Sam Crowell is an associate professor of education at California State University-San Bernardino and a director at the Center for Research in Integrative Learning and Teaching. He has been an elementary teacher, a principal, and an administrator.
Renate Nummela Caine is a principal of Caine Learning LLC and consultant to districts, schools, teachers, administrators, and communities to implement brain-based learning. She is the senior author, with Geoffrey Caine, of the groundbreaking Making Connections:nbsp;Teaching and the Human Brain . She hasnbsp;worked with countless educators in the U.S. and around the globe.nbsp;Recently, Renate and Geoffrey Caine 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 and district standards. Caine is professor emeritus of education at California State University in San Bernardino, where she was also executive director of the Center for Research in Integrative Learning and Teaching. She has taught every level from kindergarten to university.nbsp;She earned hernbsp;PhDnbsp;from the University of Florida in educational psychology.
Geoffrey Caine is national director of the MindBrain Network of the American Society for Training and Development, a professional association in the field of workplace learning and performance. He and his wife, Renate Nummela Caine, a professor of education at California State University at San Bernardino, are researchers and consultants recognized as leading developers of brain-based learning. They are frequent contributors to the journal New Horizons for Learning, and have collaborated on several books. Among their writings are Making Connections: Teaching and the Human Brain (1991, 1994), MindShifts: A Brain-Based Process for Restructuring School and Renewing Education (1994, 1998), Education on the Edge of Possibility (1997), and Unleashing the Power of Perceptual Change: the Potential of Brain-Based Teaching (1997).