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 11: Energizing the Brain
Energizing the Brain
Ups and downs plague the human brain. We awaken, we're groggy, we're active, we get sleepy after lunch, and then we're active again. Just after dinner, we feel sleepy again. Our internal clock regulates our sleep, activity, and cycles, which would never be an issue except that school time requires so much attention. Students would love to take more naps during the day, but we're expected to keep them focused enough to concentrate. That's a challenge unless you have some practical and proven strategies. This chapter is about getting and keeping students active. Music and energizers are both premier tools for raising student ...