There is a chasm between how students approach learning and the research on what study strategies work best. History tells us this gap is wide and hard to cross. As they progress in their academic journeys, many students begin to realize that their current study habits aren’t very effective. This doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them; it just means they need to adopt more productive learning strategies. 

The good news: The Science of Learning can help.

Neuroteach Global Student (NTGS) is the latest innovation in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science from The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. The set of six modules targeted to middle school, high school and early collegiate students leverages technology and Science of Learning research to disrupt traditional ways students develop study strategies. NTGS empowers students to become more efficient, confident and self-directed learners.



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After completing the NTGS evidence-based modules, students will be better prepared to:

  • Stay more engaged during class
  • Take better notes that help with memory recall and preparing for tests
  • Improve memory retention and recall
  • Create organized, effective, and efficient study habits
  • Improve academic confidence and test taking skills
  • Get the most out of time spent studying


Neuroteach Global Student (NTGS) puts the best research on what helps the brain learn directly into the hands of students. NTGS helps each student understand their current areas of learning strengths and challenges and helps build self-efficacy by making the science of studying come to life in simple ways they can use every day. The NTGS approach includes:

  • Strategies supported by the best research on the science of learning
  • Lessons developed by a team of classroom teachers with input from students and researchers
  • High impact strategies taught using multiple modalities
  • Real-world missions to apply strategies to current schoolwork
  • The option to let the student choose their own path through the modules
  • Brain Lab experiments to see how well each strategy works, and support to help students adapt it to their needs
  • Help with planning how to apply learning, unpacking how it went, and what might come next


“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.

If you are interested in bringing Neuroteach Global Student to your school, reach out to the CTTL’s Executive Director, Glenn Whitman (gwhitman@saes.org).

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