BOTM – “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It”

November 2015

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

by JoAnn M. Deak, Ph.D.

Illustrated by Sarah Ackerley

fantastic brain book


Our November book of the month was, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. and Sarah Ackerley. In this book, students are encouraged to stretch and grow their brains to learn new things. They also learn that making mistakes is one of the best ways for our brains to learn. Just like how lifting weights helps our muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up―like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool―strengthens your brain.