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, the book depicts classroom applications that link academic content and social–emotional learning (SEL) with examples at all year levels and all learning 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, The Science of Teaching and Tools for the 21st-Century.
Blending the latest research in education, neuroscience and cognitive psychology, this practical resource will help F–12 teachers create emotionally supportive classroom environments that make a positive difference in student learning.