Begin With the Brain
Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom
- Martha Kaufeldt - Begin with the Brain, Scotts Valley, CA
Behaviour Management | Learning & the Brain | Student Engagement & Motivation
'Teachers who intend to make a marked difference in their students' learning and lives will profit from reading this book. Not only will they find the material useful, they will be gratified and strengthened in their commitment' - Leah Welte, Teacher
Alpine School District, American Fork, UT
In this revised edition of Begin With the Brain, Martha Kaufeldt helps teachers identify and apply brain-compatible and learner-centred techniques to improve classroom instruction and management.
In easy-to-understand terms, this invaluable resource for beginning teachers lays out what cognitive research and best practice can teach us about:
- Classroom set up
- Routines and procedures
- Community building
- Fostering intellectual curiosity
- Self-assessment, and more
With succinct updates of the relevant neuroscience research and end-of-chapter notes on additional resources, the book is a ready-to-go source of field-tested, research-based teaching tips teachers can put to immediate use.
"A robust collection of strategies, tools, and suggestions from an experienced classroom teacher’s perspective that is linked to current understanding of research on brain-based learning. It is extremely practical for the practicing and preservice elementary teacher."
"Presents activities that are well chosen and described at a level of detail that will allow teachers to immediately try out the strategies in their own classrooms. Administrators in their role as instructional leader would also be well advised to read these ideas and strategies. If more classrooms reflected these ideas and used these strategies, education would not only be more effective and powerful, it would be a far more joyful experience for our students."
"Teachers who intend to make a marked difference in their students' learning and lives will profit from reading this book. They will not only find the material useful, they will be gratified and strengthened in their commitment."
"Martha Kaufeldt's classroom was the most memorable of my life. Each day was an adventure. From field trips to class projects, we learned history, science, writing, and speaking in a way that used all of our five senses. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be doing what I am doing today—teaching and serving in elected office—without Mrs. Kaufeldt's unique and lively approach to education."