In Hearts and Minds Matter, Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong we believe that every teacher can reach every child. And we know that this can only be achieved through focusing our teaching through the heart. Academic success is important, but it cannot be accomplished without attending to the social-emotional needs of each child and what they bring to the classroom.
Through this book, we share the pertinent theory and practice that we knoware most relevant and impactful in the classrooms of today. We will prepare all teachers to create learning environments that will develop academic skills and social-emotional attributes in all of their students.
The essence of our journey through this book is the interweaving of approaches that nurture both the heart and the mind.
We know the difference that teachers can make and how the work they do is one of the most important in society. Who else has the opportunity to “mold” human development and future generations the way that teachers do? What a gift they all give to the world!