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The Brain-Compatible Classroom: Using What We Know About Learning to Improve Teaching
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About This Book
Did you know that the best time to learn something new is during the first two hours after you wake up and the last two hours before you go to sleep? Did you know that stressing key points in color can boost memory retention by 25 percent?
Author Laura Erlauer has studied brain research and applied it to classroom teaching in a way that is both intuitive and scientific. Synthesizing recent research exploring how the brain works, she explains how students’ emotions and stress affect their ability to learn, how the physical classroom environment influences learning, and what forms of assessment work best. Drawing on her experience as a teacher and principal, Erlauer summarizes current brain research and shows how teachers can use this knowledge in the classroom every day. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including
Each chapter provides examples from real classrooms, showing how the research can be used to improve student learning. The ideas and strategies presented are from a variety of grade levels and subject areas and can be used immediately to create a classroom where students can reach their full potential.
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LAURA ERLAUER is an elementary school principal. Her professional background includes teaching kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 7th grade, and serving as a coordinator for gifted and talented students. She has provided consultation and workshops for school districts and has been a speaker at local and national conventions on the topic of brain-compatible learning. Erlauer has authored and coauthored journal articles on the topic as well.
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