"Scaddan has collected many positive, easy-to-read ideas that will be helpful for educators."
—Eric Jensen, Educational Consultant
"This book honors the art and science of teaching and learning. Read it, use it, and carry it from school to school, classroom to classroom for decades. This book is a backpack full of ideas, strategies, and activities to enhance brains and enrich hearts."
—Glenn Capelli, Churchill Fellow
True Learning Centre, Australia
"This is the missing link in so many of our schools' curriculum. Scaddan sparks the joy of learning in children and builds relationships between teachers and learners. A must-have for administrators, teachers, counselors, and anyone interested in understanding what it takes to make a difference."
—Nancy G . Peterson, Educational Consultant
Use these practical, brain-friendly tools to engage learners and impact student achievement!
Educators looking for proven methods to introduce brain-compatible instruction into K–12 classrooms will find invaluable assistance in this easy-to-read, engaging resource. The author helps teachers understand how the brain, mind, and body function in the learning process, demonstrates methods to reinforce students' memory and concentration, and illustrates ways to enhance learners' outcomes across a broad range of skills.
This flexible guide converts the latest findings on brain research into fun and effective techniques for reducing behavioral distractions in class, improving academic performance, and strengthening teachers' instructional skills. Within a holistic brain-based teaching model, this practical book offers:
- 40 brain-friendly tools for improving learning and test results
- A brain-based review feature that helps readers evaluate and modify the tools to meet students' needs
- Stimulating quotes and motivational proverbs for inspiration
- Stories, songs, poems, and anecdotes woven throughout the text
This guide is ideal for empowering students and helping them take ownership of their learning.