|Teaching the Brain to Read
Brain-based research is a hotly debated topic within the education arena, as neurologists and education experts often disagree about how such studies can be used to design effective interventions for students with learning difficulties.
This issue of Express offers various viewpoints about how brain-based research might be used to improve learning and teaching and also provides information about translating this research into classroom practice.
From Syllable to Synapse: Prereading Through Decoding
In the new book Teaching the Brain to Read, neurologist and teacher Judy Willis discusses the relevance of current neurological research to the classroom and explains how the brain processes information when reading. more
The Brain and Reading: What Every Educator Can Gain from Neuroscience Research
Marilee Sprenger addresses neurological factors that can cause students to have difficulty reading and offers tips for building a brain-compatible classroom. more
Applying Brain Research to Classroom Practice
Learn from author and consultant Pat Wolfe how to best use brain-based research to inform teaching. more
What a Pleasure! Making Reading Enjoyable
Judy Willis discusses how the brain's release of dopamine can lead to enjoyment of the reading experience.
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Cautions for Consumers of "Brain-Based" Reading Programs
To become more savvy consumers of education products and practices, educators should reconsider how they understand "brain-based" learning. more
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning
In this book, Judy Willis explains how to enhance students' memory and test-taking skills. She also offers tips for engaging students in the learning process.