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Brain Science for Principals

Brain Science for Principals Author Linda L. Lyman
ISBN-10 9781475824339
Release 2016-04-28
Pages 184
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Brain Science for Principals: What School Leaders Need to Know features leadership of learning from the perspective of recent findings of educational neuroscience. Each chapter explores a question related to learning and offers practical suggestions for principals. Divided into six sections, each of the 24 short chapters can stand alone or the book can be read cover-to-cover. The opening section explains how understanding brain neuroplasticity changes belief in fixed intelligence. A partial list of subjects explored in the book includes neurogenesis, neurodiversity, memory, brain fitness, the emotional connection, effects of stress, poverty, embodied cognition, movement, mindset, ELL issues, multitasking, the role of the arts, ages and stages of the brain, emotional intelligence, creating resonance, and maintaining mindfulness. The conclusion underscores how neuroscientifically literate principals can enhance learning and advance social justice. Writers of the book anticipate a future when educational neuroscience findings about learning become part of the education of every principal and school leader. Knowing how the brain works is the key to the future of education.



The Leadership Brain

The Leadership Brain Author David A. Sousa
ISBN-10 9781632209276
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 320
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Cognitive neuroscientists are gaining greater insights into how the brain interacts with and learns from the environment. Now David A. Sousa, one of the foremost experts in translating this research into classroom practice, examines the brain-compatible leadership practices that sustain effective teaching and learning. The Leadership Brain provides a new model for a whole-brain approach to educational leadership. Examining what we know about the adult brain, and how to apply these lessons to effective school leadership and team management, this powerful resource provides you with the necessary tools to: Understand the differences in learning and retention, left and right hemispheric preferences, higher-order thinking, and the nature of creativity Initiate and lead productive change within your school Effectively shape and manage school culture Address the call for ethical and spiritual leadership Understand how thinking habits influence our actions, especially with problem solving and conflict resolution Reduce misconceptions about students with disabilities, gifted, and minority students Use information about the influence that modern society has on student learning and their different expectations The Leadership Brain includes valuable self-assessment tools, resources, and practical applications that will help instructional leaders develop a modern, creative, team-centered school where all students and teachers can reach their full potential.



What School Leaders Need to Know about English Learners

What School Leaders Need to Know about English Learners Author Jan Edwards Dormer
ISBN-10 1942799845
Release 2016
Pages 128
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"What School Leaders Need to Know About English Learners offers school leaders the foundation, the ideas, and the strategies to not only improve outcomes for English language learners, but to create rich multicultural and multilingual school environments which benefit all students." --page [4] of cover.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Mind Brain and Education Science A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain Based Teaching

Mind  Brain  and Education Science  A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain Based Teaching Author Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
ISBN-10 9780393706819
Release 2010-12-20
Pages 464
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Establishing the parameters and goals of the new field of mind, brain, and education science. A groundbreaking work, Mind, Brain, and Education Science explains the new transdisciplinary academic field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. The trend in “brain-based teaching” has been growing for the past twenty years and has exploded in the past five to become the most authoritative pedagogy for best learning results. Aimed at teachers, teacher trainers and policy makers, and anyone interested in the future of education in America and beyond, Mind, Brain, and Education Science responds to the clamor for help in identifying what information could and should apply in classrooms with confidence, and what information is simply commercial hype. Combining an exhaustive review of the literature, as well as interviews with over twenty thought leaders in the field from six different countries, this book describes the birth and future of this new and groundbreaking discipline. Mind, Brain, and Education Science looks at the foundations, standards, and history of the field, outlining the ways that new information should be judged. Well-established information is elegantly separated from “neuromyths” to help teachers split the wheat from the chaff in classroom planning, instruction and teaching methodology.



What Principals Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction

What Principals Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction Author Gayle Gregory
ISBN-10 9781935542490
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 232
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Principals are instrumental in the teacher’s understanding of a differentiated classroom. This valuable resource gives administrators the knowledge and skills needed to enable teachers to implement and sustain differentiation. Learn information and strategies to jump-start, guide, and coach teachers as they respond to the needs of diverse students, including students with special needs, students with attention deficit disorder, gifted learners, and English learners.



Brain Rules Updated and Expanded

Brain Rules  Updated and Expanded Author John Medina
ISBN-10 9780996032605
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 304
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Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains? In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You’ll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You’ll peer over a surgeon’s shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You’ll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can’t tie his own shoes. You will discover how: Every brain is wired differently Exercise improves cognition We are designed to never stop learning and exploring Memories are volatile Sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn Vision trumps all of the other senses Stress changes the way we learn In the end, you’ll understand how your brain really works—and how to get the most out of it.



What Principals Need to Know About the Basics of Creating BrainCompatible Classrooms

What Principals Need to Know About the Basics of Creating BrainCompatible Classrooms Author David A. Sousa
ISBN-10 9781935543015
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 160
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Understand the basics for creating brain-compatible classrooms with this brief, accessible guide customized for principals. Explore an overview of educational neuroscience designed to help principals construct meaningful professional development that enhances teachers’ knowledge and skills about brain-compatible learning. The author guides principals from the basics of brain structure through applications of educational neuroscience to build productive and successful brain-compatible classrooms.



Affective Educational Neuroscience

Affective Educational Neuroscience Author Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
ISBN-10 0393709817
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 336
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An orientation to affective neuroscience as it relates to educators.



Building a Culture of Support

Building a Culture of Support Author P J Caposey
ISBN-10 9781317922049
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 144
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Written in a down-to-earth and people-first style, this book is for principals and aspiring school leaders. Caposey shares insightful advice and meaningful examples for building a healthy school culture. Learn the essential strategies that will help you transform and improve your school by embodying a service mindset and focusing on supporting the mission and vision, the professionals in the building, the students, and the community as a whole. This is also an ideal guide for students in a principal preparation course—demonstrating how a culture of support is at the heart of all successful school improvement efforts.



Leading a Learning Organization

Leading a Learning Organization Author Casey Reason
ISBN-10 9781935543930
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 240
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Improve the quality of organizational learning in your school and address how current demands for rapid change and accountability contribute to levels of fear and stress. The author draws on educational, psychological, and neuroscientific research to show how leaders can change the prevailing emotional climate or tone of a school to promote deeper learning at all levels.



The Brain compatible Classroom

The Brain compatible Classroom Author Laura Erlauer
ISBN-10 9780871207487
Release 2003
Pages 167
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Did you know that the best time to learn something new is during the first two hours after you wake up and the last two hours before you go to sleep? Did you know that stressing key points in color can boost memory retention by 25 percent? Author Laura Erlauer has studied brain research and applied it to classroom teaching in a way that is both intuitive and scientific. Synthesizing recent research exploring how the brain works, she explains how students' emotions and stress affect their ability to learn, how the physical classroom environment influences learning, and what forms of assessment work best. Drawing on her experience as a teacher and principal, Erlauer summarizes current brain research and shows how teachers can use this knowledge in the classroom every day. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including * The most effective use of collaborative learning; * Simple ways to keep the attention of your students for the whole class period; * Keys to involving students in decision making to increase their engagement and achievement; * Ways to make lesson content relevant to motivate students; and * Things every teacher can to do limit stress in the classroom and school environment. Each chapter provides examples from real classrooms, showing how the research can be used to improve student learning. The ideas and strategies presented are from a variety of grade levels and subject areas and can be used immediately to create a classroom where students can reach their full potential.



What Principals Need to Know about Teaching and Learning Mathematics

What Principals Need to Know about Teaching and Learning Mathematics Author Timothy D. Kanold
ISBN-10 1935543555
Release 2011-10
Pages 125
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Mathematics teaching and learning is an important component of your responsibilities as a principal, assistant principal, or school-based instructional leader, and it is also one of the most difficult challenges you'll face. As you think about your school or district mathematics needs, What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics helps you frame the mathematics needs and challenges faced at the school and district level around content, learning, and instructional expectations. This book will provide you with suggestions that reflect such resources as Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards. The first four chapters each focus on one aspect of a high-quality mathematics program: content, instruction, assessment, and response to intervention. Each of these chapters includes a section on the resources informing that topic. The last four chapters look more closely at the overarching concepts of evaluation, professional development, family engagement, and taking action. All chapters include a section on priorities related to that topic.



Fearless Conversations School Leaders Have to Have

Fearless Conversations School Leaders Have to Have Author Irving C. Jones Sr.
ISBN-10 9781506367521
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 216
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Step out of Your Comfort Zone and Really Help Kids To meet the needs of today’s learners, fearless leadership is required to support and empower the adults who work with these learners. Written to help leaders build a culture of learning and improve academic achievement for all students, this guide to recognizing and using strategies will encourage staff to work at their full potential, build trust, and strengthen collegiality. Readers will find • interviews and case studies to illustrate effective practice • strategies to help them move from traditional methodologies toward stronger transformational leadership • examples to ignite additional thinking to facilitate achievement for all students



Collaborative School Leadership

Collaborative School Leadership Author Ron Nash
ISBN-10 9781475800586
Release 2012
Pages 149
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In Collaborative School Leadership, Nash and Hwang provide administrators with clear and focused ideas on making the most of collaborative leadership while on the path to continuous improvement. Recognizing that classroom instruction is at the core of any plan of improvement, this book looks at the role and nature of powerful building-level professional development. Nash and Hwang provide answers to critical questions: As part of a school s improvement efforts, what is non-negotiable? What are some barriers to progress, and how can they be overcome or removed? How can building administrators help teachers improve instruction? An extensive appendix provides principals and teacher leaders with ten lessons and an entire chapter is devoted to the kind of formative support that building administrators can provide in the pursuit of student progress. Finally, Nash and Hwang elaborate on the whole decision-making process, and differentiate between the kind of independent and interdependent reflection that is part of the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement at the building level."



Rare Leadership

Rare Leadership Author Marcus Warner
ISBN-10 9780802494436
Release 2016-03-18
Pages 240
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Revive your leadership. Grow healthy teams. See great results. Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity—the quality the greatest leaders possess. Combining solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counseling and consulting experience, Rare Leadership shows you how to take your leadership and team to the next level. It will equip you to: Cultivate emotional maturity in yourself and others Develop the four habits of R.A.R.E. leaders Promote a strong group identity Keep relationships bigger than problems Increase productivity through trust, joy, and engagement Whether you are burnt out or just looking to improve, when you prioritize people and lead from a secure identity, you’ll be amazed at the freedom you feel and the results you see. You can lead from a healthy place, respond rather than react, and build the team of your dreams. If you want to take your organization to the next level, it starts with you. Read Rare Leadership and be equipped to lead joy-filled, emotionally mature, relationally connected teams.



The Mindful School Leader

The Mindful School Leader Author Valerie Brown
ISBN-10 9781483303093
Release 2014-12-11
Pages 256
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Big results come from small steps. Written with school leaders in mind, this inspirational yet practical handbook teaches you how to add mindfulness into your day, bit by bit, whether you are sitting in your office or walking down the hall. With mindfulness, you will get better at managing meetings, responding creatively to complex situations, and achieving resilience—you will become a more effective leader and a more positive force for your staff and students. Features include: Real-life profiles of mindful school leaders Practice exercises to try right away Guidance so you know if you are “doing it right” Hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps