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Brain Books

Brain Books

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Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning:Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher ± Judy Willis
Dr. Willis takes a reader-friendly approach toneuroscience, describing instructional strategies that areadaptable for grades K through 12. Through statisticaldata, individual student stories, and her own experiencesusing these strategies with elementary and middleschool students, Dr. Willis provides teachers with awealth of information they will want to start using intheir classrooms before finishing the book.
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of theModern Mind ± Gary Small
According to Vorgan (
The Memory Bible
)
and Small, oneof America's leading neuroscientists, digital technologyhas altered the neural circuitry in human brains andtriggered an evolutionary process in just one generation.The authors identify the inherent problems andchallenges this poses, providing a technology toolkit filled with strategies to preserve one's humanity andkeep up with the latest technology. They make their casebased on abundant research in the areas of health,psychology, pediatrics, education, business, andtechnology. Their exercises include developing face-to-face communication skills as well as mastering electronicgames. A compelling as well as timely read, this is highlyrecommended for all libraries.
Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the WayThey Learn ± Larry D Rosen
L
ook around at todays youth and you can see howtechnology has changed their lives. They lie on their bedsand study while listening to mp3 players, texting andchatting online with friends, and reading and postingFacebook messages. How does the new, charged-up,multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooksand lectures? Are we effectively reaching todaystechnologically advanced youth?
R
ewired 
is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this newgenerations radically different learning styles andneeds. This book will also help parents learn what toexpect from their techie children concerning school,homework, and even socialization. In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences onlearning while providing strategies for engaging studentsat school and at home.
 
 
21
st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times ± Bernie Trilling, Charles fadel
This important resource introduces a framework for21st Century learning that maps out the skills needed tosurvive and thrive in a complex and connected world.21st Century content includes the basic core subjects of reading, writing, and arithmetic-but also emphasizesglobal awareness, financial/economic literacy, andhealth issues. The skills fall into three categories:learning and innovations skills; digital literacy skills; andlife and career skills. This book is filled with vignettes,international examples, and classroom samples that helpillustrate the framework and provide an exciting view of what twenty-first century teaching and learning canachieve.
The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our BestSchools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills OurChildren Need--and What We Can Do About It
Wagner, a Harvard education professor, begins byoffering his astute assessment of secondary education inthe U.S. today and how it fails to produce graduates whoare jury ready (i.e., able to analyze an argument, weighevidence, and detect bias
)
. He then presents a concisemanifesto for the steps needed to reinvent theeducation profession. His thesis revolves around SevenSurvival skillsthe core competencies he deemsnecessary for success both in college and in the twenty-first-century workforce. These encompass problemsolving and critical thinking, collaboration acrossnetworks, adaptability, initiative, effective oral andwritten communication, analyzing information, anddeveloping curiosity and imagination.
Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: WhatTeachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do by LindaDarling-Hammond, John Bransford, Pamela LePage andKaren Hammerness
 
 
 
Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching forUnderstanding by Linda Darling-Hammond, BrigidBarron, P. David Pearson and Alan H. Schoenfeld
 
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Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action:Developing Executive Functions of the Human Brain byRenate Nummela Caine, Mr. Geoffrey Caine, CarolLynn McClintic and Karl J. Klimek 
With updated research, revised sections on leadership,and new anecdotes, this second edition helps teachersand students reach higher performance levels based onhow the brain learns.
How the Brain Learns ± David Sousa
When it comes to brain research, David Sousa is first among peers. His straightforward explanation of theintricacies of the brain, based on solid research, turnstheory into practice and allows educators to immediatelyoperationalize concepts into classroom practice.
Digital Game-Based Learning ± Marc Prensky
Today's workforce is quicker, sharper, more visuallyoriented, and more technology-savvy than ever. To trulybenefit from the Digital Natives' learning power andenthusiasm, traditional training methods must adapt tothe way people learn today. Written by the founder of Games2train, this innovative book is filled with examplesand information to meet the demands of both educatorsand employers.

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