The Fantastic Elastic Brain:

by Betsy Schooley

Publisher: Betsy Schooley

Publication Date: September 26, 2018

ISBN: 9780999565926

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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In 2004, after thirty-four years of teaching, Betsy Schooley retired from the classroom—but her own education didn’t end there. In the years that followed, she became fascinated with the study of brain plasticity—a pursuit partly inspired by her own diagnosis with ADHD—and an entirely new world opened to her. The brain, she learned, was an organ that had the capacity to adapt; with the right interventions, it could fire up new neural pathways and make new connections. This new discovery would change the trajectory of her work.

The Fantastic Elastic Brain is a culmination of Schooley’s personal, teaching, and private-practice experience. Over the past twelve years, she has studied and learned techniques for harnessing the power of brain elasticity; she has tried those techniques on kids; and she has seen incredible results. Amazing things have happened with the kids Schooley has worked with—and in this book, she shares all the “how-tos” for helping kids who are struggling in school by exercising the brain. Full of specific exercises, helpful illustrations, and student success stories, and driven by the idea that every child can thrive in the academic space, The Fantastic Elastic Brain is a road map to changing students’ brain—and lives!—for the better.