Brain-Based Strategies to Reach Every Learner


Author: J. Diane Connell, Ed.D

Paperback: 160 pages

ISBN: 978-1-58390-205-9  

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About the Book

In this unique resource, Diane Connell applies insights from brain-based research to the classroom. Working from the premise that teachers tend to teach in much the same way that they learn, Connell provides questionnaires that instructors identify their learning preferences, including:

• left-brain/right-brain preference
• multiple intelligence profile
• information-processing preferences
• learning style
• emotional intelligence

She then helps instructors expand their teaching repertoire by providing classroom-tested strategies that engage all kinds of learners. In addition, Connell provides surveys and checklists so students can discover their learning preferences. She also offers strategies that help students work with their strengths and improve the areas they are weak in. Complete with research-based suggestions for organizing and managing classrooms so all students can learn and thrive.


About the Author

J. Diane Connell, Ed.D., is a tenured professor of education at Rivier College in Nashua, NH, where she is the director of Graduate Programs in Learning Disabilities. She presents widely on brain-based learning topics and has published articles for Classroom Leadership and Instructor.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Teacher as Learner—How We Learn Affects How We Teach
Chapter 2: What Exactly Is Brain-Based Learning?
Chapter 3: Our Brain and Our Environment
Chapter 4: Are You Left-, Right-, or Middle-Brained?
Chapter 5: What Are Multiple Intelligences?
Chapter 6: Information Processing Theory
Chapter 7: Learning Styles
Chapter 8: Our Emotional Brain