Maximizing student capacity and restoring motivation—the key to school success Brain research has the power to revolutionize education, but it can be difficult for educators to implement innovative strategies without the proper knowledge or resources. The Education Revolution bridges the gap between neuroscience, psychology, and educational practice. It delivers what educators need: concrete applications of the most current and relevant research that they can use in their classrooms and schools. Readers will find • Teaching strategies based on the latest brain research, designed to advance academic performance • Scientifically sound, solution-focused practices to address the root of negative behaviors • Approaches to counteract the negative impact of technology on the brain • Concrete methods to improve school climate • Model lessons for teachers that demonstrate how to implement the given strategies Written by Horacio Sanchez, a leading authority on child and adolescent behavior and resiliency, this book shows educators how they can use our growing understanding of brain science to restore students’ desire to learn; improve achievement, behavior and school climate; and revolutionize education. “Sanchez combines expertise in education, psychology, and neuroscience with extensive teaching experience and extraordinary insight into what makes us all behave the way we do.” Dr. David L. Katz, President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center “The Education Revolution focuses on the whole child through both academic and social aspects of learning. I feel confident that I can trust this research and use these ideas in my teaching.” Kendra Hanzlik, Instructional Coach Prairie Hill Elementary School, College Community School District
Chapter 2: Advanced Thinking Made Easy
Advanced Thinking Made Easy
This chapter explains the fundamental progression of learning. Essential information, referred to as core information, must achieve a level of automated [Page 22]recall for more advanced applications to be attained. This means repetition is essential at all levels of learning.
What Language Acquisition Tells Us About Learning
The way people learn to talk remains the same no matter what age they are or when they begin to learn a language. This was the revolutionary finding of Harvard neuroscientists Jesse Snedeker, Joy Geren, and Carissa L. Shafto (2007).
The common belief in the 20th century was that children learn to talk by copying what they hear. The copycat theory cannot explain why toddlers are not partially fluent. If you listen ...