In this handbook, nearly 100 entries describe the relationship between the brain and learning, through current brain research as it relates to education. Over 100 authors, many of whom are leaders in their field, contribute to this work covering the cognitive, social/emotional, and physical aspects of learning as the brain develops. Topics cover the following areas: brain development, learning, the curriculum, at-risk children, classroom management, culture, emotion, diet, intelligence, learning environments, learning challenges, learning theories, and physical movement. The focus is on education of school-age children, but also includes information on pre-school and adult learners. Cross references and recommended further readings conclude each entry. The work includes a glossary and an extensive bibliography. Ideal for educators, parents and teachers, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of knowledge for why educational experiences are structured the way they are and how this helps students learn more. Cognitive neuroscience and its practical use in education provides much of the research for this book; however, the entries are written at a level appropriate for the general reader.