Author Name: Dr. Patricia Wolfe

    Posted: December 2, 2019

    Course: EDUC 714Q Student Learning and the Brain

    Paragraph: My name is Pat Wolfe. My book is used in a course offered at Professional Development Courses from the University of La Verne. I began my career as a teacher and have taught all grade levels in some capacity.  I moved from the classroom and spent eight years in a program which trained teachers and administrators in effective teaching and curricular design throughout the state of California.  At age 50, I received my doctorate from the University of La Verne, and soon after created my corporation, Mind Matters.  My goal has been to translate current neuroscience for educators, focusing on the applications and implications for the classroom.   Over the past 30 years, I have presented seminars, workshops, and keynote addresses, etc. to thousands of educators in 58 countries and every state of the U.S.  I am now semi-retired and live in a retirement community in Napa, California.

    It is my hope that by studying the brain and learning more about how it works, educators will be able to make informed decisions regarding selection of the curriculum and teaching strategies rather than relying on publishers to make these decisions for them.  I also hope that educators will continue to read and study new research as it becomes available in order to provide the best education possible for their students.

    I am listening to your Laureate Education (Producer). (2015b). Brain research and learning [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author. I find you very funny and quite captivating. Thank you!
    commented by Carrie Martin - May 5, 2020

    Very fascinating book. Easy to follow, and it had practical application to my classroom. Highly recommend.
    commented by Dan - February 6, 2020

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