George Lucas Educational Foundation

Resources on Learning and the Brain

Browse a list of articles, videos, and other links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.
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Understanding How Brains Develop and Learn

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Applying Neuroscience in the Classroom

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Social and Emotional Learning and the Brain

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Brain-Based Student-Engagement Strategies

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Brain-Friendly Assessment Practices

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Neuroscience and the Common Core

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Research on How the Brain Works

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DearTeacher's picture
6th Grade Science Teacher from SC and a teacher encourager online.

Thank you for this amazing list! Will it be updated any time soon? A lot of research can happen in a year and a half!

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Engagement Manager

We try to keep these resource pages up-to-date, but if you see that we're missing something, then please let us know!

CDambrosio's picture
Teacher in Menlo Park

Come and collaborate in an interactive workshop and be a part of a constructivist, design-based learning experience which integrates skills of problem solving bolstered with the power of emotional intelligence. Registration is open and free.

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Elana Leoni
Edcamper, Former @Edutopia, Founder of Social Media Marketing Consultancy aimed at helping educational orgs.

Just a quick note to let you know that this roundup was just updated yesterday.


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Grant Lichtman
Author, speaker, facilitator, "Chief Provocateur"

I would add resources from the Center for Teaching and Transformative Learning at This is a partnership amongst St. Andrew's School, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins to bring the latest brain research together with K-12 educators and practice.

sarah's picture
Teacher trainer for elementary education students

Who does classroom management with brain based practices?? what resources, blogs, books, visuals are out there?

Ashley Cronin's picture
Ashley Cronin
Digital Resource Curator

Sarah, this post on the HEAR strategy might be of use:

Also see this post on using incentives:

For a list of classroom brain breaks, see:

And for tips on how to create a classroom environment where student needs are being met:

Hope those are of help! Curious to see any others that people share.

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Alex Shevrin
Community college teacher, former school leader, Edutopia community facilitator

Sarah, one thing I think about is how brain-based practices can be a preventative type of classroom management. By tending to the way our brains function and proactively structuring our classes to care for our brains, I think we run into fewer behavioral challenges. When our brains are taxed and asked to do things in a way that's counter to how we function, of course we're going to act up! Brain-based teaching can ensure we are teaching to the students' strengths instead.


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