Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Part 1: Theory 1. The Brain: Its Parts and Their Functions in Learning and Memory 11 2. Creating Brain-Compatible Learning Environments 25 Part 2: Practice 3. Putting Theory into Practice 41 4. Brain-Based Learning Activities 61 Language 65 Mathematics 79 Science 93 Art 111 Motor Skills 125 Social-Emotional Development 141 Music 157 Natural Environment 171 Appendix 185 Glossary 189 References 193 About the Author 197 Contents BBEL_final_interior.indd 7 2/16/10 3:46 PM