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.
Explores the transformative power of SEL on student learning and well-being.
Highlights the critical importance of the teacher-student relationship in the classroom.
Illustrates how teacher feedback can assist students in developing a growth mindset.
Brings voices of real teachers in each chapter who share their application of the chapter’s ideas, and their positive results with their students.
Lists targeted book, website, and video resources in each chapter with more examples and information to support teachers’ implementation.
Examines the implications of current research in neuroscience for classroom teaching.
Describes evidence-based models of teaching and how they positively affect student engagement and learning.
Shows how to support project-based and other student-led learning while connecting to standards.
Describes how to use blogs, podcasts, and an array of web tools to promote engaged learning.
“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
From the Author
C. Bobbi Hansen is associate professor in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego.