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 2: The Child's Brain
The Child's Brain
Childhood development occurs within our entire body, but much of childhood nurturing occurs during conversations between adult and juvenile brains. A mature plant doesn't nurture its germinated seeds, however, and brainless plants are as biologically successful as animals, so what's the point of a brain?
The principal reason that animals have a brain and plants don't is because animals can move of their own volition and plants can't. Rooted plants aren't going anywhere, so they don't even need to know where they are. What's the point of knowing that other plants have better access to sunlight and water, or that a logger is approaching, if you can't do anything about it?
However, if an organism has legs, wings, or fins, it needs ...