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Q & A Collections: Brain-Based Learning

I'll begin posting new questions and answers in early-to-mid-September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past three years. You can see those collections from the first two years here.

I have been alternating those posts with interviews I'm doing with authors about their new education books. On Monday, I'll end this summer season with an extended interview with Dana Goldstein that I think readers will find very interesting.  So far this summer, I've interviewed:

'There Are So Many Inspirational Teachers Out There': An Interview With Meenoo Rami

'Collaboration Is Crucial': An Interview With Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City schools, & co-author Laura Kotch

'A More Beautiful Question': An Interview With Warren Berger

Teaching Without Connecting Is 'Futile': An Interview With Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker

'Myths & Lies' That Threaten Our Schools: An Interview With David Berliner & Gene Glass

'Digital Leadership': An Interview With Eric Sheninger

'Read, Write, Lead': An Interview With Regie Routman

'Building A Better Teacher': An Interview with Elizabeth Green

Today's theme is on brain-based learning. Previous themes have been:

Student Motivation

Implementing The Common Core

Teaching Reading and Writing

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching Social Studies

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Teaching English Language Learners

Using Tech In The Classroom

Education Policy Issues

Teacher & Administrator Leadership

Instructional Strategies


Teaching Math & Science

I'll be spending the summer organizing questions and answers for the next school year, and there is always room for more!

You can send questions to me at [email protected].When you send it in, let me know if I can use your real name if it's selected or if you'd prefer remaining anonymous and have a pseudonym in mind.

You can also contact me on Twitter at @Larryferlazzo.

Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a variety of education publishers.

Also, you can listen to ten minute interviews I've done with contributors to this column at my BAM! Radio Show.

Lastly, remember that you can subscribe and receive updates from this blog via email or RSS Reader.

And, now, here's a list of all my columns related to brain-based learning:



From 2012/13

Using 'Brain-Based Learning' in the Classroom

The staff at BrainFacts.org brought together three affiliated neuroscientists to make contributions in this first post of a four-part series.

Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Educators Wendi Pillars and Wendy Ostroff offered their experiences in this post.

Taking Advantage Of Neural Networks In The Classroom

Dr. David Dockterman, Renate N. Caine, Ph.D., and Kevin D. Washburn, (Ed.D) are contributed their responses here.

Teachers as "Brain Changers"

In this post, I shared some of my thoughts, a guest response from well-known author and researcher David A. Sousa, and comments left by readers.

I hope you've found this summary useful and, again, keep those questions coming!

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