1st Edition

Using Brainpower in the Classroom Five Steps to Accelerate Learning

By Steve Garnett Copyright 2005
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book offers a realistic, practical and accessible model to allow teachers to incorporate the best of recent brain-based research into their teaching. The five steps involve:

    • making learning multi-sensory
    • ensuring activities match the dominant intelligence of the learner
    • matching types of learning to the gender of pupils
    • using the lesson structure to fit the natural attention span of the brain
    • managing the classroom environment to make it brain-friendly and active in supporting learning.

    Illustrated throughout with classroom examples from a wide range of subject areas, the book is highly practical in its focus and the ideas it contains can easily be adapted to work with all age ranges and types of school.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Learning; Chapter 2 Cognition – intelligence and thinking; Chapter 3 Gender; Chapter 4 The whole lesson; Chapter 5 Physical environment;


    Senior manager at a UK comprehensive school, he is also an experienced training provider delivering training in the Primary, Secondary and Independent sectors across the Nottinghamshire to teachers representing over 300 schools.

    'If the learning styles juggernaut has passed you by until now, this book is a handy synthesis of current thinking. There are chapters on learning, cognition, gender, structuring lessons and the physical environment. The benefit of Steve Garnett's book is its simple, clear format and uncomplicated style. That's important because these are topics that people too frequently feel it is in their interest to complicate.' - Geoff Barton, TES

    'This book has the merit of giving a concise overview of various theories related to learning and intelligence, and provides a good number of hints to make use of these in practice. Hence, it can have outcomes that are interesting and useful to teachers and parents who wish to support youngsters' mental development.' - British Journal of Educational Technology