Brain Waves: Covering How the Science of Learning Translates to the Classroom

Cognitive science has vastly expanded the body of knowledge on how people learn in the last 25 years. Yet, little of that knowledge has trickled down to the classroom. 

A small, but growing, number of schools and districts are working to change that. More educators are looking at the science of learning after concerns expressed about learning disruptions and recovering from the pandemic. To learn more, register for our webinar on Thursday, July 29, at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Educators and experts will explain basic cognitive science and brain research, highlighting what they tell us about best practices to aid learning. They will describe concrete examples of what such learning looks like, and how districts might implement policies and practices to incorporate brain science into classrooms. 

Additionally, the speakers will explain why it’s important for journalists to cover this story, especially as most students are expected to return to full-time, in-person instruction this fall. And finally, the presenters will provide solutions to bridge the gap between research and practice.


  • Margaret Lee, director of organizational development, Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland)
  • Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, education researcher and author of “Neuromyths: Debunking False Ideas About the Brain”
  • Glenn Whitman, executive director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Maryland)
  • Emily Hanford, APM Reports (moderator)

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