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 15: Designing Replacement Behaviors
Designing Replacement Behaviors
The human brain rewards consistent action through dopamine. It is this reward that motivates us to do mundane but significant tasks over and [Page 146]over again. Learning to design academic and behavioral interventions in a manner that the brain will reinforce the practice is the key to effective interventions.
Struggling Students Often Suffer from Reward Deficit Syndrome
This book has continually shown readers how to take abstract concepts and translate them into concrete actions. Instruction consists of layering actions designed to improve recall and comprehension of advanced concepts and promote higher-level thinking. Restoring the motivation to learn and the desire to behave requires translating the concept of success into concrete actions. This chapter explains the research that identifies why ...