12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action

Raise the bar with the best of what is known about how the brain/mind learns Higher-order skills such as critical thinking, planning, decision-making and persistence are the key to success for today’s students. With its novel approach to teaching and learning, 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action has been the go-to resource for thousands of teachers in leading their students to greater confidence and achievement. Now in an expanded third edition, Caine et al. offer three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching. Features of the new edition include • More strategies to deeply engage students and build foundational learning skills • Guidance on peer-based professional development through Process Learning Circles • Reflective questions and checklists for assessing progress • Updated, real-life examples that illustrate brain-compatible learning in action Bridge research to practice through these innovative strategies to create a school environment where students and faculty learn and thrive. “12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action is a treasure trove of thoughtful, heartfelt, and effective ideas that will empower brains to grow, minds to expand, and classrooms to thrive. In our present system good teaching is often a subversive act — use this as a manual for guerilla warfare.” Louis Cozolino, Professor of Psychology Pepperdine University “This book provides compelling evidence that the traditional paradigm of education, which emphasizes “factual” learning, is profoundly narrow and limiting. The volume, depth, and relevance of research the authors bring to the fore about effective and lasting models of teaching, learning, and leadership is impressive. May its brilliant and enlightening message once and for all replace the limited and limiting habits of mind that have legitimated educational policy and practice for centuries in the Western World.” William Spady, Director The 5th Paradigm

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