Books by Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
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Dr. Linda Karges-Bone specializes in using current brain research to create accessible classroom resources for elementary teachers. Her books delve into topics such as sensory- based teaching methods, differentiated learning, and creating brain-friendly classroom environments.
What does it mean to be a wealthy, or “rich,” school? What makes a school “poor”? Is it only about money? Rich Brain, Poor Brain explores the differences that separate students’ opportunities for success. Dr. Bone discusses the research on threats of poverty, the ways poverty shapes brains and behaviors, and ways to change these outcomes for students. LEAP across social and synaptic gaps posed by poverty with strategies across four broad areas: Language, Experiences, Attitudes, and Performance. ISBN: 9780787725105
Dr. Bone's Brain Tips is a simple yet sophisticated resource that can help even the busiest teacher incorporate brain-friendly teaching methods into his or her curriculum. These quick and easy research-based tips are divided into eight categories: teacher stress, girl-friendly brain tips, boy-friendly brain tips, the sensory brain, accommodations for differentiation, neuro-architecture, creativity and critical thinking, and parenting with the brain in mind. ISBN:9780787710750
With Bibliotherapy, you can use children’s literature to improve cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes. This book shares 48 award-winning children’s books across six areas of bibliotherapy and connects them with appropriate and powerful activities that increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The six bibliotherapy areas include: attachment and growth; creativity and critical thinking; bullying and building friendships; family matters (dynamics and change); poverty and social justice issues; and childhood challenges. ISBN: 9780787710767
The purpose of Brain Verse: Poems and Activities That Build Literacy and Neural Connectivity is to offer teachers and parents a language-rich, sensory-driven set of experiences through which they can teach basic academic skills. A collection of 12 rhyming story-poems has been designed to be read aloud to young children and is followed with activities and lessons designed to build neural connections, especially those tied to the five components of literacy: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. ISBN: 9780 787706821
Brain Framing is a book of ideas for “thinking about thinking” in the classroom, ideas to help us frame the brains of students in ways that are productive, powerful, and personal. This book will help teachers to engage brains in three fresh ways: framing student learning into more personalized experiences that utilize new research on the brain, the body, and the spirit; creating brain-friendly classroom environments that link sensory and cognitive experiences in ways that reduce stress for both the teacher and the student; and organizing content into meaningful “chunks and layers” that fit into the unique frames of students’ brains. Filled with a variety of new teaching strategies, curriculum-enhancing ideas, lesson-planning samples and reproducible templates based on current scientific research, Brain Framing is the perfect resource for any teacher who wants to begin “planning with the brain in mind.”
The activities in this book provide numerous ways to introduce sensory and gender-based teaching methods into your classroom. Experience “minds-on” learning with fresh and fascinating tips and techniques for using color, scent, taste, sound and touch to stimulate the minds of your students. Also find practical and easily-implemented classroom applications that utilize the differences between the ways boys and girls acquire and apply knowledge. Begin “doing brain surgery from the inside out” by Breaking Brain Barriers! ISBN:9781429115018
Which colors can stimulate creative thinking? What scents might help to calm a child who has anxiety? Why do certain classroom groupings facilitate learning, while others create tension? How can boys harness their boundless energy to attack language arts or girls draw on their strong verbal skills to make the most of a mathematics problem? Using current brain research, this book discusses sensory-rich learning techniques and gender-specific teaching methods used to stimulate the minds of your students. ISBN: 9781429115001
Do you need funds for a preschool autism program? Uniforms for the girls' cross-country team? Funding for a childhood obesity or literacy program? Dollars to help teachers learn to use interactive white boards or travel for study abroad? This book is designed to help schools and non-profits find funding and create proposals to access funds successfully. Novices just learning to negotiate grant writing and more experienced writers seeking million-dollar awards will find insight and assistance with "The Educator's Guide to Grants." A CD-ROM included with the book features a screened list of hundreds of funding sources matched to each grant area. ISBN: 9780787706586
A guide to planning integrated units of study that reflect standards and then connecting instruction to assessment. You will learn how to do authentic assessment and find ready made rubrics and checklists to make your work easy. Perfect for schools that need to improve test scores! ISBN: 1-57310-241-5
Easy to use assessment resource for grades 2-5. Every rubric and checklist that a teacher could need, aligned with national standards. There are even tools to assist in planning, classroom management, parent communication, and assessment of special needs children. ISBN: 1-57310-214-8
Some say it is the best lesson plan book available. Large spaces to write. Standards driven. Filled with brain research tips, creative planning tips, web links for lesson plans, long-range planning forms, and a complete schedule of holidays and seasonal celebrations. ISBN:1-57310-215-6
This book goes beyond hands-on to minds-on learning with fresh and fascinating tips and techniques for using color, scent, taste, sound and touch to stimulate the process. Psychologists, scientists and businesses have been utilizing this research on cognition for years. Now you can put these proven techniques to practical use in your classroom with the ideas and activities in this book. ISBN:1-57310-067-6