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Education for the Human Brain: A Road Map for Natural Learning in Schools is an all inclusive book on understanding and implementing a natural and brain-compatible instructional strategy from early childhood to adult learners. It informs the reader on the science, motivates the reader with the evidence and provides a road map for implementing, making this book unlike any other available. No matter what role you play in education, Education for the Human Brain can help students within your reach learn faster and remember more all while having fun learning the way that is natural!
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Timothy B. Jones is Principal Consultant at the consulting firm bearing his name and former doctoral faculty member in educational law and Policy at Texas A&M University-Commerce and Sam Houston State University. He works with schools all over the United States and Europe in various school improvement initiatives dealing with natural learning and brain compatible and enriched learning. His work has earned numerous awards including Researcher of the Year for the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Distinguished Alumnus for the Clear Creek Independent School District and the Texas House of Representatives flew a Texas flag over the Capital for him "In Recognition of His Dedication and Impact to the Education Community of Texas" on May 29, 2009. He has authored more than 70 publications and made over 140 presentations, keynotes and in-services. Dr. Jones makes his home in Dallas, Texas.
Cognitive psychology and neuroscience have increasingly found more common ground as they identify brain compatible strategies that enrich learning. Education for the Human Brain is a valuable, cutting-edge resource that will enable educators to explore research, implement new strategies, and ultimately, enhance student learning. (Mike Moses, former Commissioner of Education, State of Texas)
Much has been written about brain-based learning recently, but most fall short when looking for a comprehensive treatment of the topic. In Education for the Human Brain: A Roadmap to Natural Learning in Schools, Timothy B. Jones provides a very complete treatment of the subject. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an up-to-date and innovative book on natural and brain-compatible learning. (Fred C. Lunenburg, Ph.D., Jimmy N. Merchant Professor of Education, Sam Houston State University, Texas)
This definitive work about the brain, learning, and education will help school leaders plot a course for their instructional leadership thinking. In doing that, it reveals questions that must be dealt with in making 'ethical decisions'—providing the answers that leaders must evaluate in making instructional choices for making a difference for all students. Too often in the past leaders have been handed prescriptions for educating our young citizens—decisions made by the uninformed and those whose values are all about money, control and expedience. This volume helps one cut through the noise and debris in making meaningful educational and instructional decisions. (James A. Vornberg, Regents Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce)
In Education for the Human Brain, Timothy B. Jones and his colleagues offer insights into a most powerful tool for transforming instruction and learning—the brain. Dr. Jones assembled this group to chronicle their joint experiences in training and modeling practices for school leaders who choose to accept the challenge of changing school operation and leading improved learning for all children. I will use this book in my Instructional Theory class. (George W. Moore, Ph.D., associate professor, Sam Houston State University)
Education for the Human Brain: A Roadmap for Natural Learning in Schools is timely and greatly needed as education continues to be a hot public issue. Dr. Jones and his cadre of industry experts have operationalized the complex task of changing how learning occurs using a process that almost any educational leader can follow. The 'roadmap' facilitates implementation of the latest innovations in instruction by utilizing the professional learning community to make a difference for all learners! Bravo! (Russell W. Marshall, Ed.D., superintendent, Mabank Independent School District)
Knowledge of natural learning is as critical to educational leaders today as understanding the potential impact of computers and technology was to the last generation. Knowing how the brain learns physiologically and using brain-compatible teaching strategies are cutting-edge technology for the 21st century. Education for the Human Brain: A Roadmap for Natural Learning in Schools provides educators an understanding of this technology, quantitative evidence of its success, and a method and means for implementing it in a high-stakes testing environment. It is the pedagogy of the future. (Jeremy Glenn, Ed.D., superintendent, Central Heights Independent School District)
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