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By Michael A. Scaddan

Educators trying to find confirmed how to introduce brain-compatible guide into K–12 study rooms will locate useful information during this easy-to-read, attractive source. the writer is helping lecturers know the way the mind, brain, and physique functionality within the studying approach, demonstrates ways to toughen students' reminiscence and focus, and illustrates how one can improve learners' results throughout a large diversity of skills.
This versatile advisor converts the most recent findings on mind study into enjoyable and potent concepts for decreasing behavioral distractions at school, enhancing educational functionality, and strengthening teachers' educational talents. inside of a holistic brain-based instructing version, this useful e-book offers:

40 brain-friendly instruments for bettering studying and try results

A brain-based assessment function that is helping readers assessment and adjust the instruments to fulfill students' needs

Stimulating rates and motivational proverbs for inspiration

Stories, songs, poems, and anecdotes woven in the course of the text
This consultant is perfect for empowering scholars and supporting them take possession in their studying.

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No one said it was easy, just that it is necessary. Bottom Line • What we’re doing is not sufficient. ) • A different focus is needed now. • The elements are known. • There are paths forward. Yes, you do have to change. But you can, and when you do, the benefits will be manifest. So let’s get started. indd 8 3/22/2014 1:13:47 PM Section 1 Status Quo T o have a foundation for moving forward, we need a shared vision of where we stand. We need to characterize how the world is changing, what the current state of the industry is, and the mismatch.

When discussing learning styles, the prevalent belief is that we should adapt to learners. The premise is appealing, since it’s patently obvious that learners are different from one another. Yet, the research says otherwise: a commissioned meta-analysis for the American Psychological Science Society revealed that there was no evidence that adapting to the learner’s style was of any use (Pashler, McDaniel, Rohrer, & Bjork, 2008). Their advice is to use the best learning design, period. Well, certainly we might still want to characterize learners for their own benefit.

Which also implies, very clearly, the need to be very explicit about what performance is needed and what is currently being observed. In addition, we need to look at the barriers to the behavior we want. We need to have very clear definitions of what needs to be done, tied to what the organization is trying to achieve. We should be measuring our ability to impact organizational performance. Our metrics should be key goals of business units, whether it’s higher customer satisfaction, increased sales, decreased errors, or faster problem solving.

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