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Resources for Educators
Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
The Annenberg Learner site offers a free online course relating to the classroom applications of neuroscience along with many useful links, visuals, and videos. Lesson plans with video illustrations are available for subjects across the curriculum.
Neuroscience: Mapping and Manipulating the Brain
Includes essays, video, and other materials related to current and evolving understandings of the brain.
Harnessing the incredible learning potential of the adolescent brain
Mindshift, December 2015
How can eductors and parents take advantage of the remarkable brain plasticity that characterizes adolescence?
How harnessing the positive side of stress can change student mindsets
Mindshift, February 2016
How can teachers help students have a "challenge response" rather than a "threat response" to stress?
Beyond working hard: what growth mindset teaches us about our brains
Explores how educators can help students develop a growth mindset while clarifying some common misconceptions.
Project Zero: Thinking Routines
Growing Evidence of Brain Plasticity
Michael Merzenich (TED)
Jo Boaler (Stanford Online)
The power of believing that you can Improve
Carol Dweck (TED)
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Nadine Burke Harris (TED)
The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (TED)