While examining the practices of educators, leaders and managers, this book highlights the parts of thinking that go beyond the brain and is organized into 3 sections: Thinking with Our Bodies, Thinking with Our Surroundings and Thinking with our Relationships. It draws on findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists and shares insights on how to improve thinking in surprising and innovative ways. For example, the Salk Institute in California was architecturally designed to inspire creativity and collaboration amongst its researchers.
Isis Spann chats with Jon Orr about building a strong home-school connection in this episode of the Making Math Momentspodcast. She encourages teachers to invite families to be involved in their students' education with "We can't be afraid to have parents in our classrooms". Her goal is to elevate numeracy and to promote the love of Math among students and educators. Three cheers for her wish to balance Math with reading (which usually gets more time and focus especially in the early grades.)