Brain Rules

Brain Rules

[12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School]

Audiobook CD - 2008
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In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.
Publisher: [Seattle, Wash.] : Pear Press, p2008
ISBN: 9780979777714
0979777712
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 DVD (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Medina, John 1956- Brain rules for baby

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Jan 17, 2015

This book is right up my alley. John makes the science accessible and applicable. It makes sense to me how sleep and exercise improve brain function. I understand why business and education models need to be challenged in favor of more brain friendly approaches and environments. I have some more practical ways I can enhance memory and recall in my toolbox. I have a better grasp on how hormones and gender influence our brain development and processes.

My favorite part of this book, is the precise recommendations for presenting to an audience in a way that maximizes their attention, retention and understanding of the material. I am going to get my hands on a hard copy of this book, photocopy/scan that section and apply it to every presentation I give here on out. If nothing else, look up that section of this book!

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