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
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
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!