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. McDanielMake 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


Professional Development and Organizations for Teachers and School Leaders: