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Memory, Recall, the Brain & Learning:
 Improve Student Learning Outcomes

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Memory, Recall, the Brain & Learning invites all educators to explore ways of incorporating brain-based instruction in the classroom. The power of combining verbal and visual representations into powerful bi-modal memory packets. Over 40 teacher and student generated activities, organizers, templates, and strategies. Improve student performance!


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Creating & Changing Mindsets: Movies of the Mind, Strategies for Long-Term Impact

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If rational behavior was the basis for human interaction and the mysteries of learning and development were well understood ~ this book wouldn’t be needed. Creating & Changing Mindsets offers clear strategies to assist “shifts” in attitude and behavior are included. The question, “will this change last?” plagues us every year. Here’s how to impact changes within a month's time... for long-term, sustained differences!


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Engaging Today's College Students: What All College Instructors Need to Know & Be Able to Do

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In Engaging Today's COLLEGE Students, we have examined the research around the adult student learner, the brain sciences, and effective teaching practices that link to long-term memory and recall. 

The student engagement framework presented in this book combines the essential motivational conditions and the understandings of adult learning into an instructional model for teaching and learning in higher education. Applied learning, student choice, student interaction, and assessment-feedback-evidence of success are illuminated in keeping with the demands of current practice.


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A Mastery Toolkit: Coaching Students to Become “Can Do” Learners, Empowering Learners to Succeed

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Speaking directly to the student, A Mastery Toolkit, explores the foundations of understanding, essential strategies, and learning tools to become motivated, independently engaged in the learning process, responsible for learning, and accountable for making good choices. The goal is to become a "Can Do" Student ~ a student who takes charge of their learning and empowers themselves in ways to be successful.
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Brain Based Teaching:
 Making Connections for Long-Term Memory & Recall

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Brain Based Teaching explores teaching and learning through three overarching instructional lenses: How can I “frame” (design) the learning circumstance or activity to INVITE ALL learners, to participate? How can I design the learning experience to CAUSE learner processing ~ the work required for sustained learning and recall? How do I engineer tasks that create opportunities for multiple PATHWAYS (connections) to be formed for integration, application, & recall?


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Engaging Today’s Students: What All Teachers Need to Know and Be Able to Do

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In the book, Engaging Today's Students, we have examined the research around grades 5-12 learners of today, the brain sciences (with respect to learning), and effective teaching practices that link to long-term memory and recall. We have observed hundreds of classroom lessons and activities, developed by an array of practicing school teachers. A strong indicator for how we organized this book was our deep commitment to learners ~ students as learners AND faculty as learners ~ and how we all can learn in significant ways that are also sustainable. 


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Coaching Reluctant Learners: A Practical Framework for Classroom Success, Engaging the Brain & Heart of Today’s Students

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Coaching Reluctant Learners provides today's middle and high school teachers with the tools they need to ensure classroom success for today's students in a practical framework ~ unit-by-unit, where both teacher and student can feel more successful. Embedded in this book are proven strategies, activities, examples, and a framework for units that will improve student motivation and performance.

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Formative Assessment Micro-Feedback Loops: Using the Student Centered Accountability for Learning Process

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Underlying the Student-Centered Accountability for Learning Process is an instructional approach that links student outcomes with teacher practices. The SCA Process is designed to identify student learning targets and standards, determine related student learning needs, and produce timely, useful, and very specific feedback for educators and students. Given feedback specific to identified criteria, teachers have the opportunity to adjust instruction along the way, rather than after optimal learning moments have passed.

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