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 School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego.
"A practical resource that will assist K–12 teachers in creating an emotionally supportive classroom environment that makes a positive difference in student learning...recommended as a core addition to school district, college, and community library Teacher Education instructional reference collections and supplemental studies lists."
—Midwest Book Review
"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
Table of Contents
The Heart of Teaching: Social–Emotional Factors of Learning
PART I: THE HEART OF TEACHING
Chapter 1. Social–Emotional Learning
How Much Do You Know About Social–Emotional Learning?
The What: The Time Has Come for Social-Emotional Learning
The Why: Just How Important Is the Teacher?
The How: Connecting SEL to Standards-based Curriculum
The Where: Resources for Social–Emotional Learning
Chapter 2. Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
The What: Tenets of Cooperative Learning
The Why: Benefits of Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
The How: Cooperative Learning Supports Social–Emotional Growth
The Where: Resources for Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
Chapter 3. Teachers as Changemakers
The What: How Service Builds Social and Emotional Skills
The Why: Evidence-Based Outcomes
The How: Instituting a Culture of Service
The Where: Resources for Changemaking and Service Learning
Chapter 4. Creating Emotionally Safe Classrooms
The What: Restorative Justice
The Why: Brain Research Support for Restorative Practices
The How: Building Student Relationships Through Restorative Practices
The Where: Resources for Creating Restorative Practices
PART II: THE SCIENCE OF TEACHING
Chapter 5. Brain Science 101: What Teachers Need to Know
The What: What the Brain Can Tell Us
The Why: The Expanding Role of Cognitive Science in Classroom Practice
The How: Brainy Teaching
The Where: Resources for Brainy Teaching
Chapter 6. Evidence-Based Instruction
The What: Evidence-based Teaching Strategies
The Why: Where's the Evidence?
The How: Teaching Smarter
The Where: Resources for Evidence-based Teaching Strategies
PART III: TOOLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Chapter 7. Project-Based Learning
The What: Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century
The Why: The Power of Project-Based Learning
The How: Classroom Integration of Project-Based Learning
The Where: Resources for Project-Based Learning
Chapter 8. The Digital Revolution in Education
The What: Blended Learning Pedagogies
The Why: What is the Evidence for Digital Learning?
The How: Employing Digital Tools in the Classroom
The Where: Resources for Digital Learning
Regarding the Heart of Teaching
Regarding the Science of Teaching
Regarding Your Ability to Make a Difference
About the Author