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'Overall this text is a very interesting read with significant applicability to both advisors and faculty. The creative advisor will have no problem synthesizing Materna's ideas and theories of brain-compatible learning strategies into daily interactions with students and faculty.' uJennifer Varney, Hesser College'This outstanding book combines neuroscience and education to create an energetic and practical guide to the adult brain. You'll finish it feeling as if you've just been entertained and enlightened.'uSheryl Feinstein, Augustana CollegeUse brain-based learning techniques for powerful staff development!Brain-compatible learning promotes the brain's natural capacity to learn, and more and more educators have been using this technique to help young students become successful learners. By combining adult education theory with brain-compatible learning, noted educator Laurie Materna offers practical, brain-friendly instructional approaches for working with adults in both informal and formal environments.This user-friendly guide provides valuable background information about adult learning styles, memory, and how the brain learns. Engaging, interactive strategies for classrooms or workshops include graphic organizers, music energizers, exercise activities, and self-assessments, and each strategy is accompanied by a wide range of real-life examples. Educators will be able to motivate adult learners toBecome more self-directed in their own learningImprove their ability to recall, comprehend, and apply complex informationUnleash their creative potential as they explore a variety of learning modalitiesTurn their education into a meaningful and rewarding experienceIdeal for staff developers, trainers, principals, teacher leaders, coaches, mentors, adult education instructors, adult learners, andaconsultants, Jump Start the Adult Learner provides everything staff developers need to successfully implement this dynamic and learner-centered approach in any adult learning environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412952941
ISBN-10: 1412952948
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x 14mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laurie E. Materna

Laurie Materna is a professor of nursing at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Materna's interest in brain research includes the relationship between nutrition and learning, the use of graphic organizers to promote learning, and the development of learning styles and multiple intelligences in adult learners. She has integrated brain-compatible learning methodologies into nursing theory and clinical courses, and has coached many educators individually and through group inservices on developing brain-compatible strategies for specific classes. Materna has appeared before college and professional groups throughout the United States, and presented at the Brain Expo in San Diego in 2005. She earned a doctoral degree in education through Capella University.