The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom (The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 7, 2013 - Education - 409 pages
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Creating a healthy, social classroom environment.

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 psyches.

Cozolino 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.

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Describing about brain and its anatomy, Louis cozolino has shown remarkable out comes of what can be perceived through neuroscientific education application in classroom setting or what ever context. what is the most exciting thing i do notice is that brain connects with other existed brains as 'empathy' at work. i simply do mention my own experience just like cozolino gave an example of soccer player, i do admit that whenever you watch an irritating scene on TV, it can be relate to any institutional scene or commentary, the thing it does affect your nerves. means brains' neurons are supplying neuroimaging of some far- fetched experience into living experience. 


Why the Brain Became a Social Organ
How Brains Learn
How Relationships Build and Rebuild Brains
Of Human Bonding
What Is the Connection Between Learning and Stress?
How Insecure Attachment Creates Unteachable Students
How Bullying Impedes Learning
Why Teachers Burn Out
How Play Became Natures Pedagogy
Why Stories Are Essential for Learning
Information Compassion and Wisdom
Teaching Students About the Brain
Building Tribal Classrooms
Teachers Within Classrooms Within Communities

How Emotional Attunement Stimulates Learning
Why Exploration Is So Important

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Dr. Lou Cozolino practices psychotherapy and consulting psychology in Beverly Hills, California. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from UCLA and an MTS from Harvard University. He has been a professor at Pepperdine since 1986 and lectures around the world on psychotherapy, neuroscience, trauma, and attachment. Dr. Cozolino is the Series Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and the author of ten Norton books, including the bestsellers The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, 3rd Edition, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, 2nd Edition, and The Making of a Therapist.

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