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Paperback How the Brain Learns Book

ISBN: 0761977651

ISBN13: 9780761977650

How the Brain Learns

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'Although aimed primarily at the American market, this books focus on improving teaching and learning means that it has much to offer UK education practitioners - Alite David A Sousas practical and powerful bestseller on brain research and education enters the 21st century with a valuable new edition, incorporating the previously published main text, the companion learning manual, and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and learning. How the Brain...

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The Best Brain Book Out There!

Dr. Sousa has an unbelievable way in teaching us about the brain ;the learning brain! His book is very user friendly with instant applications available after each chapter. This is his 3rd Ed. so you know he keeps on top of the everchanging findings in brain research and learning. I highly recommend that this book be in every house. Don't wait for teachers and college professors to introduce the way your brain learns...get going yourself! Teach others how the brain learns best! Barbara McKenna, MEd. Private Educational Consultant, VA

Practical & Informative

The title of this book pretty much spells it out: Dr. Sousa explains how brains learn. Considering the subject, the text is very readable--enough to recommend this book to anyone who wants an understanding of how we are able to retain information. It covers the entire gamut, from the basics of biology to the subtler aspects of the active mind. Still, this is really a book for educators. At the end of each chapter are a number of "Practitioner's Corners" where Dr. Sousa describes methods of applying this information in the classroom. Most of these are quite clever and very practical. This book should be on the reading list of all teachers, would-be teachers, and parents.

Educator-friendly

This book is an excellent resource for educators. It is easily adapted to classroom use no matter what level is being taught. Great insights to hemisphere preference, transfer, critical thinking, teaching strategies. Even the biology and physiology is palatable. This book would lend itself well as a resource for inservicing teachers with its many practioner's corner activities. I recently read Jensen's Teaching With the Brain in Mind and, while I found that book to be a good one, this book if FAR more useful. Every teacher will find easily adapted activities to put to immediate use. Highly recommended.

A Classic!

A book designed to be used. It offers both theory and practice. There are fifty plus pages of practical suggestions: including "Testing Whether Information Is in Long-Term Storage," and "Using the Primacy-Regency Effect in the Classroom." It also contains a glossary, an eleven page bibliography (with five internet site references), and a three page index. A well balanced 305 page classic.

Practical and Uncomplicated

I am director of secondary school student teachers at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. I have found this book to be practical and uncomplicated. I have used it in Educational Psychology classes and Classroom Teaching classes.
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