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Focusing on active ways to help children 5-14 years old improve their thinking and learning skills in science, this resource provides strategies for teaching creative, brain-friendly lessons.

Introduction
Introduction

The idea for this book has developed from working in classrooms with many teachers and learners and through listening to what they say. Teachers worry that learners forget what is taught whilst the learners ask such questions as ‘Shall I underline the title?’, ‘Do you want the long date or short date?’ and ‘Is this right?’ A greater understanding of how learners' brains work should make it easier to promote good learning. Perhaps today too much time is focused on strategies and systems and on the structure of the curriculum, instead of on how quality learning happens.

‘Why is it Important to Understand how the Brain Works?’

One answer could be that it is not important and it is merely enough for teachers to know what ...

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