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"This book will encourage many educators to teach 21st century students via 21st century policies and practices that are grounded in the dramatic advances occurring in the cognitive neurosciences."
“One of the central components of Hardiman’s remarkable book is creativity—the ability to generate something new. Promoting the development of this unique attribute is critically important for the success of our students, and I applaud Dr. Hardiman for showing that neuroscience can and should inform the process of education.”
"Teachers will find the content valuable and can implement the Brain-Targeting Teaching concept very easily."
“This book is a tour de force, providing not only a comprehensive understanding of cognitive and neuroscience research, but also a well-constructed model providing teachers with the practical tools they need to integrate it into their classrooms. Dr. Hardiman has become a leading authority in the emerging field of Neuroeducation."
"Mariale Hardiman offers a unique model that teachers can use to assess the extent to which they are considering brain-friendly concepts when they plan their lessons."
“Dr. Hardiman provides clear explanations of what is currently known about the functions of the human brain, along with practical examples of ways to apply these understandings in the classroom. With this book she offers a significant contribution to the field of education.”
"The emphasis on integrating the arts with content areas is timely and welcome. An additional strength are the examples from 'expert teachers' which show how the model can be implemented while addressing curriculum standards."
“Dr. Hardiman's Brain-Targeted Teaching Model is one of the most powerful and research-based methods of achieving greater learning retention—its focus on the arts and creative problem-solving moves teaching from traditional 'drill and kill' methods to one that engages students for the demands of 21st century teaching and learning.”
"This book provides a teacher-friendly model that teachers can use to establish student-friendly classroom environments and effective teaching strategies and activities."
“The Brain-Targeted teaching model has informed my teaching in so many ways. I love the model’s infusion of the arts as the arts lend themselves to creative expression for all children. There is no question that the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model enhanced the quality of my teaching."
"The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools has much to offer all educators. The book contains a wealth of knowledge from cognitive and neuroscience and presents it in a way that is accurate and accessible. Hardiman’s work creates a vision of education in which scientific discoveries about thinking and learning are taken full advantage of."
“The Brain Targeted Teaching model provides a framework for teaching that makes sense not only in K-12 but also in higher education settings. I hope to continue spreading the word that higher education coursework can be significantly enhanced by using the tenets of Brain-Targeted Teaching.”
"Few educators bring Dr. Hardiman’s ability, experience, and scholarliness to the increasingly rich exchange between educators and neuroscientists. She has succinctly synthesized a large body of information into a must-read for educators, researchers, and anyone else interested in how neuroscience and cognitive science can make a difference in the classroom."
“Brain Targeted Teaching provides teachers with the structure to plan thoughtful, intentional, arts-integrated units. The clear explanation of neuro and cognitive research allows teachers to develop a connection between the research and best practices. Our school is very excited about using this book as our means of instructional practice.”
"Hardiman’s book provides a practical way for educators to operationalize theoretical principles, and teach in a way that can effectively engage students on different and meaningful levels. The research and strategies presented in this book emphasize the very important notion of supporting students’ personal, social, and academic development and achievement."
Book fits in with most parts of the course that I teach. I may use it for a second course that I am developing, which will starting fall 2013