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On August 9, 10, all GUSD teachers worked with Martha Kaufeldt who is a educational expert/consultant from Solution Tree. She shared information with our teachers on brain research and how children learn, rigor in the classroom and differentiated instruction.  
Martha was a classroom teacher for over 23 years in California. For her work in the San Francisco Bay area, Martha was awarded the Mason-McDuffie Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  She has written several books including Begin With the Brain: Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom and Teachers, Change Your Bait! Brain-Compatible Learning. She serves on the Transformative Education Forum Board. Martha has been a trainer and coach for the Mid-California Science Improvement Project.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in human behavior from City University.
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