Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup
Edutopia's list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.
Resources by Topic:
- Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning
- Applying Brain-Based Learning Theories in the Classroom
- Research on How the Brain Works
- Other Edutopia Resources
- Additional Resources on the Web
Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning
Package by Sara Bernard (2010)
Neuro Myths: Separating Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning
New research on educational neuroscience tells us how kids learn -- and how you should teach.
Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain
How lessons and experiences can shape and grow your students' brains over time.
Science Shows Making Lessons Relevant Really Matters
Personal relevance is as vital to the learning brain as it is to the person learning.
To Enable Learning, Put (Emotional) Safety First
Building a secure, supportive classroom environment is essential for young brains to learn.
Applying Brain-Based Learning Theories in the Classroom
Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning (2011)
The noted neurologist-turned-educator talks about the science of boredom, lessons learned from video games, how to capture student attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.
Neuro-Logical Learning Blog
Ongoing blog posts on Edutopia from Judy Willis, an authority on brain research as it relates to learning. You can find out more about Judy on her website, RADteach.
The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning (2008)
Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the way the brain develops.
Brain-Based Research Prompts Innovative Teaching Techniques in the Classroom by Diane Curtis (2003)
Educators explore nontraditional methods of teaching and receive positive results.
Research on How the Brain Works
Guest Blog: Report from the Learning and the Brain Conference by Kevin D. Washburn (2010)
Our guest blogger attended a conference in San Francisco, where there was a fascinating confluence of thinkers, researchers, educators and learners.
Brain Imagery Supports the Idea of Diverse Intelligences by Grace Rubenstein (2009)
MRI scans show that human abilities come in many combinations.
Brain Research May Point to Changes in Literacy Development by Sara Bernard (2008)
New scientific findings spell difference, not disability, for struggling readers.
Smart Talking: Tell Students to Feed Their Brains by Milton Chen (2007)
Stanford University professor Carol Dweck discusses her research on intelligence.
Understanding How Adolescents Think by Amy Standen (2007)
An interview with Raleigh Philp, author of Engaging 'Tweens and Teens.
Other Edutopia Resources
Edutopia's Classroom Guide: Six Strategies for Brain-Based Learning
By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help K-12 students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention.
Group Discussion: Is Brain Research Useful for Educators?
Group Discussion: Brain Research and Education
Additional Resources on the Web
- Brain-Based Learning Resources (ASCD)
- International Mind, Brain, and Education Society
- Learning and the Brain Society
- "How Can Research on the Brain Inform Education?" (Southwest Educational Development Laboratory / SEDL)
- The Brainology Program (Mindset Works, Carol S. Dweck and Lisa Sorich Blackwell)
- Brain-Based Teaching Group (The Educator's PLN)
- Neuroeducation Resource Page (The Dana Foundation)