Among the most powerful messages translated from brain research to educational practice are that learning occurs best when:
Prior knowledge is activated
Students are actively engaged
Connections are created and reinforced
Opportunities are incorporated for reflection and metacognition
Student-to-student interactive social learning is promoted
This book from an international trainer and consultant goes the next step and uses these findings to inform practical implementation for literacy. The author briefly targets the relevant research and moves quickly to providing tools and strategies for teachers to use for motivation and engagement, and specifically to improve teaching and learning in the literacy domains of vocabulary and comprehension. While additional research rationale is sprinkled throughout the book, the format is 10% research and theory and 90% practical tools and strategies for classrooms. This book is packed with use-today resources for teachers to get all students off the sidelines and fully engagd in literacy learning.