Aha Moments

Every lesson, every day a teacher reshapes students’ brains in his or her classroom, increasing knowledge, understanding, and future ability to take on challenging goals in students’ lives and careers. “Teachers Matter.” (Tokuhama-Espinosa, 2018)

Working “with” the brain means facilitating the flow of incoming stimuli with how the brain processes information.

This book discusses how to consistently convert teachable moments into “Aha! Moments” And, it highlights how to thoughtfully set the conditions, during guided practice, for “teachable moments” to reliably occur. It then presents “high-quality feedback” as a tool that teachers can leverage to consistently convert teachable moments into “Aha! Moments” Isn’t this great?

What Are People Saying About the Book, Creating Aha! Moments?

“While this book Create AHA! Moments delivers exquisitely on its promise to help teachers be more effective in reaching all students through applying research regarding how the human brain learns, it goes beyond this.  As an assessment professional, I know that the linkage between effective teaching and learning environments is essential to quality assessment practice.  Create AHA! Moments is a must read for assessment professionals to add to their scholarly reading list!”  

– Vicki L. Wise, PhD, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Co-author of Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation and Research: A Guidebook for Graduate Students and New Professionals. 

“I was excited to learn of the Book co-authored by Dr. Bhola as a resource for teachers who want to shift the focus of schooling from teaching to learning. He is my go-to source for help in how to make formative assessment dynamic and practical for teachers in the classroom.”

– Dr. Galen Boldt, Interim Superintendent Johnson County Central and Former Superintendent of Wahoo Public Schools

“Having taught students from the seventh grade to graduate level, this book would have been invaluable to me in enhancing the learning opportunities for my students. Quite simply stated, it would have helped me be a better teacher in planning ways for me to help my students in learning and retaining the subject matter. I would recommend this book to educators at all levels AND to parents who are actively involved in their children’s education.”

– Dr. Richard Harding, Retired Senior Vice-President of Research at the Gallup Organization and Statistics Professor, Doane College, Lincoln, Nebraska.