Table of contents for Teaching with the brain in mind / Eric Jensen.

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Preface
Introduction
1	Meet Your Amazing Brain
Basic brain anatomy. How the brain changes over time. Cooperation and competition in the brain. How the brain learns.
2	Preparing the Brain for School
What to do to get a child's brain ready for school. Sensitive periods in brain development. Developing social and emotional skills. The importance of nutrition. The dynamic teenage brain.
3	Rules We Learn By
Increasing student engagement. Variations on repetition. The importance of prior knowledge and mental models. Taking advantage of the body's natural rhythms. The role of hormones. Trial-and-error learning. How positive and negative emotions affect the brain.
4	Movement and Learning
The mind-body link. How exercise affects cognition. The importance of play, recess, and physical education.
5	Emotional States
Why emotions are now "mainstream." How emotions are processed in the brain. The power of emotional states. How to influence emotional states.
6	Physical Environments for Learning
Why research on the physical environment has spawned new interest among neuroscientists. How seating, temperature, lighting, noise, and overall building design affect learning. Factors to consider for designing smarter schools.
7	Managing the Social Brain
How social interaction affects the brain and cognition. The impact of stress, bonding, bias, and peer pressure. How to make school a more positive social experience.
8	Motivation and Engagement
Common causes of demotivation. The brain's reaction to rewards. The nature of intrinsic motivation. Tools for motivation. The SuperCamp model.
9	Critical Thinking Skills
How gender, culture, disorders, and life experience shape a unique brain. How the brain tackles problem solving. How the brain's maturation process affects learning. How the brain adapts to changing circumstances.
10	Memory and Recall
Links between memory and survival. How the brain encodes and maintains memory. The different kinds of memory. Ways to enhance memory retrieval.
11	Brain-Based Teaching
What to do before, during, and after teaching to take full advantage of what we know about the brain and learning.
12	Schools with the Brain in Mind
	Connecting brain research to curriculum, assessment, and staff development.
Supporting good instruction and good instructors. Change with the brain in mind.
Glossary of Brain Terms
References
Follow-Up Resources
Index
About the Author

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Learning, Psychology of.
Teaching -- Psychological aspects.
Brain.