An indispensable guide to brain-based learning. Diane Connell summarizes current brain research and discusses the implications for the classroom. She offers tools to identify learning styles and ideas for differentiating lessons and activities to engage all students. Covers brain development, multiple intelligences, information processing, emotional intelligence, and much more.
Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction
How can humor be applied by academic librarians to better teach information literacy? And why is humor such an effective teaching tool? This book provides a cross-disciplinary review of the literature regarding use of humor in tertiary education settings, and specifically in library science; explains its effectiveness for capturing and maintaining student attention when covering necessary subjects; and presents the invaluable personal experiences of instruction librarians across North America who regularly use humor in the classroom.
A Little Book of Listening Skills: 52 essential practices for profoundly loving yourself and other people is a book that teaches readers how to listen with ears and hearts and to transform their lives and the lives of others.
Based on the teachings of Kenneth Little Hawk, the renowned Mi’Kmaw First Nation storyteller, this book uses stories to explain how to tell stories. Each of the practical skills needed for storytelling is clearly illustrated through relevant stories from native tribes—“What the Fire Taught Us” teaches special effects, “Our Many Children” shows voice modulation, and “Little Thunder’s Wedding” offers techniques for formal stories.
Write Yourself: Creative Writing and Personal Development
Write Yourself is a complete introduction to facilitating creative writing for therapy or personal development, both with individuals and groups. Clear and practical, and with a strong theoretical base, it is also an essential handbook for individuals embarking on their own personal writing journeys.