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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.

Brain-Based, Natural Learning across the Curriculum
Brain-based, natural learning across the curriculum
The Seven Magic Words in Action

One evening I was a guest speaker in a high school junior and senior mixed class, introducing the 16 students to their natural learning process and to the brain's natural way of learning. These students, introduced in Chapter 6, were in an after-school program for “grade retrieval.” They had failed one or more day-school courses, and the school system was giving these “at-risk” students the opportunity to retake them and replace the failing grades with passing grades. As the session progressed, however, it seemed that whatever had caused them to fail in the first place was primed to make them fail again. After they, with interest, reported how they ...

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