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The Resource The teaching brain : an evolutionary trait at the heart of education, Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick

The teaching brain : an evolutionary trait at the heart of education, Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick

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The teaching brain : an evolutionary trait at the heart of education
Title
The teaching brain
Title remainder
an evolutionary trait at the heart of education
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what exactly is happening in the brain of a sixty-five-year-old professor discussing statistics with a room full of graduate students? While research about the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged--until now. Countering the dated yet widely held presumption that teaching is simply the transfer of knowledge from one person to another, The Teaching Brain weaves together scientific research and real-life examples to show that teaching is a dynamic interaction and an evolutionary cognitive skill that develops from birth to adulthood. With engaging, accessible prose, Harvard researcher Vanessa Rodriguez reveals what it actually takes to become an expert teacher. At a time when all sides of the teaching debate tirelessly seek to define good teaching--or even how to build a better teacher--The Teaching Brain upends the misguided premises for how we measure the success of teachers. This game-changing analysis of how the mind teaches will transform common perceptions of one of the most essential human practices (and one of the most hotly debated professions), charting a path forward for teachers, parents, and anyone seeking to better understand learning--and unlocking the teaching brain in all of us"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Rodriguez, Vanessa
Dewey number
370.15/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1060
LC item number
.R635 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fitzpatrick, Michelle
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  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Cognitive learning
  • Teachers
  • Teaching
Label
The teaching brain : an evolutionary trait at the heart of education, Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223112625448
  • 31223112625455
  • 31223112625471
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. What is wrong with our definition teaching? -- ch. 1. The theories that have led us astray -- ch. 2. Cookie-cutter solutions and other missteps of education reform -- Part II. It's all about systems -- ch. 3. Understanding the learning brain -- ch. 4. Why do we need teachers? -- ch. 5. Teaching as a system of skills -- Part III. The teaching brain -- ch. 6. Becoming an expert teacher -- ch. 7. Developing the teaching brain -- ch. 8. Your teaching brain -- ch. 9. The teaching brain and next steps for education reform
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781595589965
Lccn
2014029147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
870288309
Label
The teaching brain : an evolutionary trait at the heart of education, Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223112625448
  • 31223112625455
  • 31223112625471
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. What is wrong with our definition teaching? -- ch. 1. The theories that have led us astray -- ch. 2. Cookie-cutter solutions and other missteps of education reform -- Part II. It's all about systems -- ch. 3. Understanding the learning brain -- ch. 4. Why do we need teachers? -- ch. 5. Teaching as a system of skills -- Part III. The teaching brain -- ch. 6. Becoming an expert teacher -- ch. 7. Developing the teaching brain -- ch. 8. Your teaching brain -- ch. 9. The teaching brain and next steps for education reform
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781595589965
Lccn
2014029147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
870288309

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