Renate and Geoffrey founded the Caine Learning Institute, dedicated to expanding the family of those working with the natural learning principles.
They have both been valuable project colleagues with Learning to Learn since its inception in 1999.
Geoffrey Caine is a writer, education consultant and process coach specialising in natural learning principles. Geoffrey works throughout the United States and abroad where he consults with schools and educational organisations.
He has presented at:
- national conferences of the American Society for Training and Development
- the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- the Campaign for Learning in the United Kingdom
- the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives
- the National Education Association
- the World Conference on Education for All
- the Arthur Andersen Conference on Learning for the 21st Century
Professor Renate Nummela Caine consults throughout the world on the principles of natural learning. A Professor Emeritus of Education at California State University in San Bernardino (CSUSB), Dr Caine was also Executive Director of the University's Centre for Research in Integrative Learning and Teaching.
Renate has a PhD from the University of Florida in Educational Psychology and has taught or worked with teachers at every level from kindergarten to university. Her work with schools has been featured on Teacher TV and Wizards of Wisdom.
She has co-authored many books, including Teaching and the Human Brain and regularly conducts leading edge professional learning programs for educational organisations.
Recently, Renate worked with a low income, underachieving K-5 elementary school in California to help teachers design more innovative teaching strategies using the brain/mind learning principles (natural learning principles) and district standards in order to raise test scores. Test scores tripled in one year.
- 12 brain/mind natural learning principles (PDF 707KB)
- A teacher questionnaire to dig deeper (PDF 42KB)
- Concise descriptions of the beliefs that underlie the three levels of teaching (PDF 277KB)
- How to develop process learning circles: first steps (PDF84KB)
- Speech to corporate board (PDF 85KB)
- The brain is wider than the sky (PDF 50KB)
- The perceptual orientation research questionnaire (PDF 56KB)
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