Transforming Your Teaching

Practical Classroom Strategies Informed by Cognitive Neuroscience

Kimberly Carraway (Author)

Overview | Contents
 

Successful teaching techniques informed by the latest research about how kids’ brains work.

Teachers are forever searching for ways to help students raise test scores or improve memory and organizational skills. Brain research is finally beginning to show them how they can shape their daily teaching practices to best meet these kinds of needs, and more, in their students. But how is a teacher to make sense of all the studies, research reports, and papers? How can you know what will actually work in the classroom?

In this book, Kimberly Carraway, a leading educator and “teacher of teachers,” not only summarizes the most essential principles of how the brain learns, but also unpacks hundreds of ready-to-use applications of research in the classroom, translating the science into teaching strategies and learning activities that optimize student outcomes.

Transforming Your Teaching is not about doing more. It’s about doing things more effectively. With brain-based tips for instructional design, knowledge assessment, and the enhancement of learning skills like time management, note-taking, attention, reading comprehension, organization, and memory, this user-friendly book will empower teachers, administrators, and parents to maximize retention and classroom success for their K-12 students.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-70631-4
  • 8 × 10 in / 464 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Kimberly Carraway, a master educator in her own right, has written a superbly crafted book on neuroeducation strategies for classroom teachers and administrative leaders. This is an essential addition to the neuroeducation toolbox for educators everywhere. Carraway presents an abundance of readily accessible techniques and genuinely usable strategies, which she has utilized for some time with great success. The book is comprehensive in scope, with each topic thoroughly tested in the classroom and solidly based in neuroeducation research.” — Jeb Schenck, PhD, Adjunct Professor, University of Wyoming, author of Teaching and the Adolescent Brain

“Finally a user-friendly book to help teachers of all grades! Kimberly Carraway clearly and concisely distills sound strategies and techniques grounded in the most current neuroscience research coming out of top universities and colleges. Carraway’s approach in the book is reflective of the research that she illustrates. The book simplifies the complexities of the brain, enabling educators to teach effectively in the 21st century classroom. Carraway provides the necessary blueprint for teachers to develop their skills for working with a range of learners. I highly recommend that faculty read this book and invite Kimberly to visit their school; it will be one of the most meaningful and productive professional development opportunities a school can provide to their faculty.” — Matthew Treat, Director of the Academic Support Program, Hopkins School

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