Brain Compatible Learning

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT BRAIN BASED LEARNING

Brain.org - Classroom application of brain researchhttp://www.brains.org/
Brain Waves Center - http://www.mentalmuscles.com/ The Brainwaves Center provides practical applications of current research in the neurosciences to improve and maintain mental skills.Emtech's Resources on Brain Based Learning - http://www.emtech.net/brain_based_learning.html
A comprehensive set of resources on brain based learning.How can research on the brain inform educators?http://www.sedl.org/scimath/compass/v03n02/brain.htmlOverview of Brain Based Learning- http://www.uwsp.edu/Education/lwilson/brain/bboverview.htmTeachley's Amazing Talking Brain - This interactive page gives an overview of the main ways that particular strategies can impact the brain and learning.  http://www.ncwiseowl.org/kscope/TeacherHut/Teachley/index.html

MNEMONIC STRATEGIES

EU Design Mnemonics Page
http://www.eudesign.com/mnems/_mnframe.htmMind Tools:  Memory Techniques and Mnemonics
http://www.psychwww.com/mtsite/memory.htmlMemory Techniques and Mnemonics
http://www.voicenation.com/resources/general-resources/article-library/memory-techniques-and-mnemonics.shtmlMnemonics a Guide
http://eudesign.com/mnems/Project Happy Child Mnemonics
http://www.happychild.org.uk/acc/tpr/mne/

TEACHING THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN

Inside the Teenage Brain by PBS - EXCELLENT resource!
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/

Research Brief on Adolescent Brain by Principal's Partnership
http://principalspartnership.com/adolescentbrain.pdf

References

Crawford, G. B. (2007). Brain-based teaching with adolescent learning in mind. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.Evanski, J. (2004). Classroom activators: 64 novel ways to energize learners. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.
Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the brain in mind (2nd ed.). Alexandria,VA:  ASCD.
Jensen, E. (2006). Enriching the brain. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Kagan, S. (1994). Cooperative learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan. [www.kaganonline.com]
King, K. & Gurian, M. (September, 2006). Teaching to the minds of boys: The brain - his and hers.  Educational Leadership, 64(1), 56-61.
Lorain, P. (2002). Brain development in young adolescents. Retrieved January 15, 2007 from http://www.nea.org/teachexperience/msk030110.html
Lorayne, H. (1990). Super memory - super student. Lebanon, IN: Little & Brown.
Madigan, J. B. (2002). Teaching the teen brain. [DVD]. Richardson, TX:  Action Based Learning. 
Philp, R.T. (2007). Engaging tweens and teens:  A brain compatible approach to reaching middle and high school students. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press. 
Public Broadcasting System. (2002). Inside the teenage brain. Retrieved January 14, 2007 from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/teenbrain/
Sprenger, M. (2005). How to teach so students remember. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.Sullo, B. (2007). Activating the desire to learn. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Sylwester, R. (2007). Adolescent brain: Reaching for autonomy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
Time Magazine. (May 10, 2004). Secrets of the teen brain. Archived issue available at http://www.time.com
Walker, K. (2005). Research brief:  Brain based learning. The Principal’s Partnership. Retrieved January 13, 2007 from http://www.principalspartnership.com
Walker-Tileston, D. (2003). Hot topic: Super terrific brain-compatible strategies for the secondary classroom [Audio CD]. San Diego, CA:  The Brain Store.
Wilson, L. M. & Horch, H.W. (September, 2002). What research says:  Implications of brain research for teaching young adolescents.  Middle School Journal, 34, 57-61.  
Willis, J. (2006). Research-based strategies to ignite student learning: Insights from a neurologist and classroom teacher.  Alexandria, VA:  ASCD.
Wolfe, P. (2001). Brain matters: Translating research into classroom practice.  Alexandria, VA:  ASCD.