Learn about the brain from some fine minds in education
The Best of Corwin series showcases key chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications for a powerful compilation of perspectives on important education issues and topics. Featuring the works of recognized pioneers in the nascent field of educational neuroscience, this cutting-edge collection show show to apply current brain research to teaching and learning. The book is divided into three parts: The Developing Brain, The Brain in School, and Instructional Strategies for Every Brain. Chapter topics include: Brain structures and development from birth through adolescence; What causes the brain to pay attention and remember; How the brain learns to read and calculate; Differences between the male and female brain; The social and academic needs of students with learning ...
Chapter 10: Focusing the Brain
Focusing the Brain
What: Defining the Strategy
Whether referred to as concept, mind, or semantic maps or as word webs or graphic organizers, these tools are some of the best friends of a teacher who desires to facilitate the comprehension of students. They address both the left and the right hemispheres of students, so they are beneficial to all. The students strong in left hemisphere can supply the verbage, and the right-hemisphere students have the option of showing what they know pictorially. Have students draw the organizer along with you as you explain the major concepts and details.
When I teach my class Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, a picture of a neuron serves as a graphic organizer or mind map for the five elements ...