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Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns, 3rd Edition

Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns, 3rd Edition

April 2006 | 56 pages | Corwin
Guide your staff to a clear understanding of cognitive research and its practical applications for the classroom!

This essential training guide to the new third edition of David Sousa's How the Brain Learns, Third Edition provides staff developers and turnkey teachers with the tools necessary to facilitate a workshop or study group based on the bestselling book. Chapter-by-chapter topics focus on brain research that relates to teaching and learning and how this research can be translated into practical classroom strategies, and explore in depth

Basic brain facts

Information processing

Memory, retention, and learning

Transfer of knowledge

Hemispheric preferences and teaching to the whole brain


Higher-order thinking skills

Key activities from the book include engaging in action research, determining sensory preferences, developing mnemonics, using metaphors to enhance knowledge transfer, making a concept map, putting the arts into lessons, differentiating complexity and difficulty, and putting lesson components together.

Highlights for the facilitator include

Chapter summaries

Supplemental information

Discussion questions

Timed activities

Journal writing exercises

Sample workshop agendas

Sample workshop evaluation form

The Facilitator's Guide to How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, helps you effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of Sousa's work in a number of different settings. Now you can help guide your faculty and colleagues to a better understanding and application of the most current cognitive research available for educators!

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How to Use This Guide

Chapter-By-Chapter Study Guide for How the Brain Learns (3rd Edition) by David A. Sousa

Chapter 1: Basic Brain Facts

Chapter 2: How the Brain Processes Information

Chapter 3: Memory, Retention, and Learning

Chapter 4: The Power of Transfer

Chapter 5: Brain Specialization and Learn

Chapter 6: The Brain and the Arts

Chapter 7: Thinking Skills and Learning

Chapter 8: Putting It All Together

Sample Workshop Agendas
Half-Day Workshop Agenda

One-Day Workshop Agenda

Two-day Workshop Agenda

Workshop Evaluation Form

For instructors

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ISBN: 9781412937382