Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement
In this galvanizing follow-up to the best-selling Teaching with Poverty in Mind…
Renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Too many of our most vulnerable students are tuning out and dropping out because of our failure to engage them. It’s time to set the bar higher. Until we make school the best part of every student’s day, we will struggle with attendance, achievement, and graduation rates. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.
Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It
In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students.
Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain’s very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success.
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Revised 2nd Edition
Apply Cutting-Edge Brain Research to Your Teaching
This completely revised and updated ASCD best-seller is loaded with ideas for how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to your teaching. Renowned author and educator Eric Jensen translates the latest scientific findings into effective instructional strategies, including: Why to start every class with opening activities that put students into receptive states. How to tempt students to focus more attention on learning tasks. Why to use compelling questions, personal stories, controversies, and celebrations in your teaching. How seating, room temperature, lighting, and noise affect learning. Why making your classroom a more positive social experience improves achievement.
Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain: Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners
Powerful research-based strategies to turn around struggling adolescent students
The achievement gap is widening and more teens than ever are struggling in school. The latest research shows not only that brains can change, but that teachers and other providers have the power to boost students’ effort, focus, attitude, and even IQs. In this book bestselling author Eric Jensen and co-author Carole Snider offer teacher-friendly strategies to ensure that all students graduate, become lifelong learners, and ultimately be successful in school and life. Drawing on cutting-edge science, this breakthrough book reveals core tools to increase student effort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors.
Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching
Adopt a teaching approach aligned with the brain′s natural way of learning!
An expert in brain research and brain-based teaching strategies, Eric Jensen offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the relationship between learning and the brain. Updated and streamlined, this second edition features in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on student learning and includes:
A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making
Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately
Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators
Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points
Empower students with proven strategies for brain-friendly instruction!
This revised fourth edition offers more than 1,000 brain research–based teaching strategies along with reflections, affirmations, sidebars, bulleted lists, quotable quotes, and a wealth of instructional tools. The author shows how to improve instructional effectiveness, plan standards-based lessons, and optimize student learning with practical techniques such as:
Matching instruction with learners′ developmental stages
Responding to unique learning styles with differentiated techniques
Using assessment as part of instruction
Addressing the learning needs of students in poverty
Managing students′ emotions with music and energizers
Practicing positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student results
Harness the transformative power of brain-based learning!
Thoroughly updated and revised, this best-selling book by brain expert Eric Jensen explores the key features of brain-based teaching and the most recent research on how the brain learns. This easy-to-read book is ideal for educators new to the concepts of brain-compatible learning and is organized into three simple, practical units, covering:
Background information to provide educators with a solid foundation in brain research
Seven principles of teaching based on essential brain concepts
Next steps to put the research and principles into practice