Building upon the enormous international success of Neuroteach Global, the CTTL’s next step in bringing the most promising research and strategies in Mind, Brain, and Education science research to teachers and students is Neuroteach Global Student.

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“Why don’t you deliver the research and strategies you give teachers directly to us?”

– St. Andrew’s Student

In a metastudy exploring what factor has the greatest impact on a student’s success, John Hattie found it was the ability to use the right strategy at the right time. But how do students even know what “the right strategy” is? And how do they know when to use it? For most, it is trial and error, often resulting in frustration and the sense of “Why am I even trying when nothing seems to work?”

This is particularly regrettable because the past 20 years has seen a wealth of research identifying study strategies that actually do work: strategies that not only affect academic achievement, but also student well-being, motivation, belonging, and a host of other factors. But these precepts have not yet reached the hands of teachers or students. How could they? There is no mechanism for change. There is a chasm between what we know from research and what happens at desks and kitchen tables around the world every day.

The inspiration for Neuroteach Global Student is that powerful, transformative research strategies already exist; now we need to engineer the transfer of these strategies and behaviors into each child’s personal toolbox.

Schools can pilot and give feedback on early iterations of Neuroteach Global Student in the spring and fall of 2021. Reach out to the CTTL’s Executive Director, Glenn Whitman (gwhitman@saes.org) if interested.

Made possible by grants from the EE Ford Foundation, Omidyar Group, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.