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Discusses how effective leadership of true learning schools involves applying the principles of learning to all levels of educational management. Four sections cover: Learning (13 key principles of learning derived from a survey of up-to-date knowledge of the brain and learning); Teaching (How to use the key principles of learning to improve teachers professional knowledge and skills, make the learning environment more supportive and improve the design of learning activities); Staff Development (How the same principles that underpin the design of learning activities for pupils can underpin the design of development activities for teachers); and Organizational Development (How a learning school should be managed according to these same key principles of learning) Also explains how the American Critical Skills Program incorporates all these key principles of learning into a comprehensive, practical and outstandingly effective teaching program which also promotes effective staff and organizational development.
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Preface to the first edition; Foreword; Introduction - What is Accelerated Learning? Section One - The brain in learning; Section Two - Building and maintaining positive self-esteem; Section Three - Models of learning; Section Four - The Learning environment; Section Five - Accessing the information; Section Six - Twenty-one ways to improve learning; Section Seven - What to do next...; Section Eight - Resources and Glossary

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Colin Weatherley has been a secondary headteacher, and leader of the Lothian Quality Learning Programme. He is now an educational consultant who specialises in organizing seminars and conferences on effective educational management.

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