The Brain-Based Classroom translates findings from educational neuroscience into a new paradigm of practices suitable for any teacher. The human brain is a site of spectacular capacity for joy, motivation, and personal satisfaction, but how can educators harness its potential to help children reach truly fulfilling goals?
Using this innovative collection of brain-centric strategies, teachers can transform their classrooms into deep learning spaces that support their students through self-regulation and mindset shifts. These fresh insights will help teachers resolve classroom management issues, prevent crises and disruptive behaviors, and center social-emotional learning and restorative practices.
Out of my seven years of professional development, this is THE most important training for effective classroom teaching that I’ve ever received. (Patricia Amaro, English Language Arts Teacher at Grandview Middle School, WA)
This book will be important for every teacher because knowledge is power. I am shocked and delighted to learn things about the brain that are so valuable in my daily classroom practice, especially in distance learning spaces. Amygdala, hippocampus, and working memory mean so much more to me now. This is the future of human enhancement! (Stéphanie Turcotte, Teacher at École Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif, Canada)
As well as a must read for teachers, Brain-Based Classroom is also an invaluable book for parents seeking an explanation as to why their son or daughter is not living up to expectations and why their children are struggling in school despite having enormous potential.
In a post-pandemic world, we are at an educational crossroad. Classrooms will never again be the same. Today's child is a singularity learning child. teacher professional development is critical now more than ever. This is the world of research scientist and author Kieran O'Mahony, PhD. As founding member of the Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching and Learning (iCNtl), Dr. O'Mahony is committed to a paradigm shift from traditional learning models into a cognitive space that highlights brain and neuronal structures that align with learning and child development.
As a learning scientist with a focus on cognitive neuroscience, Dr. O’Mahony carried out research at the University of Washington College of Education LIFE Center (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments), first NSF funded Science of Learning Center that studied social aspects of learning and how children learn. As new knowledge and connections emerge at the bio-molecular level in brain labs, and as research results are confirmed from modern scanning technologies, the iCNtl team translates these findings into practice and process for teaching and learning. The objective is to discover and invent applications that impact teaching and learning, in schools, workplace, and home.