Igniting Student Potential
Teaching With the Brain's Natural Learning Process
- Angus M. Gunn - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- Robert W. Richburg - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
- Rita Smilkstein - Western Washington University, Woodring College of Education, Bellingham, USA
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.
"Well organized. I enjoyed the self-talk about bad neural networks and especially liked the brain research in the chapters pertaining to the development of the student."
“`Handle with care’ should be on the front cover so that the eager teacher uses the book as an inspirational resource, gradually remolding practice and introducing change in appropriate increments. This book might have immediate impact if used first as a discussion starter for small groups of teachers or as a study guide for staff development or 'retreats.' The message of the book, however, goes far beyond strategies for teachers. There are issues here for school administrators, for state-mandated goals and programs, and for teacher education programs. The book certainly deserves consideration by teacher education methods instructors. And since parental involvement is absolutely necessary if any constructive change is to take place, imagine how discussion of this text might perk up a PTA meeting!”
"Fosters a refreshing educational discourse of possibility and offers some very useful classroom strategies that work with today's youth."
"A wonderful guidebook for people moving toward constructivism and for many who are already there."
"Igniting Student Potential should be on every teacher's must-read list. The book not only tells why teachers should get in tune with their students' natural learning process, but explains how to do so. If teachers have intent to construct the best possible learning environment for their students, this book is an essential tool to help them do it."
"A stimulating read. Confirms so much of what we have been trying to convey to the teachers with whom we work."