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 7: The Special Needs Brain
The Special Needs Brain
This book sets up what educators call “differences” in kids. There are primarily two different categories, or operating systems, explored in this book: social and academic. The framework for understanding each empowers you as the educator to think about what is different in the brain. This operating system model is less about figuring out what's wrong with a “broken” brain and more about simply understanding a differences model that needs to work well in the context of school. As we delve into these differences, you will see that there is little overlap in the specific subskills of each operating system. But the basic concept is the same—when this system is impaired, the student has problems.