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BOOKS in EDUCATION

2016

NORTON BOOKS in EDUCATION


Dear Reader,
W. W. Norton is proud to present Norton Books in Education, essential
resources for teachers, superintendents, professional development/In-Service
trainers, curriculum supervisors, school psychologists, and anyone invested in
the meaningful education of students. These books provide educators with
new skills and groundbreaking techniques from some of the most gifted
teachers and researchers working today.
The books described in these pages cover a broad spectrum of crucial subjects related to
education, including topics in mindful education; social and emotional learning; Mind, Brain,
and Education science; brain-based teaching practices; classroom management; student mental
health; and more.
Here you will find interdisciplinary explorations into the complex connections between brain
and mind, social relationships and attachment, and meaningful learning.Youll find techniques
to end bullying, revolutionary approaches to note-taking, and insights into neurodevelopmental
disorders in students.Youll find the cutting-edge ideas and tools that can inspire and transform
the way we teach students of all ages and developmental stages.
If you have any thoughts or comments about our books, we would be pleased to hear from you.
A. Deborah Malmud
Vice President, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
dmalmud@wwnorton.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS
MINDFULNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

STUDENT WELL-BEING and


MENTAL HEALTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

SPECIAL EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT and


STUDENT BEHAVIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE of
EDUCATION SERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
FORTHCOMING BOOKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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MINDFULNESS
THE WAY OF MINDFUL EDUCATION
Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students
DANIEL RECHTSCHAFFEN, Foreword by JON KABAT-ZINN
This book has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students,
and the life of the school itself, as well as education in America.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the Foreword
 Daniel Rechtschaffen offers educators the tools to develop classrooms and

schools that cultivate attention while promoting kindness toward ourselves


and others. . . . [A] low-risk, high-reward approach to helping teachers and
students manage the stresses that impact their daily performance . . . worthy of
consideration by any school leader who values the emotional needs of students
and staff members. Principal magazine, from the National Association of
Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are looking for new ways to help
students concentrate, learn, and thrive.This book is a practical guide for cultivating attention, compassion,
and well-being not only in students, but also in teachers themselves. Decades of research indicate the
impressive benefits of mindfulness in social, emotional, and cognitive development, and as an antidote to
emotional dysregulation, stress, attention deficits, and social difficulties. Packed with lesson plans, exercises,
and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this cutting-edge manual
demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70895-0 2014 352 pages Hardcover $24.95

THE MINDFUL EDUCATION WORKBOOK


Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students
DANIEL RECHTSCHAFFEN
This workbook offers a structured curriculum of classroom-ready lessons,
practices, and worksheets for actualizing the powerful educational paradigm of
student mindfulness. Educators and administrators can use this workbookrich
with simple, effective lessons, tips, charts, checklists, and worksheets developed
through Daniel Rechtschaffens extensive work with students and teachers in
schools worldwideto support the implementation of mindfulness-based lessons
at school and cultivate mindful attributes like attention, compassion, and wellbeing in students.
Contents include: How Does Mindfulness Work? Mindfulness Lessons for
Teachers Setting Up a Personal Practice The Art of Introspection Ways to Engage our Audience
Nurturing a Mindful Environment A Developmental Mindfulness Model Diversity and Inclusion TraumaSensitive Mindfulness Mindfulness Lessons for the Classroom: Learning Objectives; Mindful Lesson Layout;
The Five Realms of Mindful Literacy; Integration Practices A Day in the Life of a Mindful Class Creating
Your Own Mindfulness Lessons Worksheet Recommendations from Mindful Education Leaders
ISBN: 978-0-393-71046-5 February 2016Pre-order Now! 256 pages Hardcover $22.95

MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS


Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
PATRICIA A. JENNINGS, Foreword by DANIEL J. SIEGEL
[Jennings] careful research on how teachers can employ mindfulness in the
classroom is vital to the field. This book . . . can help teachers continually find
the spirit of joy and engagement that brought them to teaching in the first
place. Mindful magazine
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most
demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven
mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom,
cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize both their teaching
and their students knowledge acquisition. Drawing on basic and applied research
in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education, as well as the authors
extensive experience as a mindfulness practitioner, teacher, and scientist, it
includes exercises in mindfulness, emotional awareness, movement, listening, and
more, all with real-time classroom applications.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70807-3 2015 256 pages Paperback $22.95
Also available:

THE INVISIBLE CLASSROOM: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School


KIRKE OLSON, Foreword by LOUIS COZOLINO
See page 10.

STUDENT WELL-BEING and MENTAL HEALTH


CHILDREN WHO FAIL AT SCHOOL BUT SUCCEED AT LIFE
Lessons from Lives Well-Lived
MARK KATZ
As readers will learn in this book, some children who fail at school but succeed at life
are among the most resilient and resourceful. They include kids with ADHD; executive
function challenges; learning disabilities and behavioral differences; and those exposed
to trauma. Yet they fail at school, often even with gifted teachers. So what was missed?
In his new book, Mark Katz shows us how these children can provide us entirely new
remedies for preventing or overcoming exposure to a range of adverse childhood
experiences. Teachers will find strategies and skills to help these kids. They will learn
to understand resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to
risk but later triumphed.
ISBN: 978-0-393-71141-7 April 2016Pre-order Now! 384 pages Hardcover
$42.00

THE TEACHERS GUIDE TO STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH


WILLIAM DIKEL
[A] unique and necessary tool for general and special education teachers,
student support service providers, and school administrators. . . . Guidelines
for establishing school and district mental health plans offer a valuable
contribution to the field. . . . a must-read!
Nancy Lever, PhD, & Sharon Stephan, PhD, Co-Directors, Center for School
Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Twenty percent of children and adolescents have a mental health disorder, and in
five percent the disorder is severe. From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism
spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses,
this practical book is the first comprehensive print resource for teachers on how
mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at
school, and how they affect students emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn.
Educators will learn how to communicate effectively with their school teams (and
student families) to ensure that school mental health staff (psychologists, social workers, counselors, and
nurses) will be able to provide appropriate interventions for students in need.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70864-6 2014 320 pages Hardcover $32.00

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN THE CLASSROOM


A Teachers Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students
NADJA REILLY
[P]rovides suggestions to build resilience and teach self-regulation in order to
help kids to succeed in school and beyond. . . . [T]his is a thoughtful, invaluable
bookand should be required reading for anyone working with school-aged
children. PsychCentral
 nxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health problems for
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young students, and can be particularly hard to detect and support. In this book, the
first of its kind for teachers, Nadja Reilly lays out with richly detailed examples the
signs to look for so educators can direct their students to help and ensure emotional
wellness in the classroom. Grounded in recent psychological research and practical
self-regulation tools, Reilly also opens her coverage into nourishing emotional wellness
in all students, communicating with parents, and schoolwide mental health advocacy.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70872-1 2015 320 pages Paperback $27.95

8 KEYS TO RECOVERY FROM AN EATING DISORDER


Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal
Experience
CAROLYN COSTIN AND GWEN SCHUBERT GRABB
Foreword by BABETTE ROTHSCHILD

The authors of this bookone a former patient of the other, now a therapist
herselfboth have their own histories battling an eating disorder. Interweaving
personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship,
their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes
to successfully overcome this challenge. With great compassion and clinical
expertise, Costin and Grabb walk readers through the ins and outs of the recovery
process, clarifying the commonly associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and
shame, and, most importantly, providing motivation to seek help if you have been
discouraged, resistant, or afraid.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70695-6 2011 294 pages Paperback $19.95

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT and STUDENT BEHAVIOR


DIFFICULT STUDENTS AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE
CLASSROOM
Teacher Responses That Work
VANCE AUSTIN and DANIEL SCIARRA
This book presents attachment-based strategies for reaching and teaching disruptive,
difficult, and emotionally challenged students. It addresses the most common
problem behaviors encountered in the classroom, offering not just problemspecific best practices but an attachment-based foundation of sound principles.
It empowers educators to act wisely when problem behaviors occur, improve their
relationships with students, and teach with greater success and confidence.
Contents: Introduction: A Manifesto for Becoming a Good Teacher 1. Attachment
Theory and Its Application to Good Teaching 2. Principles of Pedagogy for Teachers
of Students with Challenging Behaviors 3. Teaching Children with Disruptive
Disorders 4. Teaching Children with Anxiety Disorders 5. Teaching Children with
Depression as Presented in the Classroom 6. Teaching Children with Eating Disordered Behavior as Presented
in the Classroom 7. Teaching Children Who Bully and Are Bullied 8. Teaching Children Who Are Victims of
Bias in the Classroom 9. Teaching Children Who Are Survivors of Suicide 10. Teaching Children with High
Functioning Autism (HFA) and Social Skill Deficits 11. Teaching Children with Impulsivity Chapter 12. Conclusion
ISBN: 978-0-393-70754-0 August 2016Pre-order Now! 352 pages Hardcover $29.95

BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND


OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS
The Developmental Approach
DIANE CULLINANE
This book offers a structured, efficacy-proven model to responding when a child
with a disability has a behavioral challenge: attune, help, and recover. Educators
will learn how to use the Developmental Approach to understand the many
variables involved in the behavior of a child with special needs, effectively respond
to a challenging behavior in the moment, and create a long-term milestone plan
to support developmental and behavioral progress. By implementing the methods
and practices presented in this book, educators will help students with autism and
other special needs decrease unwanted behaviors and relate with others.
Contents: Introduction Part I: Understanding Behavior from a Developmental
Perspective 1. The Developmental Approach 2. Developmental Capacities
3. Individual Differences 4. Relationships Part II: Responding to Challenging Behavior 5. The Initial
Response: What to Do in the Moment 6. Step 1: Attune and Organize 7. Step 2: Help 8. Step 3: Recover,
Review, Repair, Rehearse Part III: Developing a Long-Term Plan 9. Creating a Plan 10. Incorporating Play
11. Charting the Course of Treatment 12. Achieving Developmental and Behavioral Goals
ISBN: 978-0-393-70925-4 August 2016Pre-order Now! 352 pages Hardcover $37.95

8 KEYS TO END BULLYING


Strategies for Parents & Schools
SIGNE WHITSON, Foreword by BABETTE ROTHSCHILD
[A]n excellent set of tools to help young people deal with bullying . . . Whitson
goes beyond the expected . . . providing exercises, questions to consider,
and practical strategies to help victims, bystanders, and even bullies. . . . A
necessary read for parents and teachers. Publishers Weekly
Groundbreaking books have peered into the psychology of bullying and the
cultural climate thatseemingly now more than evergives rise to such cruelty
and aggression. But few have been able to synthesize what we know into 8
simple, targeted keys that equip educators and parents with practical strategies
to tackle the issue head-on. This book answers that call.
Social media bullyingand the recent tragedies stemming from ithas given
the widespread problem a new dimension. While no magic cure-all exists, adults
can learn and implement all sorts of quick and easy techniques that can make a huge difference in the lives
of kids. In 8 core strategies, this book lays them out, from establishing meaningful connections with kids to
creating a positive school climate, addressing cyberbullying, building social-emotional competence, reaching
out to bullies, empowering bystanders, and much more.
Contents: Introduction 1. Know Bullying When You See Bullying 2. Establish Connections With Kids 3. Stop
Bullying Whenever You See Bullying 4. Deal Directly With Cyberbullying 5. Build Social and Emotional
Competence 6. Turn Bystanders Into Buddies 7. Reach Out to Kids Who Bully 8. Keep the Conversation
Going Resources
ISBN: 978-0-393-70928-5 2014 240 pages Paperback $19.95

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS
THE ABCS OF HOW WE LEARN
26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and
When to Use Them
DANIEL L. SCHWARTZ, JESSICA M. TSANG, and KRISTEN P. BLAIR
Teachers want to be more effective, but often dont know how. This book offers 26
scientifically-proven learning techniques and patterns of instruction that will yield
results. From A is for analogy to Z is for sleep, this book covers the learning
mechanic and expected learning outcome. Each chapter introduces a learning
mechanic, explains how and why it works; discusses the strengths and benefits of using
it; and gives examples for teachers to implement it in their classrooms.

Learning mechanics covered: analogy; belonging; contrasting cases; deliberate


practice; elaboration; feedback; generation; hands on; imaginative play; just in time
telling; knowledge; learning and sharing; making; norms; observation; participation;
question driven; reward; self-explanation; teaching; undoing; visualization; worked
examples; eXcitement; yes I can; sleep.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70926-1 July 2016Pre-order Now! 288 pages Hardcover $24.95

VISUAL NOTE-TAKING FOR EDUCATORS


A TEACHERS GUIDE TO STUDENT CREATIVITY
WENDI PILLARS
Wendi Pillars has done a masterful job of showing how and why we
teachers and our students can benefit from applying a learning and
note-taking strategy many of us dont know much about. And, happily,
its a strategy that involves drawing, which our students are happy to
do! Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week teacher advice columnist, author
of Helping Students Motivate Themselves
Whether in elementary school or high school, neuroscience has shown that visual learning is a very effective
way to retain information. The techniques in this book will help you work with your students in novel ways
to retain information. Visual note-taking can be used with diverse learners, all ages, and those who have no
drawing experience. Teachers are provided with a library of images and concepts to steal, tweak, and use in
any way in their classrooms. The book is liberally illustrated with student examples from elementary and high
school students alike.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70845-5 2016 192 pages Paperback $17.95

THINKING AT EVERY DESK


Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom
DEREK CABRERA and LAURA COLOSI
During a time of budget cuts, fads, and educational contraction, Cabrera and
Colosi have forever changed the intellectual trajectory of our students. They
have proven that you dont need a miracle when you have a method.
John Z. Nittolo, Superintendent, Green Hills School
Designed to transform teaching practice, this book provides the tools to
understand thinking patterns and how learning actually happens, empowers kids
to explore new ways of building knowledge, and allows teachers, administrators,
and curriculum planners to structure learning in the most meaningful way possible.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70756-4 2012 160 pages Paperback $19.95

TRANSFORMING YOUR TEACHING


Practical Classroom Strategies Informed by Cognitive Neuroscience
KIMBERLY CARRAWAY
Finally a user-friendly book to help teachers of all grades! . . . I highly
recommend that faculty read this book . . . it will be one of the most meaningful
and productive professional development opportunities a school can provide
to their faculty. Matthew Treat, Director of the Academic Support Program,
Hopkins School
Kimberly Carraway, a leading educator and teacher of teachers, summarizes the
most essential principles of how the brain learns and unpacks hundreds of ready-touse applications of research in the classroom, translating the science into teaching
strategies and learning activities that optimize student outcomes. With brain-based
tips for instructional design, knowledge assessment, and the enhancement of learning skills like time management,
note-taking, attention, reading comprehension, organization, and memory, this user-friendly book will empower
teachers, administrators, and parents to maximize retention and classroom success for their K-12 students.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70631-4 2014 464 pages Paperback $29.95

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

MAKING CLASSROOMS BETTER


50 Practical Applications of Mind, Brain, and Education Science
TRACEY TOKUHAMA-ESPINOSA
This is a must-read for every educator who is willing to question and enhance
their practice to deliver a better, research-based curriculum with improved
methods for the benefit of their students. Elizabeth Helfant, Upper School
Coordinator of Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country
Day School (MICDS), Missouri
Chosen as one of InformEDs must-reads, this book goes beyond neuroscience
explanations of learning to demonstrate exactly what works in the classroom and
why. The first half provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain,
and Education perspective, and the second half shares 50 ready-to-use, evidencebased classroom best practices that have a proven positive impact on student
success. Well-researched and accessible, this essential resource offers highly
effective methods that teachers, administrators, parents, and curriculum planners can easily use.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70813-4 2014 440 pages Paperback $29.95

MIND, BRAIN, AND EDUCATION SCIENCE


A Comprehensive Guide to the New Brain-Based Teaching
TRACEY TOKUHAMA-ESPINOSA, Foreword by JUDY WILLIS
[A]n artful exploration of this new field and a well-researched study into its
history, rudimentary framework, and possibilities . . . giving readers a very
comprehensive background in brain-based educations developmental path
. . . While impeccably researched and meaty, this work is written so it can be
readily understood by educators from all levels . . . Recommended. CHOICE
This book defines the field of brain-based teaching, elegantly separating wellestablished information from neuromyths to help teachers split the wheat from
the chaff in classroom planning, instruction, and teaching methodology. Readers
will also find models for interpreting new data and implementing effective
classroom settings.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70607-9 2010 464 pages Paperback $34.95

TEACHING AND THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN


An Educators Guide
JEB SCHENCK
[A] masterpiece. . . . This must-have resource should be placed into the
hands of every teacher who wishes to ensure the academic success of his
or her students. Sal Lentini, Stony Brook University, School of Professional
Development
Master educator and memory researcher Jeb Schenck uses cognitive neuroscience
to rethink traditional teaching methods and offer strategies and skills to get inside
the brains of adolescents and teach them most effectively. Drawing from research
on multiple intelligences and the huge array of learning styles among adolescent
learners, this indispensable guide will help teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners reach students in a new
and positive way.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70621-5 2011 400 pages Paperback $37.00

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM


PATTY OGRADY
There is a growing consensus in thoughtful schools about the advantages of
incorporating positive psychology into teaching and learning. Now we have a
guide to implementing this approach at the earliest stages. This book is a mustread for parents and teachers who seek guidance in finding a students strengths
rather than focusing on learning deficiencies. Patrick F. Bassett, President,
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
This book presents the basics of positive psychology to educators, administrators,
and curriculum planners and provides interactive resources to enrich teachers
proficiency when using positive psychology in the classroom. OGrady highlights the
importance of teaching the whole child: encouraging social awareness and positive
relationships, fostering self-motivation, and emphasizing social and emotional
learning. Through the use of positive psychology in the classroom, children can learn
to be more emotionally aware of their own and others feelings, use their strengths to engage academically and
socially, pursue meaningful lives, and accomplish their personal goals.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70758-8 2013 384 pages Paperback $29.95

SPECIAL EDUCATION
NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
A Definitive Guide for Educators
FRANK E. VARGO, EdD
Most educators will repeatedly encounter children or youth with neurological
disorders in their daily practice, though many are not trained in working with
these students. They need a compact, comprehensive, and comprehensible
guide to neurological syndromes. Frank Vargo provides this guide.
Neurodevelopmental Disorders excellently masters the balancing act of
providing well-grounded information in an easy-to-read format. Well done!
Matthias Grnke, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education
and Rehabilitation, University of Cologne
Neurodevelopmental Disorders is the book the education field has been waiting
for! Every professional in the field of special education needs to read it.
Teresa Allissa Citro, Chief Executive Officer, Learning Disabilities Worldwide

Neurodevelopmental disorders, newly defined in the DSM-V, represent a range of developmental deficits in
learning and communication in young children that educators regularly encounter, and must address, in their
classrooms. These conditionsincluding reading and language disabilities, intellectual disabilities, executive
function disorders, autism spectrum disorders, motor disorders, and othersfrequently underlie a range of
learning deficits and disabilities that manifest as problems in learning and academic achievement.
Outlining the learning disorders from a teachers perspective, this book offers a practical understanding for
educators, with a focus on recent research on educationally based neurocognitive development and processes.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70943-8 2015 384 pages Hardcover $29.95

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT


MARCIE YEAGER and DANIEL YEAGER
[A] significant contribution to the field! . . . This book is undoubtedly a valuable
and practical guide . . . for parents, teachers, and anyone who works with
children. Perhaps, more importantly, it offers hope for children and families
who struggle with the challenging difficulties associated with delayed selfregulation. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Marcie Yeager and Daniel Yeager provide a framework for teachers, parents,
pediatricians, and therapists to help children with developmental and other issues
become more independent. The authors explain concepts clearly and provide
concrete tips to help kids get through everyday activities. PsychCentral
This invaluable resource is a brain-based approach to helping kids stay focused
and achieve. It details effective treatment practices for children with executive
function difficulties. Executive functions (EF) involve mental processes such as
working memory, response inhibition, shifting focus, cognitive flexibility, selfmonitoring, and goal orientation. Poor EF can result in behavioral and attentional problems in school. Marcie
and Daniel Yeagers dynamic interventions provide external support in a planned and systematic manner,
allowing children to compensate for difficulties and grow in their ability to intentionally regulate their
thoughts, emotions, and behavior.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70764-9 2013 272 pages Hardcover $24.95

SENSORY PROCESSING CHALLENGES


Effective Clinical Work with Kids & Teens
LINDSEY BIEL
[A] must-have resource for psychologists, clinicians, educators, and
administrators in need of a comprehensive, clear explanation of the sensory
system and current research in the field . . . Lindsey Biel has once again raised
the bar with this indispensable resource guide for professionals to foster
resiliency, self-advocacy, and success in the children and parents coping with
sensory-related needs. Topher Collier, PsyD, ABSNP, Director of School
Culture and Student Success; Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist,
Avenues New York
Many children and teens suffer from sensory challenges, meaning that they
have unusual reactions to certain sensory experiences that most of us find
commonplace. Accompanying these sensory issuesthe full-blown version of
which is called sensory processing disorder (SPD)can be a range of behavioral problems like OCD and
anxiety, and more severely, autism spectrum disorders.
This book equips readers with all the information they need to know to accurately identify sensory sensitivities
in children: how to pay attention to sensory issues and recognize when a child is struggling; how these issues
factor into the behavioral problems at hand; and how best to partner with the right professionals to help kids
at home and in school.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70834-9 2014 272 pages Hardcover $32.95

SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE of EDUCATION SERIES

The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education


LOUIS J. COZOLINO and MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG, Series Editors
The Norton Series on the Social Neuroscience of Education publishes cutting-edge books that provide
interdisciplinary explorations into the complex connections between brain and mind, social relationships and
attachment, and meaningful learning. Drawing on evidence from the latest research in education, affective
and social neuroscience, complex systems, anthropology, and psychology, these books will help educators and
administrators better understand how the relationships among educators, students, and the environments they
create within classrooms and schools promote brain development, support psychological health, and enhance
emotional intelligence. A seamless integration of up-to-date science with the art of teaching, the books in the
series present theory and practical classroom applications based in solid science, human compassion, cultural
awareness, and respect for each student and teacher.

EMOTIONS, LEARNING, AND THE BRAIN


Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience
MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG
Foreword by Howard Gardner, Afterword by Antonio Damasio

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain is the book we have all being waiting for:
relevant, rigorous and, yes, revolutionary. It is the book every teacher and
parent, every policy maker and researcher, and every citizen concerned with
the future of American education should read. Marcelo M. Surez-Orozco,
Wasserman Dean & Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School
of Education & Information Studies
This book is like the planning document for the revolution of affective
neuroscience, which has transformed our understanding of what makes humans
tick: our drives, frailties, loves, andthrough Immordino-Yangs brilliant
workhow we learn. Emotion and reason are not separate, as weve figured
since antiquity; they are deeply intertwined, as are the mind and body. Here,
Immordino-Yang and her colleagues, including the disciplines godfather, Antonio Damasio, explain it all,
with reason and passion. Ron Suskind, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Life, Animated: A
Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism
In this ground-breaking collection, Mary Helen Immordino-Yangan affective neuroscientist, human
development psychologist and former public school teacherpresents a decade of work with the potential
to revolutionize educational theory and practice by deeply enriching our understanding of the complex
connection between emotion and learning.
Scientific understanding of the influence of emotions on thinking and learning has undergone a major
transformation in recent years. In particular, a revolution in neuroscience over the past decade has overturned
early notions that emotions interfere with learning, revealing instead that emotion and cognition are
supported by heavily interdependent neurological processes. This has important implications for education
and pedagogy. It offers insights into how, when, and why students learn meaningfully (or dont), how
technology, culture, and social relationships shape learning, and how teachers can understand and utilize
emotions more productively in the classroom. Here, these insights are illuminated for those who need them
most: classroom teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners.
What are feelings, and how does the brain support them? What role do feelings play in the brains learning
process? This book unpacks these crucial questions and many more, including the neurobiological,
developmental and evolutionary origins of creativity, facts and myths about mirror neurons, and how the
perspective of social and affective neuroscience can inform the design of learning technologies.
Emotions, Learning, and the Brain is the educators foray into the neurobiology of emotion. It is a gamechanging book that will transform the way teachers think about learning.
MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG, EdD, is an Associate Professor of Education, Psychology, and
Neuroscience at the University of Southern California (USC), where she conducts research at the Brain and
Creativity Institute and teaches at the USC Rossier School of Education. She has received numerous national
awards for her research, communication of science to the public, and societal impact.
Immordino-Yang is among an elite list of American scholars named by education policy maven Rick Hess of
the American Enterprise Institute in his 2014 Edu-Scholar rankings of those whose work has most influenced
the national discourse on education.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70981-0 2016 208 pages Hardcover $35.00

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Cozolino has the brain of a teacher, the heart of a therapist, and the writing talents of a master storyteller.
No one has made interpersonal neurobiology more relevant to education. Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD,
co-author, The Scientist in the Crib; Director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences

ATTACHMENT-BASED TEACHING
Creating a Tribal Classroom
LOUIS COZOLINO
Louis Cozolinos ability to explain and show the relevance and application of
complex neurobiology, psychology, and social anthropology is without equal. Dr.
Cozolino is able to inform, inspire, illustrate, and provoke practical and realistic
ways to improve education and touch the lives of a new generation.
Sam Crowell, EdD, co-author of Emergent Teaching; faculty member for the
UNESCO Chair of Education for Sustainable Development with the Earth Charter
Human brains are social, and a students ability to learn is deeply influenced by the
quality of his or her attachment to teachers and peers. Secure attachment ensures
our overall well-being and optimizes learning by enhancing motivation, regulating
anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. This book presents a classroom model of secure
attachment, exploring how teacher-student rapport is central to creating supportive,
tribal classrooms and school communities. An ideal text for teacher education and training, and even teacher-parent
workshops, this book applies laboratory findings from cognitive neuroscience to the practicalities of the classroom.
ISBN: 978-0-393-70904-9 2014 288 pages Paperback $27.50

THE SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE OF EDUCATION


Optimizing Attachment and Learning in the Classroom
LOUIS COZOLINO, Foreword by DANIEL J. SIEGEL
What makes Cozolinos book stand out is its thoroughnessboth in recounting
the research and in making the connections to practical applications. . . . [A] guide
for teachers and anyone concerned with the state of education. Those wanting to
make the most of their teaching opportunities, whatever the context, would do
well to read this book and take its lessons to heart. Greater Good
Chosen as one of Greater Goods favorites of the year, this provocative book helps
administrators, curriculum planners, and teachers understand how the brain as a
social organism learns, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy
attachment patterns and resilient psyches. Louis Cozolino shows readers how an
understanding of social neurosciencethe ways in which our brains are hardwired
to connect with otherscan inform, impact, and radically change our approach to
education. He also investigates what good teachers do to stimulate minds and brains to learn, especially when
they succeed with difficult or unteachable students.
Topics include: How Brains Learn How Relationships Build and Rebuild Brains Connections Between Learning
and Stress How Insecure Attachment Creates Unteachable Students How Bullying Impedes Learning Why
Teachers Burn Out How Emotional Attunement Stimulates Learning Why Exploration Is So Important Why
Stories Are Essential for Learning Teaching Students About the Brain Building Tribal Classrooms
ISBN: 978-0-393-70609-3 2013 440 pages Hardcover $37.50

THE INVISIBLE CLASSROOM


Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School
KIRKE OLSON, Foreword by LOUIS COZOLINO
Dr. Olson provides insight, relevance, and useful methods for school
administrators, teachers, and parents. This book filters through the extensive
research [on brain development and cognition] and synthesizes what has been
learned in meaningful ways. Any educator picking up this book will find ready-touse strategies that can be utilized in the classroom the next day. Brian Balke,
Superintendent of Schools, Goffstown, New Boston, and Dunbarton, New Hampshire
There is more to a classroom than just a teacher and a group of students. All
classroom interactions have invisible neurobiological, emotional, and social
aspectsthe emotional histories of students, the teachers own background and
biography. In this book, Kirke Olson takes lessons from brain science, mindfulness,
and positive psychology to help teachers understand the full range of their students
school experiences. Using its classroom-ready resources, teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers can
make the invisible visible, turning human investment in their students into the best possible learning outcomes.
Topics include: Uncovering the Invisible Roots of Learning Being Safe and Feeling Safe: The Neurobiology
of Classroom Safety Classroom Relationships The Attentional Circuits of the Brain Explicit and Implicit
Memory Nurturing Student Strengths Mindfulness Classroom Culture
ISBN: 978-0-393-70757-1 2014 232 pages Paperback $21.95

Also available in the MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
Norton Series on the Social PATRICIA A. JENNINGS, Foreword by DANIEL J. SIEGEL
Neuroscience of Education: See page 3.

Forthcoming Books in Education


MINDFUL COLORING
DIANA ELISABETH DUBE
With an Introduction by DANIEL J. SIEGEL
ISBN: 978-0-393-71178-3

CLASSROOM YOGA BREAKS

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PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS FOR


THE WHOLE CHILD
An Educators Guide
CINDY TEREBUSH
ISBN: 978-0-393-71154-7

Brief Exercises to Create Calm


LOUISE GOLDBERG
ISBN: 978-0-393-71095-3

CONVERSATIONS FOR CARING KIDS

SCHOOL-BASED EMOTIONAL HEALTH CHECK-UP


FOR ADOLESCENTS

8 KEYS TO RECOVERY FROM AN EATING


DISORDER WORKBOOK

ANN VANDER STOEP and KELLY THOMPSON


ISBN: 978-0-393-70986-5

CAROLYN COSTIN and GWEN SCHUBERT GRABB


ISBN: 978-0-393-71128-8

SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE AND EDUCATION


SUCCESS FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM

HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO ADOLESCENT


MENTAL WELLNESS

SUSAN LARSON KIDD


ISBN: 978-0-393-71120-2

Complementary and Alternative Solutions to Common


Problems
NADA MILOSAVLJEVIC
ISBN: 978-0-393-71114-1

TRANSGENDER CHILDREN AND YOUTH


ELIJAH C. NEALY
ISBN: 978-0-393-71139-4

SHAUNA TOMINEY
ISBN: 978-0-393-71159-2

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