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 4: Working Toward Automation—Core Information
Working Toward Automation—Core Information
This chapter explains why the automation of core information is decreasing among students and the negative impact it is having on education. Recommendations for developing an efficient review process [Page 35]are provided as well as strategies to help students attain automation in a shorter amount of time.
The Drop in Automation
The desire for all students to engage in the most advanced academic thinking at each grade level is a noble one. If you ask any parent, Would you rather your child have an elementary understanding of the classics or a profound comprehension of the role that literature plays in cultivating thinking? almost every parent would pick higher-level thinking. It was this same sales pitch that transformed terms ...