Marilee Sprenger profile

Marilee Sprenger

Author and Speaker on the Brain, Learning, Memory, Common Core Standards

Marilee Sprenger focuses on the whole child and creating brain-compatible environments in which students can learn according to their needs. As a professional development provider and author, she is passionate about using what we know about the brain, learning, and memory to assist educators in transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. “We will be changing the brain in positive ways as we increase our students’ critical and creative thinking to prepare for college and career.” Marilee is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Learning and the Brain Society, and the Cognitive Brain Society. She is considered an expert in brain research regarding learning and the brain and is a presenter at educational conferences and professional development workshops nationally and internationally about the brain, learning, memory, differentiation, reading, vocabulary, and standards-based learning.

Her books include:

Sprenger, M. (1999). Learning and memory, the brain in action. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Sprenger, M. (2005). How to Teach So Students Remember, ASCD.

Sprenger, M. (2008). Becoming a wiz at brain-based teaching, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Sprenger, M. (2008). Differentiation through learning styles and memory, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Sprenger, M. (2008).The developing brain. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Sprenger, M. (2010). The leadership brain for dummies. San Francisco: John Wiley.

Sprenger, M.(2010). Brain-based teaching in the digital age. ASCD.

Sprenger, M. (2013). Wiring the brain for reading. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Sprenger, M. (2013). Teaching the critical vocabulary of the common core. Alexandria, VA; ASCD.

Sprenger, M. (2014) Vocab rehab: The ten minute vocabulary lesson. Currently in production. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

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    11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

    Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career. Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind: analyze, evaluate, compare, delineate, etc.