Martha Kaufeldt is a consultant, coach, author and keynote speaker. She specialises in curriculum development, differentiated instruction, school restructuring, assessment and brain-compatible learning strategies. Martha began her research of brain-compatible teaching and learning strategies while working with several school districts to develop gifted, talented and extended-learning programs. She delivers motivational presentations and dynamic workshops that address the fundamentals of brain-compatible learning and differentiated instruction for all grade levels. Her particular strengths address differentiated instructional strategies for diverse classrooms, including ideas for addressing gifted and talented students and second language learners.
She has taught a variety of grades at the elementary level and language arts programs in middle and high schools. For her work in the San Francisco Bay area, Martha was awarded the Mason-McDuffie-Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.
Martha’s best-selling book Begin With the Brain: Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom is in its second edition. Her book Teachers, Change Your Bait! Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction provides teachers with a “tackle box” of instructional strategies.
Martha earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in human behaviour from City University.