On this page, we've posted links to organizations that are helping to bring research findings into the classroom. 

Recommended Resources

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.

Project Zero provides a wealth of information and resources on thinking, teaching and learning, including links to professional development (online and in-person) professional development.

"Usable Knowledge is an online resource from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that aims to make education research and best practices accessible to educators, policymakers, members of the media, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and parents."

 

Usable Knowledge produces a monthly newsletter (free signup on their site).

Learning Landscapes is a peer-reviewed journal published twice yearly that explores a variety of educational topics connecting research and practice. We particularly recommend this issue from the archives: Mind, Brain, and Education: Implications for Educators.

In partnership with NPR and KQED, "MindShift explores the future of learning in all its dimensions. We examine how learning is being impacted by technology, discoveries about how the brain works, poverty and inequities, social and emotional practices, assessments, digital games, design thinking and music, among many other topics."

Edutopia is "dedicated to transforming kindergarten through 12th-grade (K-12) education so all students can thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. We are focused on practices and programs that help students acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, skills and beliefs to achieve their full potential."

The mission of YouCubed at Stanford University is "to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms." The site includes information on brain research and its practical applications, an online course for teachers, and a wide variety of activities to use in the classroom among other resources.

"The goal of the WWC is to be a resource for informed education decision making. To reach this goal, the WWC identifies studies that provide credible and reliable evidence of the effectiveness of a given practice, program, or policy (referred to as “interventions”), and disseminates summary information and free reports on the WWC website."

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