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Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8 by David A. Sousa
  

Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8

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Brain-Compatible Activities, Grades 6-8 by David A. Sousa

Sophisticated medical instruments provide a unique glimpse into the learning brain, generating information for both researchers and educators. Using brain research, educational leaders can develop instructional techniques that facilitate the brain's innate learning capacity. The more teachers know about how the brain learns, the more instructional options they have. This activity book, based on David A. Sousa's How the Brain Learns, Third Edition, provides ready-to-use, brain-compatible activities for all content areas in grades 6-8. Each step-by-step lesson includes detailed instructions for the teacher and all the necessary reproducibles.

Reviews

The different grade levels and approaches of these workbooks make them a top pick for any library strong in classroom workbooks and activities for teachers. Each workbook holds some 96 pages of projects, with fill-in blanks and ideas perfect for photocopying and classroom use. All are outstanding workbooks that teachers will appreciate. -- California Bookwatch, March 2008


About the Author

David A. Sousa, EdD, an international consultant in educational neuroscience, has written 16 books for educators and parents on ways of using brain research to improve teaching and learning. He has conducted workshops for more than two hundred thousand educators in hundreds of school districts on brain research and science education at the pre-K to Grade 12 and university levels. He has presented at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Dr. Sousa has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State University, a master of arts degree in teaching science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught high school science and has served as a K-12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and at Rutgers University. A past president of the National Staff Development Council (now called Learning Forward), Dr. Sousa has edited science books and published numerous articles in leading educational journals on staff development, science education, and brain research. He has received awards from professional associations, school districts, and Bridgewater State University (Distinguished Alumni Award), and several honorary doctorates for his commitment and contributions to research, staff development, and science education. He has been interviewed on the NBC Today show and on National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He makes his home in south Florida.

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Book Info

Publication date

20th September 2007

Author

David A. Sousa

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
96 pages

Categories

Teaching skills & techniques
Educational psychology
Primary & middle schools

ISBN

9781412952736

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