1st Edition

Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Students Lessons From Neuroscience on Cultivating Curiosity, Metacognition, Empathy, and Brain Plasticity: Grades 3-6

By Kathryn Fishman-Weaver Copyright 2020
    226 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Students combines relevant research in neuroscience with engaging activities for gifted elementary students in grades 3-6. This book:

    • Teaches how development and learning processes happen in the brain.
    • Helps students and teachers explore specific brain-based concepts together.
    • Includes a concise research overview on why each concept works and matters.
    • Offers extension ideas to deepen the activities and strategies for applying each concept to other content areas.
    • Aligns to gifted programming standards.

    Through the lessons in this book, students will learn how to cultivate curiosity, neuroplasticity, metacognition, empathy, and well-being. Grounded in research on the latest findings in neuroscience, this book empowers gifted education teachers with relevant information on brain-based learning.

    Grades 3-6

    Acknowledgments Introduction Why Neuroscience? CHAPTER 1 Brain Anatomy 101 CHAPTER 2 Interrogative Inquiry CHAPTER 3 Maximizing Metacognitive Moments CHAPTER 4 Sparking Connection With Wonder CHAPTER 5 Social Cognition CHAPTER 6 Neuroplasticity CHAPTER 7 Emotional Regulation CHAPTER 8 Keeping the Brain Healthy Conclusion References About the Author NAGC Programming Standards Alignment


    Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Academic Affairs for Mizzou K-12. As the principal of the global middle and high school programs, she works with students and teachers around the world. Prior to the principalship, Dr. Fishman-Weaver taught in public schools in Oakland, CA, and Columbia, MO. She has taught special education, gifted education, English language arts, and teacher preparation. Dr. Fishman-Weaver writes and presents frequently on student support, teacher leadership, and gender and education. She loves the written word, a good nap, and impromptu family dance parties in her kitchen. You can follow her work on educational leadership at http://wholeheartedschoolleadership.com.