Email Brenda for more information Mentoring Inquisitive Minds
Brenda Stutzman creates brain-based learning opportunities
for children in the San Ramon Valley. She offers coaching sessions using
research-driven methods for developing thinking skills, creative problem solving and establishing
long-term memory. Kids love this approach because Brenda makes learning fun!
Let Brenda introduce herself:
I began my teaching career with children who didn't "fit the box" as learners. Many were bright but didn't know which direction to take information in response to a question. Some students simply didn't know what to do with information presented to them. I found I loved the challenge of devising ways to help students make sense of tasks put before them. Later my role as "teacher" was put on hold while my family lived in Germany for 10 years. During that time I became a "learner" as my own children were students in a very different educational system. I discovered new ways to compute math problems and found languages have similarities that can be built upon for our bi-lingual students. In the last twelve years I have become fascinated with research on the brain and learning. I have attended many conferences, read professional literature, and had the opportunity to put into practice the principles studies are revealing. As a certificated GATE teacher, I am currently teaching fifth grade ATP (Academically Talented Program) in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
Tell me about issues or experiences in learning that are important to you. I also welcome your comments about my web pages. Let me know what you would like to see added and what has been helpful to you.
I would enjoy hearing from you. Email Brenda