press best seller, Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice, with Donna Wilson. This book was featured in the UK Times Higher Education list of recommended books in 2013. He is also an author of the upcoming book Mind, Brain, and Teacher Leadership, with Donna Wilson, also published by Teachers College Press. Marcus is also the developer of the Innovating Minds TM program for cultivating creative and critical thinking skills.

Marcus is the co-developer of curriculum for the Doctor of Education minor in Brain-Based Leadership and the Master of Science and Educational Specialist degree programs with a Major in Brain-Based Teaching, offered through the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University.

With his passion for improving lives by cultivating innovating minds, Marcus has inspired audiences around the world, including ministers of education in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Ontario, Canada. He has worked in 30 countries, shared strategies with 100,000 leaders and educators, and presented at numerous conferences, meetings, and events such as the Implementation Science Conference at the University of Cambridge as well as those of the American Educational Research Association, the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, the South African Principals Association, ASCD, NBPTS, NAESP, NASSP, and other groups. Marcus has worked with a broad range or organizations, including Sony, Ford, Philip Morris, Kodak, Barclays Bank, Amoco, Channel 4, Air Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Joint Special Operations University, Florida Atlantic University, and numerous national education organizations. As an advocate for better brain and heart health through physical activity he enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, running, cycling, strength training, and rowing in the Cambridge town bumps.

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