Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

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Many teachers in regular classrooms feel unprepared to teach students with learning disabilities. Fortunately, brain research has confirmed that strategies benefiting learners with special challenges are suited for engaging and stimulating all learners. In this book, neurologist and classroom teacher Judy Willis explains that we can best help students by putting in place strategies, accommodations, and interventions that provide developmentally and academically appropriate challenges to suit the needs, gifts, and goals of each student. Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom will help teachers


* Understand how the brain learns and the technologies that reveal this process.
* Implement strategies that are compatible with students' individual learning styles and honor their multiple intelligences.
* Improve the focus of students with attention disorders and help them gain the confidence and skills they need to develop goal-oriented behaviors.
* Create an enriching learning environment by incorporating student-centered activities, discovery and hands-on learning experiences, cross-curricular learning, and multisensory lessons.
* Implement strategic review, study, and test preparation strategies that will allow students to retain information and connect it with future learning.
* Build safe, supportive classroom communities and raise class awareness and empathy for students with learning disabilities.

It's time for teachers to lower the barriers, not the bar. Using strategies that align with research on how people's brains function, teachers can engage all students as individuals and help them reach their maximum potential with joy and confidence.

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About the author

Judy Willis, MD, M. Ed (Santa Barbara) a board certified neurologist and middle school teacher, has combined her training in neuroscience and neuroimaging with her teaching education and years of classroom experience. She is an authority in the field of learning-centered brain research and strategies derived from this research for use by parents and educators. Her articles connecting neurology and education have been published in numerous education journals.

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Publisher
ASCD
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Published on
May 15, 2007
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Pages
227
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ISBN
9781416617433
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
Education / Professional Development
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / General
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By using everyday household items and enjoyable activities, parents of children ages three to twelve can apply targeted strategies (based on age and learning strength) in key academic areas, including:

Reading comprehension Math word problems Test preparation Fractions and decimals Oral reading Reports and projects Science and history Reading motivation Vocabulary

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* Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math.
* Plan lessons with the goal of "achievable challenge" in mind.
* Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation.
* Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels.
* Spark motivation.
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* Convince students that they can change their intelligence.

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 اعتمادًا على خبرتها في علم الأعصاب وتجربتها بصفتها معلمة، قضت الكاتبة جودي ويليس عقودًا من البحث في بحوث الدّماغ المتمركزة في التعلم؛ من أجل أن تحدد أكثر المعلومات صحة وأهمية بالنسبة إلى التربويين. وكانت النتيجة دليلًا شاملًا وسهل المنال، قائمًا على أفضل البحوث التي يمكن أن يقدمها العالم من أجل تحسين تعلم الطالب.

تأخذ ويليس بيد القارئ بلطف إلى علم الأعصاب، فتصف الكيفية التي يعالج فيها الدّماغ المادّة التّعليمية، ويخزّنها ويسترجعها، وكذلك تعرّف الإستراتيجيّات التّعليمية التي تساعد الطلاب على التعلم بمتعة وفاعلية. ستكتشف الطريقة التي تستطيع عن طريقها جذب انتباه طلابك، وكيفية تعزيز ذاكرتهم، ومن ثمّ نجاحهم في اجتياز الامتحانات. وستتعلم كيف تعرف متى يكون طلابك مستعدين للتعلم، ومتى تحتاج أدمغتهم إلى الراحة، وستعرف أيضًا، كيف يؤثر التوتر والمشاعر في التعلم، وكيف تصبح مشاركة الطلاب أفضل، وستجد أيضًا تقنيات مبتكرة لوضع التقويمات، وتعديل الممارسات التّعليمية لضمان نجاح جميع الطلاب.

أيًّا كانت المرحلة العمرية، أو المادّة التي تدرسها، فإن إستراتيجيات قائمة على البحوث من أجل إذكاء تعلم الطلاب ستثري ذخيرتك بإستراتيجيات للتدريس تساعد من خلالها الطلاب على استثمار قدرتهم الأكاديمية الكاملة. 

 

 

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Written by Judy Willis, MD, MEd, a board-certified neurologist who is also a full-time classroom teacher, How Your Child Learns Best shows you not only how to help your child learn schoolwork, but also how to capitalize on the way your child's brain learns best in order to enrich education wherever you are, from the grocery store to the car - a necessity in today's "teach to the test" world.

By using everyday household items and enjoyable activities, parents of children ages three to twelve can apply targeted strategies (based on age and learning strength) in key academic areas, including:

Reading comprehension Math word problems Test preparation Fractions and decimals Oral reading Reports and projects Science and history Reading motivation Vocabulary

Discover how to help your child increase academic focus and success, lower test stress while increasing test scores, increase class participation, foster creativity, and improve attention span, memory, and higher-level thinking.

How Your Child Learns Best shows how to maximize your child's brain potential and offers something for every parent who wants the best for his or her child.

"At last we parents now have a reference that will help guide us in assisting our children's growth and flowering. This book is what parents have been searching for and need now more than ever." - from the foreword by Goldie Hawn

Is there a way to get students to love math? Dr. Judy Willis responds with an emphatic yes in this informative guide to getting better results in math class. Tapping into abundant research on how the brain works, Willis presents a practical approach for how we can improve academic results by demonstrating certain behaviors and teaching students in a way that minimizes negativity.

With a straightforward and accessible style, Willis shares the knowledge and experience she has gained through her dual careers as a math teacher and a neurologist. In addition to learning basic brain anatomy and function, readers will learn how to


* Improve deep-seated negative attitudes toward math.
* Plan lessons with the goal of "achievable challenge" in mind.
* Reduce mistake anxiety with techniques such as errorless math and estimation.
* Teach to different individual learning strengths and skill levels.
* Spark motivation.
* Relate math to students' personal interests and goals.
* Support students in setting short-term and long-term goals.
* Convince students that they can change their intelligence.

With dozens of strategies teachers can use right now, Learning to Love Math puts the power of research directly into the hands of educators. A Brain Owner's Manual, which dives deeper into the structure and function of the brain, is also included--providing a clear explanation of how memories are formed and how skills are learned. With informed teachers guiding them, students will discover that they can build a better brain . . . and learn to love math!

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