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Introducing a new online Professional Development course developed by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education. Are you interested in neuroeducation, but tight on time? This new course offers modules for students to learn at their own pace. Continuing Education Units from Johns Hopkins University are awarded upon completion. 

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Newest Research on the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model

See below for the abstract of a new research on the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model by Dr. Adrienne Seegers. 


Applying findings from mind, brain, and education science (MBES) could improve teaching and learning yet, MBES is not consistently applied in higher education pedagogy. This qualitative study examined the perceptions of community college faculty of the Brain-Targeted Teaching (BTT) framework as a tool to facilitate implementing MBES into pedagogy. Two research questions guided the study: (1) How did community college faculty describe changes to their pedagogy after participating in professional development that presented and modeled the BTT framework? and (2) What was the perception of participants of the value of the BTT framework as a tool to facilitate implementing MBES into their pedagogy? Data collection methods included online surveys before, during, and after the professional development experience. This study yielded two key findings: 1) Participants perceived the BTT framework to be valuable to support implementation of MBES in pedagogy, and 2) Faculty made and planned changes as a result of a professional development experience with BTT. The study’s findings indicated the need for further study of the impact of learning about BTT on pedagogy.


U.S. Lacrosse Uses Brain-Targeted Teaching Model in Coaching

At a roundtable discussion about teaching and learning, U.S. Lacrosse coaches saw the benefits of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model and adapted it to a model that can be used for coaching. Now, not only are coaches using the new version of the model, but they are seeing positive differences in their interactions with the players. 


Dr. Hardiman's New Publication: "The effects of arts-integrated instruction on memory for science content" 

Dr. Hardiman is excited to share that she and her colleagues published a new article in Trends in Neuroscience and Education. In this study, her team examined the effects of using arts integration on science long-term content memory content in 16 fifth-grade classrooms. 


Margaret Brent Teams Up with JHU to Showcase Arts Integration

Through an arts integration partnership between Johns Hopkins School of Education and Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School, students showcased the impact of using arts in the clasroom. 


Dr. Laura Shaw on How the BTT Model Relates to Brain Functioning

Dr. Laura Flores Shaw is the founder of White Paper Press, an education company focusing on increasing the scientific knowledge of educators' and parents' knowledge of learning and development. As an instructor in the Mind, Brain, and Teaching Certificate, she encourages students to think of Brain-Targeted Teaching as a metaphor for how the brain functions. She briefly expands on this in the video linked here. 


The Arts Need to Be a Central Part of Schooling

The great education thinker John Dewey claimed that art is not the possession of a recognized few but the authentic expression of individuality for all. Among those who care about education, few would deny that the arts now struggle to survive in our nation's schools. The visual and performing arts frequently are marginalized as fringe subjects, taking a back seat in school curricula when funds are tight or teaching time is usurped by subjects that count toward school accountability measures. Read the full article by clicking below. 


Documentary on The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model

Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud explored how teachers can use brain science to engage students of all ages and academic abilities in her new film “Grey Matters" which features the use of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model in three schools. 


Dr. Hardiman wrote an article for ARTSblog regarding her studies related to arts integration and retention of content.


The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools

We are thrilled to announce the publication of Dr. Hardiman's latest book, The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model for 21st Century Schools. Buy it from Corwin Books. 

This updated volume describes scores of educationally-relevant findings from the neuro- and cognitive sciences that have never before been collected in a single, accessible, teacher-friendly format. If you're interested in or use Brain-Targeted Teaching®, please do order the book. Educators at all levels will discover that it's filled with useful information they can readily apply in practice.

For our free study guide containing questions and websites that expand on each chapter of the book, go to the "Products & Services" tab and scroll to the Free Downloads section.