''Handle With Care' should be on the front cover so that the eager teacher uses the book as an inspirational resource'
Roy Bentley, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia
'A wonderful guidebook for people moving toward constructivism and for many who are already there'
Geoffrey Caine, Director, Caine Learning
'Fosters a refreshing educational discourse of possibility and offers some very useful classroom strategies that work with today's youth'
Peter P. Grimmett, Director, Institute for Studies in Teacher Education, Simon Fraser University
Kindle students' excitement for learning with transformative, field-tested strategies and lessons!
Students are natural thinkers and pattern-seekers who are born to learn. Tapping into their innate abilities is the key to engaging students in their own learning. This innovative guide helps teachers maximize student engagement and achievement by combining brain research, classroom applications, and teaching skills based on the Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP).
Ideal for preservice and inservice teacher training and professional development, this superb resource covers:
- Working with diverse learners from PreK through high school and beyond
- Curriculum applications and sample lessons across content areas, teaching methods, and learning styles
- Research and theory, instructional planning and strategies, assessment, teaching for transfer, and more.
Angus M. Gunn is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia. Gunn's books, journal articles, and media productions focus on education, geography, and environmental science. Robert W. Richburg, Ph.D., a teacher of teachers, is University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University. Dr. Smilkstein speaks nationally and internationally on brain-compatible education. She has taught in middle school through graduate school including 28 years at North Seattle Community College. Currently Professor Emerita North Seattle Community College and invited faculty in Educational Psychology at Western Washington University's Woodring College of Education, Everett Campus. Publications include articles and books on brain-based curriculum and pedagogy. Author of We're Born to Learn: Using the Brain's Natural Learning Process to Create Curriculum (Corwin Press, 2003), which won the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society's Educator's Award of the Year, 2004; the second edition will be published in 2011. She is a co-author of Igniting Student Potential Using the Natural Human Learning Process (Corwin Press, 2007). M.A. (English, Michigan State University), Ph.D. (Educational Psychology, University of Washington). She has received many teaching awards, including the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's Excellence Award, 1991, 1995; the College Reading and Learning Association's highest honor, the Robert Griffin Award, 2005; Induction as a Fellow of the American Council of Developmental Education Associations, 2006, the highest honor in the field of Developmental Education.