Teach the Way the Brain Learns: Curriculum Themes Build Neuron Networks by Madlon T. LasterTeach the Way the Brain Learns: Curriculum Themes Build Neuron Networks by Madlon T. Laster

Teach the Way the Brain Learns: Curriculum Themes Build Neuron Networks

byMadlon T. Laster

Paperback | July 16, 2009

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Teach the Way the Brain Learns discusses organizing learning experiences under themes. Once the brain has stored basic concepts in the curriculum, the storing-by-association system of the brain attaches new information to those basic concepts, building new ones as students have learning experiences that involve them in integrated subject matter. Thematic teaching has been around for quite a while, stemming from John Dewey and 'learning by doing.' Teachers need to return to it in view of the effects of narrowed curricula resulting from nationwide emphasis on testing and on rating schools based on student achievement. This book provides ways for teachers to link subjects and areas of learning for various teaching situations and takes readers from simple correlation through using published thematic units now available and on to developing their own interdisciplinary themes or in team efforts with other colleagues.
Madlon T. Laster retired from a forty-two-year career as a teacher, mostly middle school grades. She taught overseas in Tehran, Iran and did teacher-raining in Beirut, Lebanon for five of those years.
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Title:Teach the Way the Brain Learns: Curriculum Themes Build Neuron NetworksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.12 × 6.09 × 0.53 inPublished:July 16, 2009Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1607091372

ISBN - 13:9781607091370

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction: The Brain Is Wired to File by AssociationYou Don't Have to Go Whole Hog at the BeginningCoordinate and Correlate: Schedule and ShareIntegrating Interdisciplinary ApproachesSocial Studies Can Rule the Day: Themes to Lesson PlansTheme-based Learning ActivitiesSimulations: Do-It-Yourself and Ready-MadeSome Successful Examples from the PastDeveloping Geography and FriendsEpilogue: Last Thoughts

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The strength of this volume is Laster's breadth of experiences and ideas in constructing, executing, and finessing integrated teaching and how to develop related curriculum. Recommended.