Hearts and Minds Matter
Creating Learning Environments Where all Students Belong
Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong delves deeply into the many positive attributes of inclusion, understanding that human potential is boundless, given the right learning environments. To inspire this potential, human beings need to feel they belong in a safe place; only then, can they survive, thrive and become resilient adults.
People can and will make a difference in a world given the right circumstances. Grounded in research on:
1) human needs and wants,
2) emotional intelligence (EQ),
3) brain-compatible learning, and
4) resilience, this book provides educators with the foundation necessary to understand the power of belonging in safe, inclusive classrooms.
In these powerful learning environments, students will maximize their academic and social-emotional skills with trust and confidence. Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong, gives educators a balance of theory and practice with a wide variety of engaging strategies, tactics and skills that can be immediately embedded into the classrooms of today. This book is an invaluable resource for all educational stakeholders including teachers, school administrators, classroom support personnel and parents.
The authors provide a delightful balance of theory and practice that play off each other. A rich variety of practical ideas and processes are provided to build that ‘interpersonal intelligence’ into the teaching and learning process. Importantly, they also look at current brain research to add to the relevancy of their work.
What a gift the Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong resource is for all educators who are committed to building inclusive, successful learning environments where all children thrive! Accessible strategies, research and tools are introduced to expertly address topics such as student resilience, emotional intelligence, trauma-informed practice, and mindfulness. Congratulations to the outstanding authors, Jackie Eldridge and Denise McLafferty, for this indispensable, timely resource.
Following the best practices, strategies, and suggestions in Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong ensures that every child in the classroom is understood, valued, and included. Jackie Eldridge and Denise McLafferty are advocates for all students and this shines through in this book
This textbook has been amazing, and I have been learning so much!