Books by the Caines
Natural Learning for a Connected World: Education, Technology and the Human Brain. Renate N.Caine and Geoffrey Caine. (2011). Teachers’ College Press.
The book shows that children are being educated in two worlds: the world of the classroom and the world of technology. It contrasts the ways in which video games are designed and the ways in people learn about technology and from real life with how students are treated in school, and it demonstrates how limited and inadequate traditional education is. The book then clarifies the ways in which people learn naturally with a view to providing educators with a radically new approach to teaching. It shows that at the heart of natural learning is the dance between perception and action. And it shows how educators can capitalize on that fundamental dynamic in order to help all students learn with greater depth and ease.
Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community: The Art of Learning Together. Geoffrey Caine and Renate N.Caine. (2010). ASCD.
This book shows how to create and grow professional learning communities, based on how the brain/mind learns naturally. It is the culmination of the authors’ work over a period of 25 years, and in many countries around the world. It shows how to combine deep listening, rigorous thinking, action research, and reflective practice in a way that enhances professional skills while contributing to personal renewal.
This is the workbook to accompany the Caines’ pioneering text, Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain. Here, the authors show how each principle contributes to powerful teaching. Every chapter has research supplemented by suggestions for improving practice at both introductory and advanced levels.
“The Brain, Education and the Competitive Edge. Geoffrey Caine and Renate N. Caine (2001). Scarecrow Press.
“The Brain, Education and The Competitive Edge” shows there is really a battle between two competing models of learning, teaching and education. One aims at standardization in the name of high standards. The other is what the Caines call the guided experience approach. In this book the Caines shed light on the opposing forces affecting education, showing how learning from experience works in the everyday world, and illustrating why performance assessment is so much more valuable than test scores.
This is the first workbook to accompany the Caines’ pioneering text, Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain. Here, the authors invite educators to spend time examing their own learning from the perspective of the Brain/Mind Principles as a foundation for developing their own powerful teaching strategies.
This book unveils what the authors call perceptual orientations, differing views of reality that frame the ways people think about education and teaching. The Caines show that an essential key to successfully transforming education so that students guide their own learning lies in educators’ ability to transform themselves, to change their perceptual orientation. This book documents the voyage of exploration as the Caines watched teachers change from individuals who use traditional teaching and beliefs about learning to those who are at home with messy, rich, complex environments where possibility and opportunity rule.
Optimize learning and realize human potential with this step-by-step guide. The Re-Enchantment of Learning takes you through a ten-week process. Each chapter begins with information and inspiration to give you a foundation for the activities at the end. More than 120 process and reflection activities engage you in ongoing practice-individually, in groups, and in the classroom.