TTC Course Resources

The Learning Brain:  From Research to Classroom Practice

Web Resources

All Kinds of Minds
Understanding Differences in Learning
http://www.allkindsofminds.org/

Australian Council for Educational Research
Special Research Topics: Brain Research and Learning (useful publications)
http://www.acer.edu.au/
 
Brain Matters
Brain Based Learning, Ideas and Materials
http://www.brains.org/

Brain Rules
John Medina’s website with an overview of his 12 Brain Rules; lots of interesting, interactive activities to go along with the overview.
http://www.brainrules.net/

Brain Connection
Very useful and engaging site, with nontechnical information on issues from cognitive neuroscience for parents and educators. It also contains links to and reviews of many other sites.
http://brainconnection.positscience.com/

Caine Learning Institutes
Home of the 12 Brain/Mind Principles of Natural Learning
http://www.cainelearning.com/

CogNet: MIT Cognitive and Brain Science Community Online
Useful information in an interactive format, sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
http://cognet.mit.edu

The DANA Foundation
Information About Brain Research, Immunology, Arts Education
http://www.dana.org/

Edge Foundation, Inc.
Ramachandran, V. S. (2006). “Mirror Neurons and the brain in the vat”
http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ramachandran06/ramachandran06_index.html.

Eric Chudler’s Neuroscience Resource Site
An informative website, with links to many others.
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/ehceduc.html

Society for Neuroscience: Neuroscience Education Resources Virtual Encycloportal (NERVE)
Professional website, but there is good and accessible information here for educators.
http://www.sfn.org

Neuroscience for Kids: University of Washington
A wonderful resource of information and exploratory projects for young people.
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

Posit Science
Michael Merzenich’s company, focussing on neuralplasticity and the ageing.
http://www.positscience.com/human-brain

General facts about the brain
http://www.positscience.com/human-brain/facts-myths/video-5-brain-facts

PBS The Secret Life of the Brain
3-D Brain Anatomy
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/3d/index.html

PDK International Reprint
Article “A Fresh Look at Brain Based Education”
http://teachers.net/gazette/OCT08/jensen/  

Public Broadcasting Service Teacher Source
Excellent resource for teachers.
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

Scientific Learning
The company that produces the Fast ForWord group of products.
http://www.scilearn.com/

The Sydney Morning Herald
Article: They know what you're thinking
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/04/08/1081326868397.html

 

Print Resources

Begley, Sharon (2007). Train your mind, change your brain.  New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science.  New York: Penguin Books.

Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the brain in mind, 2nd Edition. Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kusuma-Powell, Ochan (2010). Becoming an emotionally intelligent teacher. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Klingberg, Torkel (2008). The overflowing brain. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Medina, J. (2008). Brain rules: 12 Principles for surviving and thriving at work, home and school. Seattle: Pear Press.

Nisbett, R. (2009). Intelligence and how to get it: Why schools and cultures count. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Rock, David (2009). Your brain at work.  New York: NY. Harper Business.

Wexler, Bruce (2008). Brain & culture: Neurobiology, ideology & social change. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Willis, Judy (2007). Brain-friendly strategies for the inclusion classroom.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD