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Hmm I rapidly lost interest in this book Not that I don t think the content or approach is dubious, because it isn t It is just that it s not that convincing or well written I m now trying to give it away Free to a good home This is a strong, evidence based argument for the prioritization of relationships in education, relying attachment theory and the biological understanding of how the brain learns and interacts with others The only fault is some extremism when it comes to exemplifying cases For example, Cozolino implicitly states through anecdotes that educators like Jamie Escalante and Erin Gruwell are what it takes to support students who are deemed unteachable without giving room foraccessible yet This is a strong, evidence based argument for the prioritization of relationships in education, relying attachment theory and the biological understanding of how the brain learns and interacts with others The only fault is some extremism when it comes to exemplifying cases For example, Cozolino implicitly states through anecdotes that educators like Jamie Escalante and Erin Gruwell are what it takes to support students who are deemed unteachable without giving room foraccessible yet still progressive methods Important book for teachers to read the social MUST stay in education The following excerpts offer support for the value of basic skills programs such as ALP, which capitalize on tribal and peer to peer learning that is facilitated by a compassionate teacher in an intimate setting Small class sizes and social interaction, while helpful in all learning situations, are an essential precursor to a successful basic skills program, a point that is supported by current research in neuroscience While Western culture has changed a great deal during the last 5,000 yea The following excerpts offer support for the value of basic skills programs such as ALP, which capitalize on tribal and peer to peer learning that is facilitated by a compassionate teacher in an intimate setting Small class sizes and social interaction, while helpful in all learning situations, are an essential precursor to a successful basic skills program, a point that is supported by current research in neuroscience While Western culture has changed a great deal during the last 5,000 years, the social instincts, physiology, and biochemistry of the neural networks that evolved for 100,000 years in the context of tribal life remain essentially unchangedThe most successful modern institutions may well be those that have found ways to access and harness the instincts of our primitive social brainsSuch examples include sports teams that encourage intense ritualistic bonding in small subgroups preparing for combat or competition These accommodations to tribal instincts within large hierarchies have been referred to as work arounds in management sciences and cultural anthropology Richerson Boyd, 1998T eachers who are able to tap into the primitive social instincts of their students through attachment relationships and build tribal classrooms succeed in seemingly impossible educational situations Over and over again tribal teachers find ways to teach students thought to be unteachable xxiv Educational experts are guilty ofmyopathy when they focus on curricular content and test performance rather than the social world of students and teachers By relying on models of mass production, we miss the interdependent nature of human brains 4 Teacher use their personalities, interpersonal skills, and teaching methods to create physical, conceptual, and social environment that stimulate neural plasticity, enhance brain development, and optimize learning The curriculum and social environment of a classroom have a synergistic impact on learning Supportive, encouraging, and caring relationships stimulate students neural circuitry to learn, priming their brains for neuroplastic processes Studies with birds have demonstrated that the ability to learn their songs can be enhanced when exposed to live singing birds versus tape recordings of the same songs Baptisa Petrinovich, 1986 Some birds actually require social interactions to trigger brain plasticity Eales, 1985 Studies of high risk adolescents who show resilience in the face of trauma and stress often report one or two adults that took a special interest in them and became invested in their success This underscores the fact that, like birds, humans engageeffectively in brain altering learning when they are face to face, mind to mind, and heart to heart with caring others This is how learning occurs in tribes and in tribal classrooms, where teachers and classmates are able to become family 17 One characteristic of tribal life is maintaining optimal group size for direct communication, independence, and mutual accountabilitysmall groups enhance vigilance for threats and make itlikely that individuals will contribute to the common good Isaac et at., 1994 Roberts, 1996 As social groups grow larger, the biochemistry of attachment appears to be supplanted by a state of mind and body that weakens primitive social instincts in the service of self preservation As this occurs, we see that people grow less attuned to, identified with, and empathetic toward one another The economy of scale within public education often leads to the creation of classrooms, schools, and educational bureaucracies that create a sense of alienation and a diffusion of responsibilityWhen group size is optimized for attachment, a classroom can become a secure base from which to think new thoughts, explore, and learn Smaller classesallow forpersonal interactions, one on one and small group activities, and a stronger sense of group identity, which enhance tribe building 225 Geoffrey Canada creator of Harlem Children s Zone believes that the way to accelerate students who are far behind is to expose them toinstruction and immerse them in a well run, disciplined, and demanding environment 261 inspirational and well researched, this book looks at teaching and learning from the perspective of neuroscience and socio cultural anthropology It is obviously aimed at American educators facing difficult students, but can benefit any teacher who would like to leverage natural human motivation in group settings The author really knows his stuff The book contains one of the most impressive reference sections I ve seen. InsightfulThe book delves into research about the brain, learning and attachment This text, and concepts discussed, complement best teaching practices resources by explaining the alignment to brain function and our natural instincts. I cannot speak highly enough of this book which becomes my bible when speaking to teachers about the psychology of learning He writes well, makes difficult concepts accessible and has enriched my practice enormously Huge Cozolino fan. An excellent primer on neuroscience and attachment and worth the read for that alone, I felt that this book was let down in the latter part by its failure to talk about HOW to apply the theory to classroom practise A few inspiring anecdotes don t cut it. Essential reading for anyone interested in education A fantastic, easy to read and very informative book, that provided a wealth of evidence on what I ve suspected for years relationships underpin the effectiveness of learning `READ DOWNLOAD ⇬ The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom ⇵ This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psychesCozolino investigates what good teachers do to stimulate minds and brains to learn, especially when they succeed with difficult or unteachable students He explores classroom teaching from the perspectives of social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, showing how we can use the findings from these fields to maximize learning and stimulate the brain to grow The book will have relevance to anyone concerned with twenty first century learners and the social and emotional development of children Destinies as a social organism Alien Love Slave learns best throughout the lifespan The Kommandant's Girl from our early schooling through late life Positioning the brain as distinctly social Jの総て 1 [J no Subete 1] Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles Amazing Gracie with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psychesCozolino investigates what good teachers do to stimulate minds and brains to learn Lady of the Trillium especially when they succeed with difficult or unteachable students He explores classroom teaching from the perspectives of social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology Mesterdetektiv Blomkvist showing how we can use the findings from these fields to maximize learning and stimulate the brain to grow The book will have relevance to anyone concerned with twenty first century learners and the social and emotional development of children