Mariale Hardiman's work, uses a unique application of research from the fields of neurology and education to create a comprehensive teaching model. The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model provides a novel instructional framework that all educators, whether novice or experienced, could use to plan, implement, and assess a sound program of instruction. This book is a must not only for teachers, but for every school administrator who wants to be on the cutting edge of educational reform. (Dr. Joseph Procaccini)
Teachers who use the learning units in the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model will have a thorough framework for developing effective learning experiences for all students." (Linda Bluth and Gwyn Powell)
A compelling and readable book. (Baltimore's Child)
This book offers a revolutionary approach that connects the fields of education and brain research. The book is aimed at educators and gives specific examples on how to target different brain mechanisms when teaching. It describes associative learning mechanisms at each stage of a teaching model. This work is a welcome addition to current educational theory and practice as it lays the foundation for a new approach to teaching. (Dr. Steven Hsiao)
About the Author
Mariale M. Hardiman is assistant dean of Urban School Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Hardiman has also served for more than 30 years in the Baltimore City Public School System as a principal, staff developer, and teacher. Under her leadership, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School received numerous awards for continuous student achievement gains as well as its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
Dr. Hardiman earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola College and her doctorate from The Johns Hopkins University. Her book, Connecting Brain Research with Effective Teaching: The Brain Targeted Teaching Model (ScarecrowEducation, 2003) and article, Connecting Brain Research with Dimensions of Learning (Education Leadership, November, 2001) have generated widespread interest from educators worldwide. She is a frequent presenter at local, state, and national conferences. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; for more information on the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model, visit the web site www.braintargetedteaching.org