In this second edition of Brain Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching, educator and brain researcher Eric Jensen offers a learning approach that is closely aligned with how the brain naturally learns.
Based on empirical brain research from the disciplines of neuroscience, biology, and psychology, Jensen's text explains how the relationship between learning and the brain can impact emotions, patterns, gender, meaningfulness, environments, body rhythms, attitudes, enrichment, and assessment, and how it influences the effects of stress and trauma.
The book's powerful information suggests ways for transforming schools into complete learning organizations by providing students with an optimal learning environment. Implementation of brain-based schooling has proven to increase graduation rates, decrease learning difficulties and discipline problems, and create conditions for the love of learning to flourish.
Part 1. Fundamentals of Brain-Based Learning
1. What Is Brain-Based Learning?
2. How Your Student's Brain Learns
3. Brain Dominance in Learning
4. Rhythms of the Brain
Part 2. Physiological Effects on Learning
5. Biological Differences in Learning
6. The Impact of Physical Movement on the Brain
7. Stress and Threat
Part 3. Sensory Contributions to Learning
8. The Role of Sight in Learning
9. The Role of Touch in Learning
10. The Role of Taste in Learning
11. The Roles of Smell and Acoustics in Learning
12. The Role of Emotions in Learning
Part 4. Neuroscientific Perspective on Teaching and Learning
13. Teacher Communication
14. The Nonconscious Learning Climate
15. Motivation and Rewards
16. Attention and Survival Value
17. Teaching How to Think
18. Memory and Creating Patterns of Meaning
19. Meaning Making
Part 5. Brain-Compatible Classrooms
20. Enriching the Brain
21. Curriculum in a Brain-Compatible Classroom
22. Assessing With the Brain in Mind
23. Brain-Based Reform
Eric Jensen is a former teacher and current member of the Society for Neuroscience and New York Academy of Sciences. He has taught at all levels, from elementary through university level and is currently completing his PhD in human development. In 1981, Jensen cofounded SuperCamp, the nation’s first and largest brain-compatible learning program, now with over 50,000 graduates. He has since written Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, Arts with the Brain in Mind, Enriching the Brain, and 21 other books on learning and the brain. A leader in the brain-based movement, Jensen has made over 45 visits to neuroscience labs and interacts with countless neuroscientists. He was the founder of the Learning Brain EXPO and has trained educators and trainers for 25 years worldwide in this field. He is deeply committed to making a positive, significant, lasting difference in the way we learn.