Martha is a veteran teacher, author, and popular presenter at education conferences. In her motivational workshops and trainings, Martha translates educational neuroscience research into brain-friendly teaching strategies. Martha believes that many of the most basic tenets of natural learning are being neglected as we begin the 21st Century. Out-door experiences, building projects, collaborative group work, imaginative play, visual and performing arts, movement, and maintaining emotional health and well-being are being nudged out of many students' school experiences. These aspects are vital to the development of a well-rounded individual and may, in fact, be a key to the sustainability of our civilized world.