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The Student's Brain: The Parent/Teacher Manual

The Student's Brain: The Parent/Teacher Manual

Dr. Kathie F. Nunley

2003

Morris Publishing

Introduction

Dr. Nunley has an Ed.D. in Child and Youth Studies: Curriculum Development & Systemic Change, M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, and B.A. in Psychology. She is a mother of four and has personal experience with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dyslexia and Miracles. Her book succeeds in harnessing an enormous amount of brain research into an easy-to-understand and useful manual for parents and teachers.

Summary

Each chapter addresses a part of the brain, its function, and how parents, teachers and students might benefit from this knowledge. Chapter 11 addresses frequently asked questions about the brain. At the end of the book, readers will find a glossary of terms.

Recommendation

This is a must read for teachers, parents, and consultants who refer to brain research in their work and communications. Readers should note that this book was written in 2003, and information and research on the brain is evolving rapidly.

Book Review

This book is written in a conversational style, created from material Dr. Nunley used in her Brain Biology workshops. Dr. Nunley suggests searching biology textbooks for more accurate drawings if needed. Each chapter in this book deals with a certain part and function of the brain, and is illustrated with sketches and stories. Dr. Nunley's humour and writing style keep a complex topic interesting and relatable.