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Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action
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About This Book
Brain research is much in the news, but what is its relevance in the classroom? Are there ways to take what brain researchers are discovering about learning and memory and apply it to the situations that educators face every day? Practicing teacher and author Marilee Sprenger tells how to do just that in this book.
Sprenger has spent years studying neurological research and training other educators in brain-compatible teaching methods. This background, combined with her long career as a classroom teacher, has given her priceless knowledge of what works in a multitude of classroom situations.
Current brain research is as amazing as it can be confusing. This book discusses in plain terms the structure, function, and development of the human brain. The author describes the five "memory lanes"—semantic, episodic, procedural, automatic, and emotional—and tells how they function in learning and memory. She offers dozens of practical suggestions for teaching and assessing in brain-compatible ways.
Bridging the gap between theory and practice, the book offers valid, usable, "What you can do on Monday" ideas to incorporate into the classroom. This is an approach to brain research that educators at all levels can apply in their daily work.
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About the Author
MARILEE SPRENGER is a middle school teacher in Peoria, Ill. She has a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and since 1992 has spent her summers and weekends training teachers and administrators in brain research and brain-compatible teaching strategies. Sprenger is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and is an adjunct professor at Aurora University. She has coauthored two books, Powerfully Simple Techniques and The Parent Connection. She speaks at state and national conferences on learning and memory.
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