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Applying a brain-based approach to all of your curriculum planning and teaching becomes much easier when you use this in-depth guide to the brain’s natural learning systems. Discover how the brain’s five major learning systems—emotional, social, cognitive, physical, and reflective—provide you with a ready-made framework for designing lessons and deciding teaching approaches. Learn how to base learning goals and teaching behaviors on your students’ basic learning needs and interests. Identify practices that inhibit students’ development of their natural learning pathways. And understand when and how to alter your strategies to promote students’ brain development as you provide them with more opportunities for learning. (ASCD Premium Member book, 2002) 7" x 9", 163 pages. Also available as an eBook!
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.