Brain-Based Learning

Explore the mysteries of the human brain! Find out how discoveries in neuroscience provide insights into how students learn -- and how to engage them in the classroom.

  • Brain-Based Learning

    Teaching Self-Regulation in the Early Grades

    Activating young students’ natural bodily rhythms helps them regulate their nervous systems and prepare for learning.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Learning and the Social Brain

    In a series of interviews, researcher Patricia Kuhl reveals the science behind the social brain—which she calls the gateway to human cognition.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    What Is the Social Brain?

    The research is in: Learning is a social endeavor.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    The Social Classroom

    Increasingly, modern classrooms support group work and peer-to-peer collaboration. The science says that’s right on.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Masters of Social Learning

    We’re hardwired from birth to decode facial expression, posture, and tone of voice—and to work collaboratively.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    When the Social Brain Misfires

    Sometimes our powerful urge to belong can hurt us. We look at how stereotypes undermine learning.
  • Classroom Management

    Aiming for Discipline Instead of Punishment

    Brain-aligned discipline isn’t compliance-driven or punitive—it’s about supporting students in creating sustainable changes in behavior.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Building a Metacognitive Classroom

    Teaching students about neuroplasticity and the brain’s potential can have a positive effect on their self-perceptions and expectations for success in school.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Teach Kids When They’re Ready

    A new book for parents on developing their kids’ sense of autonomy has some useful insights for teachers as well.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    2 Evidence-Based Learning Strategies

    Spaced and retrieval practice help students retain content and give them a sense of what they know—and what they don’t.