Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain

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Written by a cognitive scientist and a veteran K-12 teacher, Powerful Teaching presents cognitive science research, evidence-based recommendations, and practical strategies for the classroom. The authors include lesson plans and reflections from teachers throughout the book.

 

Understanding How We Learn: A Visual Guide by Yana Weinstein and Megan Sumeracki, with Oliver Caviglioli

Written by two cognitive scientists and visual designer, Understanding How We Learn presents research about how learning works, evidence-based strategies, and integrated visuals. Geared toward teachers and parents, the authors include real-life examples and case studies related to strategies including retrieval practice, spacing, and interleaving.

 

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, III, and Mark A. McDaniel

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Written by a novelist and two cognitive scientists, Make it Stick presents key findings from laboratory and classroom research on effective learning strategies. Geared toward a general audience, the authors include real-life examples for strategy and research-based tips for boosting learning and memory.

 

Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James M. Lang

Written by a professor of English, Small Teaching presents an approach to improving learning through small, but powerful modifications to course design and teaching practices. Geared toward faculty in higher education, the author provides practical tips for implementing effective learning strategies in classroom settings.

 

Why Don't Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham

Written by a cognitive scientist, Why Don’t Students Like School presents concise research-based explanations and strategies to address common concerns about student learning and behavior. Geared toward K-12 teachers and parents, the author provides nine principles from cognitive science that are applicable in a variety of classroom situations.

 

How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching by Joshua R. Eyler

Written by a professor of humanities, How Humans Learn presents research from developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience, providing insight into the science of learning. Based on five key themes, the author provides recommendations and key takeaways to inform teaching.

 

Love to Teach: Research and Resources for Every Classroom by Kate Jones

Written by a teacher and blogger, Love to Teach draws on research from cognitive science and makes it actionable. Geared toward K-12 teachers, the author provides practical evidence-based strategies that can easily be applied in diverse classrooms.

 

Psychology in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to What Works by Marc Smith and Jonathan Firth

Written by a psychologist and a teacher, Psychology in the Classroom presents key principles from the field of psychology. Geared toward classroom teachers, the authors discuss commonly misunderstood concepts about human behavior and offer advice for making research-based classroom decisions.

 

Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education by Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher

Written by the director and head of research at the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, Neuroteach presents teachers with key principles from the interdisciplinary field of mind, brain, and education. Geared toward K-12 teachers, the authors provide practical guidance for classroom design and activities.

 

Learning Begins: The Science of Working Memory and Attention for the Classroom Teacher by Andrew Watson

Written by a teacher, Learning Begins presents teachers with the science behind complex human attention systems. Geared toward K-12 teachers, the author provides guidelines to help students focus on essential learning goals.

 

How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Written by a committee of academic researchers, How People Learn II presents key findings from the science of learning to enrich discussions about research and practice in education. Geared toward diverse education disciplines, the authors offer recommendations for educational systems based on recent research.

 

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School by Ulrich Boser

Written by a journalist, Learn Better presents an integrated approach to the science of learning and memory. Geared toward a general audience, the author explores key principles from cognitive science from a variety of perspectives and everyday settings.

 

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens by Benedict Carey

Written by a journalist, How We Learn presents an engaging introduction to the science of memory. Geared toward a general audience, the author summarizes landmark research findings from cognitive science and he includes a chapter specific to retrieval practice.

 

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