Publication Date: January 11, 2019
The Heart and Science of Teaching shows readers why and how to connect essential social–emotional factors and critical cognitive aspects of learning for all students. Incorporating the latest research demonstrating that students really cannot learn well without social–emotional connections within their learning communities, the book depicts classroom applications that link academic content and SEL with examples at all grade levels and all subject areas. Each chapter addresses current and emerging research around a particular component, and shows how to make it work in real classrooms. Sections ground teachers in three interlocking aspects of instruction: The Heart of Teaching: Social–Emotional Learning (SEL); The Science of Teaching: Evidence-Based Instructional Practices; and 21st-Century Classroom Applications: Project-Based Learning and Digital Technologies. Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology, this text is a practical resource that will assist K–12 teachers in creating an emotionally supportive classroom environment that makes a positive difference in student learning.
C. Bobbi Hansen is associate professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching at the University of San Diego.
"By aggregating leading-edge resources on learning and teaching from both research and the teaching profession, the author has provided new and experienced teachers from all grade levels and content areas with a rich and valuable guide to teaching in the 21st century. The book is full of evidence-based, actionable practices and provides dozens of points of departure for further exploration, dialogue, and implementation. Teachers and teacher educators looking to up their teaching EQ and IQ will love the accessibility, organization, and depth of this timely book."
—Paul M. Rogers, associate professor of English, George Mason University
"With a clear conversational style, the author provides a concise review of major concepts in the heart and in the science of teaching, with numerous examples of why they are important, how they could be implemented, and where to find further information. She reminds us of the real aims of education—students who love learning and who have learned throughout their lifetime, guided by teachers who care for their emotional and cognitive well-being."
—Kathleen Puckett, associate professor of education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University