Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari
Rooted in research, this educational resource combines the life story of internationally renowned sculptor Mark Stoddart with facts about neurodiversity, creating a journey of creative learning, perseverance and triumph.
£9.99 – £14.99 price excluding tax
Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari is an educational resource in a story format aimed at 9–14 year olds. It highlights neurodiverse learning profiles – particularly dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and ADHD – while weaving in educational themes like grit and the growth mindset through its characters and their experiences.
The book uses world-famous sculptor Mark Stoddart’s life and art as inspiration and through powerful analogies shows that learning can be adventurous and safari-like.
The first section of Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari is written in story format and tells the educational journey of Mark and his neurodiverse friends. The second section provides information on how the brain works and neurodiversity and enables readers to reflect upon their own learning profiles: their strengths and challenges alike.
The book can be easily integrated into a classroom setting aimed at supporting neurodiverse students while also benefitting neurotypical learners in helping them build a balanced understanding of cognitive learning differences.
Making a Mark! Discovering the Power of Neurodiversity on a Learning Safari teaches that every single brain is unique and therefore neurodiversity is ‘normal’. It will encourage all children to embark on a journey of creative learning, perseverance and triumph.
An article about Mark Stoddart and Making a Mark! has featured in a local paper. What we all think is great is that there is an audio version of the article as well!
“Read this in one sitting! The book begins with Mark feeling less capable than other students and this being highlighted in front of the whole class. Then takes you on an inspirational “Safari” where feelings of belonging and effective teaching approaches transform his learning experiences. “Making a Mark!” delves into an overview of how the brain works and what can help the brain learn and thrive regardless of…and because of Learning Differences! Filled with colorful, fun, and informative illustrations, this book is a must read for every parent to share with their children and for every teacher to share with their students! I am a slow reader and blew through this because of your easy to understand organization of the book! I enjoyed the clever names and analogies too!” Jaclyn Paris, Florida Center for Reading Research, reading expert, former Board member of International Dyslexia Association.
Print: 9781783173518; E-book: 9781783173525
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E-book, Printed book