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
ook around at todays 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 todaystechnologically advanced youth?
is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this newgenerations 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.