Publisher’s description: In this first book ever written by an author who is both a neurologist and a classroom teacher, Judy Willis combs through brain research and pulls out the information that is most valid and relevant to classroom teaching. Find out how to enhance your students' memory and test-taking abilities.
This book reviews recent work in psychology which sheds new light on important areas of concern to primary school teachers, providing clear guidelines for good practice. The Psychology of Teaching and Learning in the Primary School details the current controversies regarding the effective teaching of reading and numeracy, how to deal with emotional and behavioural difficulties, the best methods of assessing learning, as well as teaching children to think and develop their creativity. It is a useful text for tutors and students on initial teacher training courses, and to teachers involved in professional development. Each chapter contains an editor's summary, a list of further reading, a full list of references and activities to develop and deepen the readers' understanding in each area. At the same time, the book is written in an accessible style ideal for the non-psychologist and is well illustrated with practical classroom examples.
As the standard professional resource in the field, ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 11th Edition, offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference of actual reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Completely up to date, the Eleventh Edition takes a new "dual approach"--teaching readers how to do assessments correctly as well as how to use assessment information to enhance student competence. It educates those who assess students to broaden their labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts designed to make a difference in the lives of the students they serve.
Publisher’s description: This best-selling text helps teachers plan, implement and develop the most basic classroom management tasks to develop a smoothly running classroom that encourages learning. Written for the prospective or new middle and high school-level teacher, the text's content is ready to be applied in a classroom setting.
Publisher’s description: David A Sousa's practical and powerful bestseller on brain research and education enters the 21st century with a valuable new edition, incorporating the previously published main text, the companion learning manual, and the latest discoveries in neuroscience and learning.
Publisher’s description: How do people learn? How can instruction promote learning? Learning and Instruction, second edition, thoroughly and succinctly answers these two fundamental educational psychology questions.
Publisher’s description: 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.