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Accelerated Learning - The ALPS approach (USA edition)  Alistair Smith and Nicola Call

This book takes the most up-to-date brain research and shows how it can be used to great effect in the elementary classroom. It contains a wealth of practical and accessible examples of strategies based on this research. Recently featured in Child Education magazine for its focus on classroom strategies that could invigorate literacy teaching, this book provides a wealth of practical ideas to raise achievement in elementary schools. The ALPS Approach will show anyone who works in primary classrooms how to motivate, stimulate and inspire the children in their care.

Now available from Kagan Press at www.kaganonline.com.

The ALPS Approach  (UK edition)  Alistair Smith and Nicola Call

The original UK edition of this book, which takes the most up-to-date brain research and shows how it can be used to great effect in the elementary classroom. It contains a wealth of practical and accessible examples of strategies based on this research. Recently featured in Child Education magazine for its focus on classroom strategies that could invigorate literacy teaching, this book provides a wealth of practical ideas to raise achievement in elementary schools. The ALPS Approach will show anyone who works in primary classrooms how to motivate, stimulate and inspire the children in their care.

Now in its third edition and available in the UK edition in both hardback and paperback. 

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The ALPS Approach Resource Book  Alistair Smith and Nicola Call

A practical resource book that provides an extensive range of practical suggestions and photocopiable resources to aid teachers in implementing ALPS.

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The ALPS Storymaker: Using Fiction as a Resource for Accelerated Learning  Stephen Bowkett

Stories are an important part of everyone's life. We all enjoy a good tale. But more importantly, narrative structures embody a powerful organizing principle that allows us to make sense of the world. Through the medium of creative fiction, this book offers a wide range of techniques and activities utilizing children's enjoyment of fiction, and exploits the powerful dynamic of narrative structures to enable both students and teachers to practice the techniques of accelerated brain-based learning, and so fulfill their potential.

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Accelerated Learning  Colin Rose

Colin Rose outlines how to use accelerated learning techniques to learn practically everything - from a new language to creativity, by using relaxation, visualization, the right and left sides of the brain, and the conscious and unconscious mind.

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Brain-Based Learning  Eric Jensen

Learn powerful and practical strategies to boost motivation, attention, understanding, meaning and recall. Transform any school into a complete learning organization by integrating what we now know about the brain with standard education practices. You'll learn how to apply brain-based learning principles with this reader-friendly, easily understood format to achieve immediate results. This updated version uses the most current information from the recent explosion of brain research as it applies to teaching and learning.

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Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching: How to make every year your best year  Marilee B. Sprenger

This book gives a good overview of accelerated learning techniques. Marilee Sprenger covers topics such as structure of the brain, dealing with stress, emotional growth, developmental cognitive skills, 5 kinds of memories, 8 intelligences, use of music, brain states, brain food, sleep, exercise, learning environment, learning styles, and brain-based assessment , using the analogy of the story of the Wizard of Oz.

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Help your Child to Succeed  Alistair Smith and Bill Lucas

This invaluable guide, by two leading educationalists, has been written to support parents in helping their children through the pre-school and primary years – to show that parents can make an enormous difference to their child¹s chances of success in life. The book also shows how families can enjoy learning together, for the home and its immediate environment offer wonderful opportunities for discovery, exploration, play, education and learning. Packed with activities, games and tips, together with suggestions for dealing with everyday concerns, such as helping with homework and things to do in the school holidays.

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The Brain's Behind It - New knowledge about the brain and learning  Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith's book is the product of three years of research. If you want to know more about the brain and learning, this is the book you need. With separate sections on the development cycle of the learning brain from conception to old age, the book sets out to separate fact from fallacy, findings from fads. Clear guidance is given as to what helps and what hinders learning. Highly readable, illustrated throughout and well researched, the book should appeal to parents, educators and policy-makers.

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Accelerated Learning in Practice  Alistair Smith

This book is targeted mainly at middle/high school teachers, although elementary teachers would find much that is useful. Alistair Smith  offers nine principles for brain-based approaches to accelerating learning, improving motivation and raising achievement. It offers the reader a coherent structure and describes: guaranteed ways to motivate learners, esteem-building tools for schools, teachers and parents, how to access and teach to different types of intelligence, 17 different ways in which schools can make Accelerated Learning work.

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