Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom
Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. The authors offer suggestions on how to establish and manage differentiated classrooms without imposing additional heavy burdens on teachers. Learn how to implement differentiation properly to emphasize shared responsibility between teacher and student, because the brain that does the work is the brain that learns!
This book follows a practical, eight-chapter format with relatable chapter vignettes. It is a unique resource on differentiation because it combines two imperatives:
- Research is revealing so much about how the brain learns that educators can no longer ignore the implications of these discoveries for educational practice.
- Teachers need to find ways to use this brain research to develop strategies that will allow students to succeed in classrooms that contain a diverse mix of abilities, cultures, and languages.
- Discover ways to better meet the needs of increasingly diverse students.
- Learn more about how the brain learns and about approaches to differentiation.
- Understand the science behind teaching the best content in the best possible way.
- Design and implement strategies for effective differentiated teaching.
- Create a positive and productive learning environment.
Authors: David A. Sousa, Carol Ann Tomlinson
Age Suitability: All