An indispensable guide to brain-based learning. Diane Connell summarizes current brain research and discusses the implications for the classroom. She offers tools to identify learning styles and ideas for differentiating lessons and activities to engage all students. Covers brain development, multiple intelligences, information processing, emotional intelligence, and much more.
Considering Emotions in Critical English Language Teaching: Theories and Praxis
Groundbreaking in the ways it makes new connections among emotion, critical theory, and pedagogy, this book explores the role of students’ and teachers’ emotions in college instruction, illuminating key literacy and identity issues faced by immigrant students learning English in postsecondary institutions.
Teaching and Learning: A Model for Academic and Social Cognition
Learners are multi-faceted, unique people. Discovering the whole individual is incumbent upon realizing the teaching/learning environments, common social and societal realities, and belief and value systems respective of academic and socio-societal factors that establish who one is as a learner and teacher. In Learning and Teaching, the authors offer practical strategies for interactive instruction to facilitate optimum learning. This book addresses theoretical framework that includes the relationship between thoughts and feelings, the effect of past esperiences on present and future behaviors, universal connectivity, and a strong understanding of who one is as a teacher and learner.
Based on the teachings of Kenneth Little Hawk, the renowned Mi’Kmaw First Nation storyteller, this book uses stories to explain how to tell stories. Each of the practical skills needed for storytelling is clearly illustrated through relevant stories from native tribes—“What the Fire Taught Us” teaches special effects, “Our Many Children” shows voice modulation, and “Little Thunder’s Wedding” offers techniques for formal stories.
Learn the science of collecting information to make effective decisionsEveryday decisions are made without the benefit of accurate information. Optimal Learning develops the needed principles for gathering information to make decisions, especially when collecting information is time-consuming and expensive. Designed for readers with an elementary background in probability and statistics, the book presents effective and practical policies illustrated in a wide range of applications, from energy, homeland security, and transportation to engineering, health, and business.