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Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills by Anne M. Hanson
  

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills

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Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills by Anne M. Hanson

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills, Second Edition, offers teachers proven success tools for nurturing the writer in every student. These effective writing strategies are based on the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the six features of effective instruction identified by the National Research Center on English Learning &BAD:amp; Achievement. Presented in a user-friendly format by a veteran language arts teacher and staff developer, this resource shows educators how to create a classroom environment that promotes writing across the curriculum while meeting the demands of district and national standards. The practical strategies, activities, classroom stories, student examples, and reflections in this book provide teachers with a comprehensive roadmap to developing confident and competent young writers. This revised edition includes a section on the learning brain, which provides information to help teachers share with their students how the amazing brain learns.

Reviews

During the past thirty years as an English teacher and professor, as an educational publisher and national writing consultant, and as the director of the Educational Leadership Institute, I have not seen a more powerful book on the teaching of writing. Think of this book as a gift to yourself, your colleagues, and your students. Think of it as a spark that just might initiate a renaissance in the way writing is taught. -- RW (Skip) Kistner, President A one-of-a-kind, practical text for all teachers. Hanson takes us on a journey by providing teaching strategies and specific examples to prepare students to become lifelong writers! -- Sonia Aguila, ESL Teacher/Consultant Instructional leaders are constantly looking for ways to help teachers work smarter, not harder, in the quest to maximize student achievement. Hanson provides a brain-compatible framework to do precisely that. -- Shaun Holmes, Principal Recognizes the importance of preparing teachers to act as involved researchers in their own classrooms. The book encourages teachers to develop practices that will help their students become lifelong learners, not just competent test takers. -- Edith Wagner, Associate Professor of English Allows teachers to see the inside of a successful system for teaching students to write with confidence and proficiency. Hanson offers experience and personal learning on how the brain works and thinks about communication through writing. -- Patricia Allison, Recruitment, Retention, and Preparation Coordinator Explains brain research in easy-to-understand language and includes real classroom stories from diverse grade levels and student populations, as well as cross-curricular writing activities that foster high literacy and performance on high-stakes tests. Any teacher who wants reliable research to support effective, brain-friendly instruction should read this book and share it with colleagues and administrators. -- Bobbie Faulkner, Teacher Provides teachers with applicable research on brain-compatible learning and provides students with tools for developing their talent as writers. -- Wanda Stuckey, English Teacher The major strengths of this book are the implications of current brain research and how to maximize student learning and enjoyment in the learning process. It's all about the learning in the classroom, which is where the focus must be. -- Mary Moore, Third-Grade Teacher


About the Author

Anne Hanson is a doctor of educational leadership whose research study dealt with the psychological syndrome of burnout in the No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing workplace. A National Board Certified language arts teacher with over 20 years classroom experience, Hanson has worked as a peer evaluator, staff developer, and literacy coach for teachers and students. Serving as the foundation for all her workshops is the research-based understanding of the emotional well-being necessary to succeed in the workplace, whether school or business. Hanson's career-long advocacy for teachers and students has influenced the design of her workshops, which are as diverse as her audiences, who range from administrators and teachers to parents and students from K-12 to the college level. Besides the first edition of Write Brain Write, Anne is the author of Visual Writing; Writing in The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain; Wanted: Teachers for National Board Certification; and Thin Veils, a novel about deadly dieting. Hanson's awards and recognitions include Arizona Teacher of the Year finalist; Scottsdale Middle School Teacher of the Year; Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund scholar; New York Council for the Humanities scholar; and Arizona State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award.

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Publication date

23rd October 2008

Author

Anne M. Hanson

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
200 pages

Categories

Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: English language: reading & writing skills

ISBN

9781412963497

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