Dr. Linda Karges‑Bone

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- and gender-based teaching methods, differentiated learning, and creating brain-friendly classroom environments.

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A Biographical Sketch

Linda Karges-Bone, Ed.D. is a professor in the School of Education at Charleston Southern University, in Charleston, South Carolina, where she prepares future teachers and writes frequently for educational and parenting journals and other media. Also the director of Education InSite (www.educationinsite.com) a consulting firm, she has trained thousands of teachers at the graduate and undergraduate level and done workshops and keynotes across the country. Dr. Karges-Bone speaks and writes frequently on issues of curriculum, instruction, assessment, gender differences affecting learning, and learning styles and has keynoted national events including the National Title I Conference and the National Differentiated Instruction Conference. Keep in touch with Dr. Karges-Bone.

Dr. Bone's Books

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Rich Brain, Poor Brain

Rich Brain, Poor Brain

Bridging Social and Synaptic Gaps in Schools

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1 in 5 children live in poverty. Dr. Bone's book, Rich Brain, Poor Brain, examines how poverty shapes brains and behaviors and explores ways to help children in high-poverty schools succeed.

This book examines biological and social factors that research shows affect children's development. It pairs this research with strategies to help educators improve outcomes. The strategies, programming recommendations, and big ideas are presented within four areas: Language, Experiences, Attitudes, and Performance.

Throughout the book experts, including teachers, Title I leaders, professors, and community activists, share their experiences on bridging the achievement gap. By employing the strategies found in Rich Brain, Poor Brain, educators can do more for students with fewer assets.

Brain Tips

Simple Yet Sensational Brain-Friendly Strategies for Improving Teaching, Learning, and Parenting

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.

Bibliotherapy

Children's Books that Train the Brain and Jumpstart the Heart

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.

The Educator's Guide to Grants

Grant-Writing Tips and Techniques for Schools and Non-Profits

Do you need funds for a pre-school 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 (print books) or zipped folder (eBooks) included with the book features a screened list of hundreds of funding sources matched to each grant area.

Brain Verse

Poems and Activities That Build Literacy and Neural Connectivity

Teach basic academic skills through a language-rich, sensory-driven set of experiences! This collection of 12 rhyming story-poems is designed to be read aloud to young children. Follow up with the provided activities and lessons to build neural connections, especially those ties to the five components of literacy: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension.

Brain Framing

Instructional Planning with the Brain in Mind

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."

Differentiated Pathways of the Brain

Using Sensory and Gender-Based Teaching to Shape Your Elementary Curriculum

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. Based on Dr. Karges-Bone’s successful books Beyond Hands-On and More Than Pink and Blue, this resource is a must-read for all teachers exploring differentiated pathways of the brain!

Breaking Brain Barriers

Sensory and Gender-Based Activities to Enhance Learning

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. The suggested practical classroom applications 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!