Inspired Educator Inspired Learner, a Team-Building and Social-Emotional Learning Games and Activities Resources
Inspired Educator Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community, and Create Lasting Lessons
by Jennifer Stanchfield
A successful and rewarding approach to teaching and learning can be created by connecting the dots between experiential education theory and methods, brain-based research, differentiation or personalized instruction, social-emotional learning, 21st century career readiness, and a strength-based attitude toward teaching.
Inspired Educator Inspired Learner explores experiential, brain-based techniques for engaging learners emotionally, physically and intellectually in academic or training content while practicing important social-emotional skills and building a positive, productive, and supportive learning community. Educators will find creative strategies to differentiate instruction and cultivate 21st century learning—strategies that will get participants moving, talking, reflecting and keep them engaged with multiple pathways to learning, reviewing, and synthesizing lessons. The innovative reflective techniques offered throughout increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and create connections between educational experiences and real life.
“For years, Jennifer Stanchfield has shown an avid interest in modern brain research and how it applies to what teachers and learners do together. Here she has brought together cognitive science, neuroscience, and education to achieve a synthesis that will intrigue many educators.”
—Sam Wang, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton University
“Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner is inspiring! A helpful synthesis of some of the most important principles, trends, and practices education now needs to help all students be successful in the 21st century.”
—Bernie Trilling, 21st Century Learning Advisor, co-author of 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times