Selma Wassermann is professor emerita in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. She has taught in elementary schools in New York and California, as well as at Newark State College (Kean University) and Hofstra University. A recipient of the University Excellence in Teaching Award, she has published widely. Among her publications are six Teachers College Press books: Serious Players in the Primary Classroom: Empowering Children Through Active Learning Experiences; The New Teaching Elementary Science: Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (with George Ivany); Teaching for Thinking: Theory, Strategies, and Activities for the Classroom, second edition (with Louis E. Raths, Arthur Jonas, and Arnold Rothstein); Getting Down to Cases; Introduction to Case Method Teaching: A Guide to the Galaxy; and This Teaching Life: How I Taught Myself to Teach. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Jack.