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Brain-Based Learning

Brain-Based Learning
The New Paradigm of Teaching

Second Edition
  • Eric Jensen - Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA, Centre for Women's Research, Colombo, Sri Lanka

August 2008 | 288 pages | Corwin
In this second edition of Brain Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, educator and brain researcher Eric Jensen offers a learning approach that is closely aligned with how the brain naturally learns.

Based on empirical brain research from the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and psychology, Jensen's text explains how the relationship between learning and the brain can impact emotions, patterns, gender, meaningfulness, environments, body rhythms, attitudes, enrichment, and assessment, and how it influences the effects of stress and trauma.

The book's powerful information suggests ways for transforming schools into complete learning organizations by providing students with an optimal learning environment. Implementation of brain-based schooling has proven to increase graduation rates, decrease learning difficulties and discipline problems, and create conditions for the love of learning to flourish.

About the Author
Part 1. Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
1. What Is Brain-Based Learning?
2. How Your Student's Brain Learns
3. Brain Dominance in Learning
4. Rhythms of the Brain
Part 2. Physiological Effects on Learning
5. Biological Differences in Learning
6. The Impact of Physical Movement on the Brain
7. Stress and Threat
Part 3. Sensory Contributions to Learning
8. The Role of Sight in Learning
9. The Role of Touch in Learning
10. The Role of Taste in Learning
11. The Roles of Smell and Acoustics in Learning
12. The Role of Emotions in Learning
Part 4. Neuroscientific Perspective on Teaching and Learning
13. Teacher Communication
14. The Nonconscious Learning Climate
15. Motivation and Rewards
16. Attention and Survival Value
17. Teaching How to Think
18. Memory and Creating Patterns of Meaning
19. Meaning Making
Part 5. Brain-Compatible Classrooms
20. Enriching the Brain
21. Curriculum in a Brain-Compatible Classroom
22. Assessing With the Brain in Mind
23. Brain-Based Reform

“This book is filled with classroom implications and instructional suggestions based on research. Classroom teachers, school administrators, professional development trainers, college/university faculty, and parents will all benefit from this information.”

Andrea Rosenblatt, Associate Professor
Barry University

“I have used the information from this book in many of my training sessions. The ‘What This Means to You’ sections translate technical information into everyday language for the reader. This is truly a book that has made—and will continue to make—a contribution to the field.”

Steve Hutton, Area Coordinator
Kentucky Center for Instructional Discipline

great supplementary resource.

Dr Kimberly Silbaugh
School Of Education, Lesley University
October 10, 2011

This is a great text to understand how the brain learns. Although it was not adopted, I use it as a suggested reading to further understanding on how we learn

Mrs Anne Pinchera
Other, Excelsior College
December 6, 2010

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