Course DescriptionDesigning 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.
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.