- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Dale Seymour Publications; Revised edition (February 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0201490889
- ISBN-13: 978-0201490886
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #888,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain Revised Edition
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I like this book. It calls for developing "Low Threat/High Challenge Learning" that works with the human brain's way of processing information.
"Making Connections" was first published by educators Renate and Geoffrey Caine to begin establishing a link between the neurosciences and education. The Caines were interested in "the brain's rules for meaningful learning and organizing teaching with those rules in mind." [pg 4]
As one of the earliest books to come out on the topic , this book espoused then-controversial new ideas. Several early book reviewers complained that it was written by educators, not by brain surgeons. As the years passed, the theories put forth in the Caines's book have proven to be tried and true teaching strategies.
A more recent book by a neuroscientist, "Research-based Srategies to Ignite Student Learning" by Judy Willis (2006) is a more scientific rendering of brain-based learning that essentially says the same thing.
"Why Don't Students Like School" by cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham, published in 2009 by Jossey-Bass, also confirms these studies.
This one is good. Apply the skills put forth in any or all of these books and your students will thrive.
Should be required reading for teachers and students.
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I wanted to follow up on this topic after hearing Eric Jensen speak at a workshop. This title seemed interesting and follows a similar path.Published on December 4, 2012 by T. Jones
This book changed my life and my teaching. I've applied its principles every day of the 10 years since reading it. Read morePublished on August 5, 2002
This is one of the most important books on education that I have ever read. It has permanently changed how i think about education and is influencing where I send my kids to... Read morePublished on April 12, 2000 by Chris O'Leary