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Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $32.00

Human brains are social, and a student's ability to learn is deeply influenced by the quality of his or her attachment to teachers and peers. Secure attachment relationships not only ensure our overall well-being, but also optimize learning by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. This unique, important book presents a classroom model of secure attachment, exploring how teacher-student rapport is central to creating supportive, "tribal" classrooms and school communities.


Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, $27.95

In just a few years, today's children and teens will forge careers that look nothing like those their parents and grandparents knew. Even the definition of "career" and "job" are changing as more people build their own teams to create new businesses, apps, and services. Although these changes are well underway, our system of K–12 education lags behind, an education system still subscribes to the idea that content is king. The exclusive focus on content is reflected in what we test and how we teach, and even the toys we offer our children at home. Employers want to hire excellent communicators, critical thinkers, and innovators — in short, they want brilliant people. But they are often disappointed. So what can we do to help our children be brilliant and successful?

Stories about the failures of our educational system abound, but most of them stop after pointing out the problems. Becoming Brilliant goes beyond complaining to offer solutions that parents can apply right now. Authors Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek provide a science-based framework for how we should be educating children in and outside of school.

Constructed from the latest scientific evidence and presented in an accessible way rich with examples, this book introduces the 6Cs — collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence — along with tips to optimize children's development in each area.

Taken together, these are the skills that will make up the straight-A report card for success in the 21st century.


Brain-Based Early Learning Activities: Connecting Theory and Practice, Birth to Age 8. Nikki Darling-Kuria, $37.50

Give children stronger, more meaningful learning experiences with 80 brain-based activities that engage both hemispheres of the brain. Each activity promotes learning in the areas of language, mathematics, science, art, music, and the environment and encourages physical, social, and emotional development. Included are materials lists, extension activities, variations for multi-sensory exploration, components for diversity, and an explanation of the brain connections being made. Brain-Based Early Learning Activities also provides a comprehensive overview of early brain development and key components necessary to create a brain-based early learning environment.

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Brain-Based Learning: the New Paradigm of Teaching, 2nd Edition. Eric Jensen, $54.95

This comprehensive text demonstrates how brain-compatible learning environments can work to optimize learning in the classroom, reduce discipline problems, overcome learning difficulties and increase graduation rates.


Brain-Based Teaching with Adolescent Learning in Mind. Glenda Beamon Crawford, $46.20

In this second edition of Brain-Based Teaching With Adolescent Learning in Mind, Glenda Crawford shows you the newest research available on adolescent brain development and provides a structure for connecting the research to students' social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Crawford also presents how-to strategies for motivating teens with inquiry, relevance, and collaboration, as well as links to relevant Web sites.


The Brain-Compatible Classroom: a Teacher's Guide. Pat Wolfe, $13.95

This 6-page, laminated reference guide is designed to increase your understanding of what the research tells us about the brain its structure and function; and how it takes in, rehearses, stores and retrieves information. You can apply the research to your own classroom; designing brain-compatible instruction that will increase students' abilities both in and out of the classroom.

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Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School, Updated and Expanded Edition. John Medina, $17.95

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know — like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our brains work — and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.

Medina's fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. In the end, you'll understand how your brain really works — and how to get the most out of it.


Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker, $70.35

Recent research tells us that one of the keys to student success is self-regulation — the ability to monitor and modify emotions, to focus or shift attention, to control impulses, to tolerate frustration or delay gratification. But can a child’s ability to self-regulate be improved?

Canada’s leading expert on self-regulation, Dr. Stuart Shanker, knows it can and that, as educators, we have an important role to play in helping students’ develop this crucial ability. Distinguished Research Professor at York University and Past President of the Council for Early Child Development, Dr. Shanker leads us through an exploration of the five major domains—what they are, how they work, what they look like in the classroom, and what we can do to help students strengthen in that domain.


Celebrating Every Learner: Activities and Strategies for Creating a Multiple Intelligences Classroom. Thomas Hoerr, Sally Boggeman, Christine Wallach, et al, $39.95

This important book offers a practical guide to understanding how Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) can be used in the classroom.

Gardner identified eight different types of intelligence: linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, naturalist, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Celebrating Every Learner describes the characteristics of each type of intelligence and follows up with ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that teachers can use to incorporate MI in their pre-K through 6 classrooms.

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Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived. Mark Katz, $54.00

Many people who failed in school move on to enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include — though they are by no means limited to — those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. So what did we miss? How can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today?

In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study — as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure — to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians — even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years — new remedies for combating learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.


Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom: a Complete Programme for All. Gill Davies, $54.95

The memory demands in the classroom for children are high; they are constantly bombarded by new knowledge in multiple topic areas, given series of instructions to complete and expected to both learn and demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills on a daily basis. Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom is a highly practical book that contains all the guidance and resources a school needs to boost their pupils’ working memory. Proven to have a positive impact on pupils, this tried and tested complete programme combines teaching pupils memory strategies with opportunities to practice those strategies within a small group, the classroom and at home. The resources provided by this book include:

  • a variety of photocopiable games and activities
  • extensive teaching notes
  • a range of sample letters to parents/carers
  • essential information sheets
  • bespoke baseline assessment tools
  • a detailed programme that can be run by a teaching assistant

This text provides a clear link between working in the classroom and with parents in the home, making it a one-stop resource for any teacher, teaching assistant or parent wanting to help children develop their working memory.


The Elementary Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers, K-5. Katherine McKnight, $27.95

These graphic organizers can be used as before, during, or after learning activities, and support student learning in the major content areas: English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Teachers can use each graphic organizer as-is or customize for their own classroom's unique needs. This book gives teachers in grades K-5 a powerful way to help students understand relationships between facts, terms, and ideas.

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Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner's Potential. Eric Jensen, $26.99

Drawing from a wide range of neuroscience research and related studies, Eric Jensen, a leading expert in the translation of brain research into education, offers a powerful new understanding of how the brain can be “enriched”. Enriching the Brain offers an inspiring and innovative set of practices for promoting enrichment in the home, the school, and the classroom that will maximize learning, memory, behavior and overall function. Enriching the Brain gives parents, teachers and policymakers the tools they need for taking their role as ‘brain shapers’ much more seriously.


Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. Donna Wilson & Marcus Conyers, $41.95

This seminal text, grounded in the synergy of five big ideas for connecting mind, brain and education research to classroom practice, empowers educators with an inspiring conceptual framework for effective teaching. The practical application of the essential ideas — neuroplasticity, potential, malleable intelligence, the Body-Brain System, and metacognition — is supported by a wealth of vignettes, examples, inspirational stories from teachers, strategies, reflective questions, and connections between current research on how people learn and classroom practice.


Five Minds for the Future. Howard Gardner, $26.95

In Five Minds for the Future, Howard Gardner defines the cognitive abilities that will command a premium in the years ahead:

  • The Disciplinary mind - mastery of major schools of thought including science, mathematics, and history and of at least one professional craft
  • The Synthesizing mind - ability to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others
  • The Creating mind - capacity to uncover and clarify new problems, questions, and phenomena
  • The Respectful mind - awareness of and appreciation for differences among human beings and human groups
  • The Ethical mind - fulfillment of one's responsibilities as a worker and citizen

World-renowned for his theory of multiple intelligences, Gardner takes that thinking to the next level in this book, drawing from a wealth of diverse examples to illuminate his ideas. Concise and engaging, Five Minds for the Future will inspire lifelong learning in any reader and provide valuable insights for those charged with training and developing organizational leaders — both today and tomorrow.

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Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Revised Edition. Howard Gardner, $23.00

First published in 1983, Gardner's trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several — most of which are neglected by standard testing and educational methods. In this updated edition, Howard Gardner reflects on thirty years of work on Multiple Intelligence theory and practice.


The Growth Mindset Coach:  a Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. Annie Brock & Heather Hundley, $20.95

Many students feel they are “bad” in some areas, like math or science, and “good” in others, like reading and writing. The Growth Mindset Coach shows teachers how they can make any classroom a positive, growth mindset environment. It’s a step-by-step guide for empowering students to excel in all areas.

Based on decades of research, the psychology of mindset is the hottest topic of discussion among educators everywhere. The Growth Mindset Coach breaks down the research to offer an accessible, practical tool for teachers to use immediately. From detailed lesson plans in various subjects to crucial encouraging words and phrases, The Growth Mindset Coach outlines a new set of skills and strategies that helps students realize their own potential, work harder, and accomplish more.


The Growth Mindset Playbook: a Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success. Annie Brock & Heather Hundley, $21.50

Students who harness the power of growth mindset can succeed beyond their wildest imagination. The key is having a growth-mindset teacher who provides support, guidance, and encouragement. Packed with research-based teaching methods, this approachable guide for applying the growth mindset offers:

  • Tips for overcoming challenges
  • Strategies for inspiring students
  • Ideas for constructive feedback
  • Techniques for improving communication
  • Examples of engaging lesson plans

The follow-up to the bestselling The Growth Mindset Coach, this expert handbook highlights several best practices for helping students realize their potential, explore new opportunities, and succeed socially and academically.

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Helping Students Remember: Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory. Milton Dehn, $64.00 (includes CD-ROM)

A hands-on memory-training program for children and adolescents featuring dozens of practical, evidence-based memory exercises.


How the Brain Learns Mathematics. David Sousa, $54.95

Learn how the brain processes mathematical concepts and why some students develop math anxiety. Highly respected author and researcher David Sousa explains the latest neuro-scientific findings in practical, understandable terms and discusses the impact this information has for teaching mathematics at all grade levels. How the Brain Learns Mathematics covers the cognitive mechanisms for learning mathematics, the environmental and developmental factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties, and ways to differentiate mathematics instruction.


How the Gifted Brain Learns, 2nd Edition. David Sousa, $52.95

How the Gifted Brain Learns helps educators turn research on the brain function of intellectually and artistically advanced students into practical classroom activities and strategies. Building on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, learning, and the nature of intelligence, this book examines why traditional talent-identification techniques are inadequate (and often inaccurate), and presents methods that will allow you to identify giftedness and talent potential with greater accuracy than ever before.

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The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School. Kirke Olson, $31.95

There is more to a classroom than just a teacher and a group of students. All classroom interactions have “invisible” neurobiological, emotional, and social aspects — the emotional histories of students, the teacher’s own background and biography. In this book, Kirke Olson takes lessons from brain science, mindfulness, and positive psychology to help teachers understand the full range of their students’ school experiences. Using its classroom-ready resources, teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers can make the invisible visible, turning human investment in their students into the best possible learning outcomes.


The Jossey Bass Reader on The Brain and Learning. Introduction by Kurt Fischer, Edited by Jossey-Bass Publishers, $41.99

This comprehensive reader presents an accessible overview of recent brain research and contains valuable insights into how students learn and how we should teach them. It includes articles from the top thinkers in both the brain science and K-12 education fields, such as Joseph LeDoux, Howard Gardner, Sally Shaywitz, and John Bransford. This rich and varied volume offers myriad perspectives on the brain, mind, and education, and features twenty-six chapters in seven primary areas of interest:

  • An overview of the brain
  • The brain-based learning debate
  • Memory, cognition, and intelligence
  • Emotional and social foundations
  • Language, reading, and math
  • The arts
  • When the brain works differently

JUMPSTART! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving Games and Activities for Ages 7-14. Steve Bowkett, $37.50

Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart studentsí understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance. Areas include:

  • Building problem solving confidence
  • Thinking and problem solving in literacy
  • Thinking and problem solving in science
  • Problem solving in philosophy
  • Emotional resourcefulness and life skills

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The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children. Torkel Klingberg, $27.95

In THE LEARNING BRAIN, cognitive neuroscientist Torkel Klingberg urges us to use the insights of neuroscience to improve the education of our children. 

The key to improving education lies in understanding how the brain works. The book focuses in particular on "working memory" - our ability to concentrate and to keep relevant information in our head while ignoring distractions. Research shows enormous variation in working memory among children. Research also shows that children with high working memory have better math and reading skills, while children with poor working memory consistently underperform. 

THE LEARNING BRAIN provides a variety of different techniques and scientific insights that may just teach us how to improve children's working memory. Klingberg also discusses how stress can impair working memory and how aerobic exercise can actually modify the brain's nerve cells and improve classroom performance. Writing with simplicity and good humor, Klingberg shows us how to give our children the best chance to learn and grow.


Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence fo All Learners. Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church & Karin Morrison, $35.95

Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, which develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study. 

Rather than a set of fixed lessons, Visible Thinking is a varied collection of practices, including thinking routines, small sets of questions or a short sequence of steps as well as the documentation of student thinking. Using this process thinking becomes visible as the students' different viewpoints are expressed, documented, discussed and reflected upon.

  • Helps direct student thinking and structure classroom discussion
  • Can be applied with students at all grade levels and in all content areas
  • Includes easy-to-implement classroom strategies
The book also comes with a DVD of video clips featuring Visible Thinking in practice in different classrooms.

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Mind, Brain, & Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom. Edited by David Sousa, $54.95

This landmark publication features leading researchers in the emerging field of educational neuroscience. The contributors investigate such questions as:

  • What are the neurological foundations of learning and of individual differences in learning?
  • How did educators get involved with neuroscience, and where might this involvement lead?
  • What does neuroscience reveal about the brainís ability to use written and spoken language, to use mathematics, and to think creatively?
  • How can educational neuroscience improve the teaching of these abilities?

Written for educators, MIND, BRAIN, & EDUCATION showcases neuroscienceís insights into the learning process and explores its implications for educational theory and practice. It provides applications, examples, and suggestions for further thought and research.


Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades PreK-2.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99

Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades 3-5.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99

Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades 6-8.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99

Mind UP! is a comprehensive social and emotional learning program for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students, and is informed by current research in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, mindful education, social and emotional learning, positive psychology and evidence-based teaching practices.  Easy to implement, it fits smoothly into any daily classroom routine, and the follow-up activities are readily integrated into content-area learning modules and lessons. Teachers can weave the program’s vocabulary and concepts into daily class discussions as well.

By incorporating mindful learning into the classroom, students become more alert, self-aware, optimistic, motivated, and focused. They employ higher-level thinking, become more creative, cooperate and collaborate with others, and develop their long-term memories. Mindful attention provides the neurological climate for children to develop confidence, optimism, and motivation. They can succeed because they believe they can. They can harness their mental energy and effort, persevere, and think before acting.

Mind UP! provides a framework for teachers to learn strategies to boost students’ social and emotional competencies and to create an optimistic classroom.


Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools. Mary Cay Ricci, $32.50

When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, MINDSETS IN THE CLASSROOM provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and “look-fors” for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students. 

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Multiple Intelligences Around the World. Edited by Jie-Qi Chen, Seana Moran & Howard Gardner, $36.00

Multiple intelligences (MI) theory has been introduced and implemented successfully in numerous countries around the world. This is the first collection to review, synthesize, and reflect on this unique cross-cultural and educational phenomenon. Through this synthesis and reflection, the book's authors provide a fresh and fuller understanding of MI theory. In addition, they develop more specific knowledge about why MI theory has been welcomed in so many countries, how its use can be appropriate in diverse cultures, and what has supported and fueled travel of the MI meme.


Multiple Intelligences: Pathways to Success. Thomas Hoerr, $12.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

This valuable laminated reference guide presents a practical overview of MI that gives examples and suggestions on how MI can be used to help students learn and teachers succeed.

By incorporating MI into teaching, students' opportunities to learn are increased, and teachers find teaching more interesting and rewarding. Particular attention is given to assessment through PEP's (Projects, Exhibitions, Presentations), and to the personal intelligences. Use of student portfolios, the distributed intelligence, and ways to educate students' parents about MI are also addressed.


Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Energizing and Enhancing Instruction. Janet Nay Zadina, $33.95

Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain uses educator-friendly language to explain how the brain learns. Steering clear of “neuro-myths,” Dr. Janet Zadina discusses multiple brain pathways  for learning and provides practical advice for creating a brain-compatible classroom. While there are an abundance of books and workshops that aim to integrate education and brain science, educators are seldom given concrete, actionable advice that makes a difference in the classroom. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain bridges that divide by providing examples of strategies  for day-to-day instruction aligned with  the latest brain science . The book explains not only the sensory/motor pathways that are familiar to most educators (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), it also explores the lesser known pathways — reward/survival, language, social, emotional, frontal lobe, and memory/attention — and how they can be tapped to energize and enhance instruction.

Educators are forever searching for new and improved ways to convey information and inspire curiosity, and research suggests that exploiting different pathways may have a major effect on learning. Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain allows readers to see brain science through the eyes of a teacher — and teaching through the eyes of a brain scientist.

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The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention. Steven Feifer & Philip De Fina, $79.95

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics explores how young children learn and acquire basic mathematical skills from a brain-based educational perspective. There are discussions on three primary ways in which numbers are formatted in the brain, as well as the relationship between anxiety and mathematical performance during classroom learning situations.

The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: Diagnosis and Intervention. Steven Feifer & Philip De Fina, $79.95

The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders discusses both language based and non-language based written language disorders from a brain-based education model of learning. It is intended for school psychologists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, special educators and school administrators.


New Kinds of Smart: How the Science of Learnable Intelligence Is Changing Education. Bill Lucas & Guy Claxton, $36.95

20th Century schools presumed that students' intelligence was largely fixed. 21st century science says that intelligence is expandable — and in a variety of ways. NEW KINDS OF SMART argues that this shift in the way we think about young minds opens up hitherto unexplored possibilities for education.

NEW KINDS OF SMART brings together all the main strands of research about intelligence in one book. Each chapter presents practical examples, tools and templates so that each new strand of thinking can be woven into curriculum and daily life. Topics covered include:

  • Composite intelligence
  • Distributed intelligence
  • Expandable intelligence
  • Social intelligence
  • Practical intelligence
  • Strategic intelligence
  • Intuitive intelligence
  • Ethical intelligence 

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The New Science of Teaching and Learning: Using the Best of Mind, Brain and Education Science in the Classroom. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, $32.95

This book offers a definitive, scientifically grounded guide for better teaching and learning practices. Drawing from thousands of documents and the opinions of recognized experts worldwide, it explains in straight talk the new Mind, Brain, and Education Science—a field that has grown out of the intersection of neuroscience, education, and psychology. This book distinguishes true, applicable neuroscience from the popular “neuromyths” that have gained currency in education. Each instructional guideline presented in the book is accompanied by real-life classroom examples to help teachers envision the direct application of the information in their own schools.


The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Daniel Levitin, $22.00

The information age is drowning us in an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more — and faster — decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average person reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.

But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel — and how readers can use these methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and lives. With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to gambling in Las Vegas, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to daily life. His practical suggestions call for relatively minor changes that require little effort but will have remarkable long-term benefits for mental and physical health, productivity, and creativity. The Organized Mind shows us how to navigate the churning flow of information in our daily lives with neuroscientific perspective.

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The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain. JoAnn Deak & Terrence Deak, $22.50 (ages 9-14)

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, so if you haven’t yet picked up your copy of The Owner’s Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain, here are a few good reasons to, ahem, think about it. This absorbing book by Drs. JoAnn Deak and Terrence Deak continues the lessons from Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, offering helpful insights into the brain as it enters its second decade.


Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher. Judy Willis, $26.95

Author Judy Willis is an author who is both a neurologist and a classroom teacher. In Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, Dr. Willis combs through brain research and pulls out the information that is most valid and relevant to classroom teaching. Find out how to enhance your students' memory and test-taking abilities and discover ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.


Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation. Mary-Dean Barringer, Craig Pohlman & Michele Robinson, $33.95

This book shows how schools can develop expertise in "learning variation" (understanding how different kinds of minds learn) and apply this knowledge to classroom instruction in order to address the chronic learning challenges and achievement gap faced by millions of students. Schools for All Kinds of Minds shows how using what we know about learning variation with a focus on discovering learning strengths, not just deficits, can help schools create plans for success for those students who often find it elusive.

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Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today’s Adolescents. Sheryl Feinstein, $22.95

Organized around specific areas of adolescent development, this resource is packed with fresh instructional strategies that can be modified and adapted to various content areas. Secrets of the Teenage Brain helps unlock the secrets of the biological and neurological changes happening in the teenage brain. Educators can use these insights to help students reach their full potential.


Smarter: the New Science of Building Brain Power. Dan Hurley, $28.95

Can you make yourself, your kids, and your parents smarter?

Expanding upon one of the most-read New York Times Magazine features of 2012, SMARTER penetrates the hot new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual abilities. Shattering decades of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing that “fluid intelligence” — the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things — can be increased through training. But is it all just hype?

With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct-current stimulation.


The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment & Learning in the Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $39.50

This book explains how the brain, as a social organism, learns best throughout the lifespan, from our early schooling through late life. Positioning the brain as distinctly social, Louis Cozolino helps teachers make connections to neurobiological principles, with the goal of creating classrooms that nurture healthy attachment patterns and resilient psyches. Cozolino investigates what good teachers do to stimulate minds and brains to learn, especially when they succeed with difficult or “unteachable” students. He explores classroom teaching from the perspectives of social neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, showing how we can use the findings from these fields to maximize learning and stimulate the brain to grow. The book will have relevance to anyone concerned with twenty-first century learners and the social and emotional development of children.

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Teaching NLP in the Classroom. Kate Spohrer, $24.95

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a very effective tool in helping students overcome fears, anxieties and limitations — which in turn can help them to achieve more in school and become more fulfilled as individuals. NLP techniques are a useful addition to every classroom, but are especially useful when working with children with special needs or behavioral difficulties.


Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. Donovan R. Walling, $37.95

Are your picture-smart, music-smart, and body-smart learners lagging behind their word-smart and number-smart peers? Donovan Walling offers innovative new ways to help these learners become effective writers! With an emphasis on matching teaching method to learning style and developing both basic writing competencies and higher-level thinking skills, this resource offers instructional strategies, sample lessons, a learning styles self-assessment. This is an essential resource for teachers, literacy coaches, and curriculum designers who want to expand writing curriculum and incorporate more non-linear methods into their instructional repertoires.


Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom. Derek Cabrera & Laura Colosi, $21.00

THINKING AT EVERY DESK offers cutting-edge skills for twenty-first-century learners and educators. Designed to transform teaching practice, this book provides the tools to understand thinking patterns and how learning actually happens. It empowers teachers to structure learning in the most meaningful way, helping students explore new paths to knowledge.

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Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain. Dana Suskind, $36.00

Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important — and astoundingly simple — thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to him or her. Her book reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how parents can best put it into practice by following the three Ts: Tune in to what your child is doing; Talk more to your child using lots of descriptive words; and Take turns with your child as you engage in conversation. 

The neuroscience of brain plasticity is some of the most valuable and revolutionary medical science being done today. It enables us to think and do better, making a difference in the lives of both the old and young.  This landmark book is essential reading for parents and educators alike.


Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain: Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners. Eric Jensen & Carole Snider, $31.95

The achievement gap is widening and more teens than ever are struggling in school. The latest research shows not only that brains can change, but that teachers and other providers have the power to boost students' effort, focus, attitude, and even IQs. Drawing on cutting-edge science, this breakthrough book reveals core tools to increase student effort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors.


Understanding Black Male Learning Styles. Jawanza Kunjufu, $17.95

Starting with a look at the culture of young black males, educational consultant Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu examines learning styles, peer learning and gender differences as well as educator’s perceptions. Understanding Black Male Learning Styles challenges educators to teach the way children learn — and shows teachers how to discover the ideal learning environment for some of their most challenged students.

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Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn. John Hattie & Gregory Yates, $61.50

VISIBLE LEARNING AND THE SCIENCE OF HOW WE LEARN explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter basis for essay writing or staff development.

The book is structured in three parts — ‘learning within classrooms’, ‘learning foundations’, which explains the cognitive building blocks of knowledge acquisition and ‘know thyself’ which explores, confidence and self-knowledge. It also features extensive interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated bibliographic entries with recommendations for further reading, links to relevant websites and YouTube clips. Throughout, the authors draw upon the latest international research into how the learning process works and how to maximize impact on students, covering such topics as:

  • Teacher personality
  • Expertise and teacher-student relationships
  • How knowledge is stored and the impact of cognitive load
  • Thinking fast and thinking slow
  • The psychology of self-control
  • The role of conversation at school and at home
  • Invisible gorillas and the IKEA effect
  • Digital native theory
  • Myths and fallacies about how people learn.

This fascinating book is aimed at any student, teacher or parent requiring an up-to-date commentary on how research into human learning processes can inform our teaching and what goes on in our schools. It takes a broad sweep through findings stemming mainly from social and cognitive psychology and presents them in a useable format for students and teachers at all levels, from preschool to tertiary training institutes.


Visual Note-Taking for Educators: a Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity. Wendi Pillars, $23.50

We've come a long way from teachers admonishing students to put away their drawings and take traditional long-form notes. Let's be honest: note-taking is boring and it isn't always the most effective way to retain information. This book is a guide for teachers about getting your students drawing and sketching to learn visually. Whether in elementary school or high school, neuroscience has shown that visual learning is a very effective way to retain information. The techniques in this book will help you work with your students in novel ways to retain information. Visual note-taking can be used with diverse learners; all ages; and those who have no drawing experience. Teachers are provided with a library of images and concepts to steal, tweak, and use in any way in their classrooms. The book is liberally illustrated with student examples from elementary and high school students alike. 

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Ways of Learning: Learning Theories and Learning Styles in the Classroom, 3rd Edition. Alan Pritchard, $40.50

Whilst most teachers are skilled in providing opportunities for the progression of childrenís learning, it is often without fully understanding the theory behind it. With greater insight into what is currently known about the processes of learning and about individual learning preferences, teachers are better equipped to provide effective experiences and situations which are more likely to lead to lasting attainment. WAYS OF LEARNING seeks to provide an understanding of the ways in which learning takes place, which teachers can make use of in their planning and teaching, including:

  • An overview of learning
  • Behaviourism and the beginning of theory
  • Cognitive and constructivist learning
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Learning styles
  • Difficulties with learning
  • The influence of neuro-psychology
  • Relating theory to practice

The third edition of this book includes a newly updated and fully expanded chapter on the influence of neuro-educational research.


Why Don’t Students Like School? Daniel Willingham, $24.95

A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for the classroom.


Why Neuroscience Matters in the Classroom: Principles of Brain-based Instructional Design for Teachers. Kathleen Scalise & Marie Felde, $51.15

This text provides the means for every teacher to build a base of understanding in three essential learning sciences — neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and educational research — as a foundation that they will use throughout their careers. By combining all three fields of the learning sciences, it puts the pieces together, makes them relevant to the work of every teacher and learner, and fills a gap in teacher education texts. The brain-based principles presented show how the brain and mind work in relation to what we know of behavior and learning in the classroom.

Concise, accessible, and structured especially for teacher education, the work is understandable and relevant to all teachers, even those who say they are science shy. Learning points introduce the reader to what’s to come and Scenarios summarize the material that’s covered, including such topics as neural plasticity and the basics of physical change; how nutrition, exercise, and sleep may affect learning; the major roles that emotion, attitude, and stress play in brain function; and more.

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Your Brain on Childhood: the Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms and the Minivan. Gabrielle Principe, $19.50

For most of human existence, childhood was spent in a natural environment. Children spent their days roaming in packs and playing on their own. They improvised their play, invented games, and made up their own rules.  

While modern environments have made life easier and more secure for children, scientists are finding that this new lifestyle is having unwanted side effects on children's brains. Today's structured & controlled surroundings are exactly wrong for developing brains. Children learn by exploration, experimentation & exposure to the real world.

In YOUR BRAIN ON CHILDHOOD, developmental psychologist Gabrielle Principe reviews the consequences of raising children in today's highly unnatural environments and suggests ways in which we can learn to naturalize childhood again, so that a child's home and school environments gel with how the brain was designed to grow.

Fascinating and controversial, this well-researched discussion by an expert on child development will make readers rethink how we are raising our children.


Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It. JoAnn Deak, illustrated by Sarah Ackerley, $26.95

This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains. It also delivers the crucial message that mistakes are an essential part of learning. The book introduces children to the anatomy and various functions of the brain in a fun and engaging way.

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You're Smarter Than You Think: a Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Thomas Armstrong, $22.99

Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized the way we think about being smart. Written by an award-winning expert on the topic, this book introduces the theory, explains the different types of intelligences (like Word Smart, Self Smart, Body Smart), and helps kids identify their own learning strengths and use their special skills at school, at home, and in life. As kids read the book, they stop asking “How smart am I?” and start asking “How am I smart?” This powerful learning tool is recommended for all kids — and all adults committed to helping young people do and be their best. Resources describe related books, software, games, and organizations. This revised and updated edition includes information on a newly researched ninth intelligence, Life Smart — thinking about and asking questions about life, the universe, and spirituality.


Zig Zag: the Surprising Path to Greater Creativity. Keith Sawyer, $31.95

With the prevalence of computer technology and outsourcing, new jobs and fulfilling lives will rely heavily on creativity and innovation. Keith Sawyer draws from his expansive research of the creative journey, exceptional creators, creative abilities, and world-changing innovations to create an accessible, eight-step program to increasing anyone's creative potential. Sawyer reveals the surprising secrets of highly creative people (such as learning to ask better questions when faced with a problem), demonstrates how to come up with better ideas, and explains how to carry those ideas to fruition most effectively. This science-backed, step-by step method can maximize our creative potential in any sphere of life.

  • Offers a proven method for developing new ideas and creative problem-solving no matter what your profession
  • Includes an eight-step method, 30 practices, and more than 100 techniques that can be launched at any point in a creative journey

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Complete Booklist

Attachment-Based Teaching: Creating a Tribal Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $32.00

Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us about Raising Successful Children. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff & Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, $27.95

Brain-Based Early Learning Activities: Connecting Theory and Practice, Birth to Age 8. Nikki Darling-Kuria, $37.50

Brain-Based Learning: the New Paradigm of Teaching, 2nd Edition. Eric Jensen, $54.95

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age. Marilee Springer, $27.50

Brain-Based Teaching with Adolescent Learning in Mind. Glenda Beamon Crawford, $46.20

The Brain-Compatible Classroom: a Teacher's Guide. Pat Wolfe, $13.95

Brain Breaks for the Classroom, Grades K-5. Michelle Gay, $16.99

Brain Food: 100+ Games That Make Kids Think. Paul Fleisher, $27.95 (K-12)

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School, Updated and Expanded Edition. John Medina, $17.95

Calm, Alert, and Learning: Classroom Strategies for Self-Regulation. Stuart Shanker, $70.35

Celebrating Every Learner: Activities and Strategies for Creating a Multiple Intelligences Classroom. Thomas Hoerr, Sally Boggeman, Christine Wallach, et al, $39.95

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived. Mark Katz, $54.00

Designing Brain-Compatible Learning. Gayle Gregory & Terence Parry, $61.20

Developing Memory Skills in the Primary Classroom: a Complete Programme for All. Gill Davies, $54.95

The Elementary Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers, K-5. Katherine McKnight, $27.95

Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner's Potential. Eric Jensen, $26.99

Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. Donna Wilson & Marcus Conyers, $41.95

Five Minds for the Future. Howard Gardner, $26.95

Frames of Mind: the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Revised Edition. Howard Gardner, $23.00

The Growth Mindset Coach:  a Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve. Annie Brock & Heather Hundley, $20.95

The Growth Mindset Playbook: a Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success. Annie Brock & Heather Hundley, $21.50

Helping Students Remember: Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory. Milton Dehn, $64.00 (includes CD-ROM)

How the Brain Influences Behavior: Management Strategies for Every Classroom. David Sousa, $71.20

How the Brain Learns Mathematics. David Sousa, $54.95

How the Gifted Brain Learns, 2nd Edition. David Sousa, $52.95

Intelligence: Multiple Perspectives. Howard Gardner et al, $70.95

The Intelligent Curriculum: Using MI to Develop Your Students' Full Potential. David Lazear, $61.95

The Invisible Classroom: Relationships, Neuroscience & Mindfulness in School. Kirke Olson, $31.95

The Jossey Bass Reader on the Brain and Learning. Introduction by Kurt Fischer, Edited by Jossey-Bass Publishers, $41.99

JUMPSTART! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving Games and Activities for Ages 7-14. Steve Bowkett, $37.50

The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children. Torkel Klingberg, $27.95

Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence fo All Learners.  Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church & Karin Morrison, $35.95

Mind, Brain, & Education: Neuroscience Implications for the Classroom. Edited by David Sousa, $54.95

Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades PreK-2.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99
Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades 3-5.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99
Mind UP! Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning and Living, Grades 6-8.  The Hawn Foundation, $30.99

Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools. Mary Cay Ricci, $32.50

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Multiple Intelligence Approaches to Assessment: Solving the Assessment Conundrum. David Lazear, $47.95

Multiple Intelligences around the World. Edited by Jie-Qi Chen, Seana Moran & Howard Gardner, $36.00

Multiple Intelligences and Assessment: a Collection of Articles. Bruce Torff (ed), $38.95

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom. Thomas Armstrong, $28.95

Multiple Intelligences: Pathways to Success. Thomas Hoerr, $12.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Energizing and Enhancing Instruction. Janet Nay Zadina, $33.95

The Neuropsychology of Mathematics: Diagnosis and Intervention. Steven Feifer & Philip De Fina, $79.95

The Neuropsychology of Written Language Disorders: Diagnosis and Intervention. Steven Feifer & Philip De Fina, $79.95

New Kinds of Smart: How the Science of Learnable Intelligence Is Changing Education. Bill Lucas & Guy Claxton, $36.95

The New Science of Teaching and Learning: Using the Best of Mind, Brain and Education Science in the Classroom. Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, $32.95

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Daniel Levitin, $22.00

The Owner's Manual for Driving Your Adolescent Brain. JoAnn Deak & Terrence Deak, $22.50 (ages 9-14)

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher. Judy Willis, $26.95

Schools for All Kinds of Minds: Boosting Student Success by Embracing Learning Variation. Mary-Dean Barringer, Craig Pohlman & Michele Robinson, $33.95

Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research Based Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Today’s Adolescents. Sheryl Feinstein, $22.95

Smarter: the New Science of Building Brain Power. Dan Hurley, $28.95

The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment & Learning in the Classroom. Louis Cozolino, $39.50

Teaching for Successful Intelligence To Increase Student Learning and Achievement, Second Edition. Robert. Sternberg & Elena Grigorenko, $41.95

Teaching & Learning through Multiple Intelligences. Linda Campbell et al, $55.95

Teaching NLP in the Classroom. Kate Spohrer, $24.95

Teaching Smarter with the Brain in Mind. Sarah Armstrong, $19.95

Teaching to the Brain's Natural Learning Systems. Barbara Given, $32.95

Teaching with the Brain in Mind. Eric Jensen, $32.95

Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. Donovan R. Walling, $37.95

Thinking at Every Desk: Four Simple Skills to Transform Your Classroom. Derek Cabrera & Laura Colosi, $21.00

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain. Dana Suskind, $36.00

Tools of the Mind: the Vygotskian Approach to Early Childhood Education. Elena Bodrova & Deborah Leong, $38.80

Tuned In and Fired Up: How Teaching Can Inspire Real Learning in the Classroom. Sam Intrator, $20.95

Turnaround Tools for the Teenage Brain: Helping Underperforming Students Become Lifelong Learners. Eric Jensen & Carole Snider, $31.95

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn. John Hattie & Gregory Yates, $61.50

Visual Note-Taking for Educators: a Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity. Wendi Pillars, $23.50

Ways of Learning: Learning Theories and Learning Styles in the Classroom, 3rd Edition. Alan Pritchard, $40.50

Why Don’t Students Like School? Daniel Willingham, $24.95

Why Neuroscience Matters in the Classroom: Principles of Brain-based Instructional Design for Teachers. Kathleen Scalise & Marie Felde, $51.15

Your Brain on Childhood: the Unexpected Side Effects of Classrooms, Ballparks, Family Rooms and the Minivan. Gabrielle Principe, $19.50

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It. JoAnn Deak, illustrated by Sarah Ackerley, $26.95

You're Smarter Than You Think: a Kid's Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Thomas Armstrong, $22.99

Zig Zag: the Surprising Path to Greater Creativity. Keith Sawyer, $31.95

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