Readings, Research, and Resources

The following is a list of books, articles, on-line trainings, and websites that have been integral to the research-informed work of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the writing of Neuroteach. This is an evolving list and we welcome your suggestions for new Mind, Brain, and Education Science sources and resources that have informed, validated, or transformed how you design your classes or work with each individual student. Check back regularly for updates to this collection of readings, research, and resources.


Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel  - Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking

Benedict Carey, How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

David Didau, What If Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong?

Carol Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Angela Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Kurt W. Fischer and Mary Immordino-Yang , The Jossey-Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning

Howard Gardner, The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach

Susan Greenfield, Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brain

Mariale Hardiman, The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools

 John Hattie, Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement and Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience

Robert Janke and Bruce Cooper, Errors in Evidence-Based Decision Making: Improving and Applying Research Literacy

Paul Howard Jones, Introducing Neuroeducational Research: Neuroscience, Education and the Brain from Contexts to Practice

Eric R. Kandel, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind

 Ron Ritchhart, Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools and Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners

Martin Robinson, Trivium 21st Century (Preparing Young People for the Future with Lessons from the Past)

Vanessa Rodriguez, The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education

Hana Ros and  Matteo Farinella, Neurocomic

Todd Rose, The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness

Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, From Neurons to Neighborhoods : The Science of Early Childhood Development

David A. Sousa ed.   Mind, Brain, & Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa   Making Classrooms Better: 50 Practical Applications of Mind, Brain, and Education Science

Glenn Whitman and Dr. Ian Kelleher Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education

Daniel Willingham Why Don’t Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientists Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom and When Can You Trust the  Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education

Judy Willis Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher


Online Resources

·      Applying Science of Learning: Infusing Psychological Science in the Curriculum,” Editors Victor Benassi, Catherine Overson and Christopher Hakala , from the American Psychological Association

·      Brain and Learning” online course from the NEA foundation

·      The Dana Foundation: Your Gateway to Responsible Information About the Brain

·      “Developing Great Teaching” from the Teacher Development Trust

·      Cain, “The Power of Introverts” (TED Talk)

·      Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" (TED Talk)

·      Dweck, “The Power of Believing that You Can Improve” (TED Talk)

·      Improving Education, A Triumph of Hope Over Experience” by Rob Coe, Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring

·      Mind, Brain, and Education: The Student at the Center Series” by Christina Hinton, Kurt Fischer, and Catherine Glennon. “Mind, Brain, and Education”             March, 2012

·      The “Teaching and Learning Toolkit” from The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

·      Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science” (OECD)

·      Neuroscience and the Classroom” online course from Annenberg Learner

·      Weston, “Unleashing Greatness in Teachers” (TED Talk)

·       “What Makes Great Teaching?” by Robert Coe, Cesare Aloisi, Steve Higgins and Lee Elliot Major, from the Sutton Trust

Professional Development and Organizations for Teachers and School Leaders:

·      Brain and Learning--On-line course designed by NEA Foundation and Harvard Graduate School of Education

·      Brain Targeted Teaching Model

·      The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

·      Deans for Impact

·      Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education

·      Mind, Brain, and Teaching Program at Johns Hopkins School of Education

·      Neuroscience & the Classroom (Annenberg Foundation FREE on-line course)

·      Research Schools International

·      Science of Teaching & School Leadership Academy

·      Science of Learning Institute, Johns Hopkins University

·      Teaching All Kinds of Minds (All Kinds of Minds) and the QED Foundation