Presented by NAESP and Solution Tree

Description : Designed to meet the unique needs of principals, this webinar examines the basics of brain-compatible learning. Dr. Sousa guides principals through a quick tour of brain structures and reveals the latest discoveries of how the brain works. Learn how to apply the basics of educational neuroscience to build productive and successful brain-compatible classrooms. With Dr. Sousa’s guidance, principals will be able to establish a positive classroom and school climate, and build more productive and successful problem-solving teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize how the brain learns in accessible language
  • Gain the latest comprehensive brain research on teaching and learning
  • Identify recommendations for instruction and the classroom environment to support learning


David A. Sousa

David A. Sousa, EdD, is an author and international consultant. He served as a K–12 director of science and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He has also been an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the pre-K-12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 100,000 educators across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Prior to his career in New Jersey, Dr. Sousa taught at the American School of Paris (France), and served for five years as a Foreign Service Officer and science advisor at the USA diplomatic missions in Geneva (Switzerland) and Vienna (Austria). Dr. Sousa has been interviewed on NBC's Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research. He is author of The Leadership Brain, How the Brain Learns, How the Special Needs Brain Learns, How the Gifted Brain Learns, How the Brain Learns to Read, How the Brain Influences Behavior, How the ELL Brain Learns, and How the Brain Learns Mathematics. His books have been published in French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and several other languages. Dr. Sousa is past president of Learning Forward.

What Principals Need to Know About The Basics of Creating Brain-Compatible Classrooms

By David A. Sousa

The Basics of Creating Brain-Compatible Classrooms provides principals with an overview of educational neuroscience so they can construct meaningful professional development that enhances teachers knowledge and skills about brain-compatible learning. This book will bring busy educational leaders up-to-date on the latest brain research that appears to have implications for both teaching and learning, as well as, for leading schools as learning organizations.

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Member Price: $19.95
Nonmember Price: $24.95