A Teacher’s Guide to the Learning Brain | Rowman & Littlefield
A Teacher’s Guide to the Learning Brain
In the 21st century, teachers have increasingly turned to brain scientists—psychologists and neuroscientists—to understand how students learn. This emerging field of Mind Brain Education weaves together the practical know-how of classroom teachers and the scientific knowledge of scholars.
A Teacher’s Guide to the Learning Brain series brings together the most important conclusions of this transdisciplinary work, exploring its best-researched and most useful conclusions. By explaining psychology and neuroscience with clarity and humor, and by illuminating their research conclusions with real-world classroom examples, this series helps teachers make learning easier and teaching more effective.
The first book, Learning Begins, considers the science of working memory and of attention. In this volume, teachers learn how students integrate new knowledge and new skills with their current memory systems. By exploring the surprising complexity of human attentional systems, teachers also learn how to help students focus on essential learning goals.
The second book, Learning Deepens, explores more affective and physical processes: emotion, motivation, and the body. By understanding the connection between feeling and learning, teachers move beyond a purely cognitive approach to learning in order to shape their students’ full learning environment.
The final book, Learning Thrives, studies the formation of long-term memories—both in the brain (as new neural networks) and in the mind (as new learning). Teachers who understand the specific processes that encode, consolidate, and retrieve new memories can help students change their brains and change their minds.
Taken together, A Teacher’s Guide to the Learning Brain series makes Mind Brain Education clear, exciting, and useful for classroom teachers.

Staff editorial contact: Carlie Wall (cwall@rowman.com)