Brain Matters: The Essential Guide to Brain-Based Learning

For educators, parents and other child-serving professionals who want to optimize the learning performance of their students, children and youth; this is the place to start. If you are interested in how the brain learns and excited about the potential of neuroscience for accelerating this learning process, this topic effectively translates brain science into tools you can use immediately.

You’ll learn the anatomy of the brain and the structures that most heavily influence human learning. You’ll recognize teaching methods that support this learning process and be equipped to identify teaching techniques that block the brain’s natural ability to learn. This topic provides more than 50 low-cost and no-cost strategies to enhance learning, increase problem solving ability, boost motivation and expand information retention. Not only will you be empowered to help kids learn better, you’ll accelerate your own learning ability!

Learning Objectives 

  1. To introduce participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the developing brain is built and how it works. Participants will identify how the young brain is significantly different than the adult brain and the predictable developmental challenges resulting from these differences.
  2. Introduce brain-inspired strategies that will help teachers enhance the learning and motivation of students in the classroom. 
  3. To expose participants to the growing body of resources on brain-compatible teaching, counseling, guidance, mentoring and parenting techniques including books, newsletters, websites, conferences and workshops. Participants will be able to locate brain-based resources in their community and via the web.


"I learned the way the different parts of the brain work." 
— Participant, Lower Shore Child Care Resource Center

"I never thought learning about the brain could be so fun. Thanks for making this workshop engaging. Every teacher should take this. It will help them understand why we need to change our teaching methods." 
— Bryan Corwinn, PBIS, Frederick County, MD

"A lot of information but it was all great. Glad to hear that stress can be good for the brain but also glad to hear that too much can hurt the brain. Great information – this should be shared around the world."  
—Jonathan Boyor, MARFY, Ocean City, MD

"Not only was your presentation as wonderful as I had hoped, but it was engaging, fun, interactive and provided me with strategies to do as soon as I am back in the classroom. I am glad you were able to share this information with all of us."  
— Teacher at Alamo Navajo School Board, NM