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Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice, 2nd Edition


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Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how the brain learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational decisions.

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The Structure and Function of the Human Brain

Brain Anatomy—A Short Course: Neurons and Subcortical Structures

Brain Anatomy—A Short Course: The Cortex

About the authors

Patricia Wolfe is an independent consultant who speaks to educators and parents in schools across the United States and around the world. Her professional background includes work as a public school teacher at all levels; staff development trainer for the Upland (California) School District; Director of Instruction for the Napa County Office of Education, Napa, California; and lead trainer for the International Principal Training Center in Rome and London. Her staff development experience includes conducting workshops for educators in Madeline Hunter's Elements of Effective Teaching and Clinical Supervision, Anthony Gregorc's Mind Styles, Carolyn Evertson's Classroom Management and Organization, and Peer Coaching. She has been featured in a number of ASCD, National Professional Resources, and National Staff Development Council video productions and satellite broadcasts.

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