How the Brain Learns Fourth Edition
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“I have found this book to be quite useful for doctoral-level students who are just beginning to read, examine, and comprehend brain research. It is a wonderful first step to exploring the fascinating world of brain-compatible teaching and learning!”-- Marjorie Hall Haley, Professor of Education Published On: 2011-06-28
“Dr. Sousa does a wonderful job of interpreting the research and using what is known about how the brain learns to provide teachers with effective strategies for the classroom.” -- Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal Published On: 2011-06-28
About the Author
- Publisher : Corwin; Fourth edition (August 8, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1412997976
- ISBN-13 : 978-1412997973
- Item Weight : 1.7 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.79 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #824,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is chuck full of recommendations for the teacher but doesn’t skimp out on the science behind it all. There is lots of content to chew on and it is presented in a helpful, if not exhaustive, manner. I would have liked the chapters to be broken down a bit differently but the overall ideas still stood out among the 336 pages.
I would recommend reading this book. It is a great place to start for those looking to make their teaching more “brain-compatible.”
Another key element to this book was all of the factual information that was given. I love the pictures and demonstrations that was showed in several chapters throughout the book. I know some of you wonder why I gave this book a three star instead of a five. Despite the great information and illustrations shown in the book it was a hard read for me. I didnt like the fact that it went too deep into science measures sometimes. While, this is not a terrible thing, I just absolutely is not a science guy.
I was ashame to admit on how much I didn't know about the brain and how it changes. For sure I love that most of this book was dedicated to the working educator and gives infomation that can be taking back and shared with my colleagues. I am impress with the way that Sousa included small work activities in the book that really get you to thinking. What a great way to explain to someone on how the brain learns and develop by using small activities. If anyone purchase this book I am for sure they will be motivated to change their thinking, especially in the education field. I am so thankful that our professor at Southeastern chose this book to study during our doctoral course.
As an educator, I thoroughly enjoyed chapter 6 The Brain and the Arts. He invokes basic arguments why schools should have an obligation to expose children to the very essence of what many cultures were taught and have expanded over the decades within our society. The development of the arts and cognitive growth as it relates to function of the brain. The impact of student learning and the curriculum content should be in the form of collaborative teaching learning within and outside the confines of a classroom. I have implemented the arts with my students. They are engaged. cooperative and listen. The goal is for my students to work cooperatively, develop strategies to overcome challenges, reflect on what they know and include new information. I will continue to use this textbook with my students and share with my co-workers.
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A must-have for every teacher!