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Applying the natural human learning process described in the book transformed my students' ability to learn. No teacher, new or experienced, should enter any classroom without a copy of this book.”

—Patricia Jamie Lee, Educational Consultant

Many Kites Press, St. Paul, MN

Teach students to take responsibility for their own success!

This updated edition of the bestselling book on the brain's natural learning process brings new research results and applications in a power-packed teacher tool kit. Rita Smilkstein shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features include:

Guidelines for using the six-step Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP) for lesson planning and test preparation; New information on how technology and Internet research affect student learning; Practical methods for giving all students the tools they need to achieve

The author translates her unique research on students' critical and creative thinking into classroom strategies and sample lesson plans that will help to create a successful learning environment. Building on the content that earned the author an Educator's Award of the Year from the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, We're Born to Learn provides teachers with practical methods for giving all students the metacognitive, motivational, and technological tools they need to take responsibility for their own achievement.

What this Book is about

Everywhere we look, we see neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, educators, researchers, politicians, parents, and students trying to find ways to help every student become an engaged, motivated, successful learner. Pat Wolfe writes in the foreword to Tokuhama-Espinosa's book, The New Science of Teaching and Learning: Using the Best of Mind, Brain, and Education Science in the Classroom (Teachers College Press, 2010),

Up to this point, there has been little consensus among researchers and educators as to the potential applications of the brain research to educational policies and practices. Understanding this, Tokuhama-Espinosa used a Delphi technique to poll recognized experts in both education and neuroscience to gain agreement as to what is well-established in this newly emerging field, what is probably true, what ...

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