THINK BIG, start small How to Differentiate Instruction in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

Gayle Gregory,  Martha Kaudfelt

Differentiation is the core of the art and science of teaching.  However, even masters of this art may not be effetive in the classroom if they don't have a basic understanding of how the human brain grows, develops and learns.  To successfully implement differentiation strategies educators must design and orchestrate a brain-compatible environment.  Think Big, Start Small pares down the vast fleld of neuroscience and provides educators with the brain basics needed to create a classroom that enhances learning.

This book

• provide neuroscience research on learning, attention, memory, emotions and stress

• offer low-prep, high-yield strategies for assessing student knowledge, interests and preferences.

• show how to create a brain-friendly environmnet that maximizes student learning.

• illustrate how simple changes in the presentation of information can engage students ore quickly.