Former middle school teacher turned university professor and co-author of critically acclaimed Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn.
I “survived" and thrived through 14 years of teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in rural and urban public schools.While teaching, I continued my education because that’s what we teacher geeks do. When I finished my doctorate in education, I was recruited to complete postdoctoral training in neuroscience. What a game changer!
Teacher! Researcher, Author.
! = Excited about and love, love, love what I do!
, = Always adding to our body of knowledge,
. = No piece of writing is ever done; it's just due.
As a proud first-generation college graduate, when I earned my bachelor’s degree in the 1990s, I never imagined I would be a published author for Penguin Random House! And I never imagined I would be a top-rated instructor on Coursera, the world’s largest and most successful Massive, Open (free!), Online, Course (MOOC). I keep asking myself, how did I get here?
When one of the country’s top neuroscientists and a New York Times best-selling author asks you to coauthor a book linking neuroscience with teaching, what do you do?
October 18, 2018
Barb and Beth first meet in Bloomsburg, PA.