The Developing Brain
Birth to Age Eight
Edited by Marilee B. Sprenger
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Developing Brain by Marilee B. Sprenger
Book DescriptionEducator Marilee Sprenger, author of the best-selling Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching, takes us on an informative and enlightening year-by-year tour of children's brain development from birth through age 8. Highlighting the basics of brain structures, vocabulary, and research from the early childhood educator's point of view, the author discusses language/reading development, physical/motor development, and social/emotional development for each age level. The book covers brain-compatible teaching practices that make connections with the way a child's brain learns and that are linked to NAEYC's twelve principles for working with young children. Each chapter features a collection of developmentally appropriate activities ready for use in classroom or child care settings, as well as a child development checklist. This resource is ideal for preservice and inservice teachers and school staff working in early childhood settings.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412955355
(280mm x 216mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marilee B. Sprenger
Developing Brain, Paperback (October 2013)
Offers brain-compatible teaching practices for parents and teachers that are linked to principles for working with young children from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This title covers the basic structure, vocabulary, and research on the brain from an early childhood educator's point of view.
Wiring the Brain for Reading, Paperback (May 2013)
Using the latest neuroscience research to enhance literacy instruction Wiring the Brain for Reading introduces teachers to aspects of the brain's functions that are essential to language and reading development.
Leadership Brain For Dummies, Paperback (January 2010)» View all books by Marilee B. Sprenger
Discover how scientific knowledge of the brain can make you a better leader Based upon the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience and advances in brain-based education, Leadership Brain For Dummies gives you the edge to influence, lead, and transform any team or organization.
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Author Biography - Marilee B. Sprenger
Marilee Sprenger is an adjunct professor at Aurora University, where she teaches graduate courses on brain-based teaching, learning and memory, and differentiation. A creative and compassionate educator, she began her career teaching prekindergarten and kindergarten. She has also taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level. As an independent consultant, her passion is brain-based teaching and best practices using brain research and differentiation. She also consults in the areas of learning styles, using music in the classroom, teaming, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, and memory. As an educational consultant with Two Rivers Professional Development Center, she worked for the Illinois Regional Offices of Education in the area of staff development associated with learning standards and testing. She speaks internationally, and her interactive and engaging style allows participants to make connections with their classrooms and their students. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Neurology and is constantly updated on current research. Sprenger is the author of several books, including Memory 101 for Educators and Becoming a Wiz at Brain-Based Teaching, Second Edition, published by Corwin Press. She has contributed to textbooks, and her articles have appeared in publications such as Educational Leadership and the ASCD Brain-based Education/Learning Styles Networker. Her dedication to education has won her many awards, but she cherishes most the wonderful students and teachers whose lives have touched hers.
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