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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.

How the Brain Learns: The Brain's Natural Learning Process
How the brain learns: The brain's natural learning process

It seems that some colleges of education do not, as a rule, teach their students how the brain learns or how to teach in the way the brain naturally learns. When their students start teaching in the K–12 system, or when new faculty start teaching at the college level, without knowing how the brain learns and how to do brain-compatible teaching, is that like a cardiologist who studies veins, arteries, and blood chemistry but never learns how the heart works? To be of most help to their patients, cardiologists need to know as much as possible about how the heart and cardiovascular system work. They also must know ...

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