"This powerful book makes an incredible contribution to the field of education! It provides numerous opportunities for reader participation in reflections, reactions, and other activities. Most important, it provides ideas and suggestions that will change the lives of children. Every educator should read this book."-Ruth Gharst Waggoner, PrincipalHeatherstone Elementary School, Olathe, KS"An accumulation of a lot of the knowledge needed to be an effective teacher. Mentors will find the book helpful when working with new teachers."-Linda Munger, Educational ConsultantMunger Education AssociatesEmpower students with proven strategies for brain-friendly instruction! In the fourth edition of Super Teaching, brain expert Eric Jensen examines how students learn and how instruction changes a student's brain. This powerful guide offers more than 1,000 brain research-based teaching strategies and ready-to-implement instructional tools for engaging students, boosting learner memory, and meeting the needs of all learners. In this completely revised edition, readers will find helpful features such as previews at the beginning of each chapter, reflective questions, affirmations, sidebars, bulleted lists, and quotable quotes. The author shows teachers how to improve instructional effectiveness, plan standards-based lessons, and optimize student learning with practical techniques such as: Matching instruction with learners' developmental stages Responding to unique learning styles with differentiated techniques Using assessment as part of instruction Addressing the learning needs of students in poverty Managing students' emotions with music and energizers Practicing positive teaching mind-sets to enhance student resultsUse this practical resource to combine best practices with brain-friendly instruction and create a thriving learning environment that advances students' academic achievement.