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Course Description

Designing educational experiences without knowledge of the brain is like designing a glove without knowledge of the hand. "Making Classrooms Better" takes this concept a step further, building from general knowledge of brain-based education science and current educational research to offer specific suggestions for how teachers can improve student learning outcomes. Covering a range of subjects, from creating an optimal classroom climate to maximizing metacognitive skill development, this well-researched, state-of-the-art course is an essential resource for highly effective practices that teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners can easily use. This course provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain, and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy. It shares 50 evidence-based classroom "best practices" that have a proven positive impact on student learning outcomes and explains why they work.

Notes

A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.

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Section Title
Book Study: Making Classrooms Better
Delivery Options
Various Media  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $350.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Making Classrooms Better: 50 Practical Applications of Mind, Brain, and Education Science by Tracey Tokuhama-Espinsoa, W.W. Norton, ISBN: 978-0393708134

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.


Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.


Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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