The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students (2016)
In this book, Thomas Armstrong explains what we know about how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight essential instructional elements that will help students develop the ability to think, make healthy choices, regulate their emotions, handle social conflict, consolidate their identities, and learn enough about the world to move into adulthood with dignity and grace.
Teaching for Deeper Learning: Tools to Engage Students in Meaning Making (2020)
In this book, Jay McTighe and Harvey F. Silver contend that the ability to "earn" understanding will equip students to thrive in school, at work, and in life. The authors highlight seven higher-order thinking skills that facilitate students' acquisition of information for greater retention, retrieval, and transfer.
Additional K-12 Education Programs at the UW Center for Neurotechnology
Learn about UW CNT K-12 programs such as school visits, research experiences for teachers, and the young scholars REACH program.
Additional College Education Programs at the UW Center for Neurotechnology
Learn about UW CNT programs for college students such as Research Experiences for Undergraduates, an annual Hackathon, and the Post-Baccalaureate program.
Across Campus and Beyond: A Promising Practice to Increase Conversations about Neurodiversity in the Engineering Classroom
This promising practice from the Knowledge Base explores a conversation facilitated by an interdisciplinary group from across the Purdue University campus and at a partner school.
Mentoring Community for Students with Disabilities
Engage with other students with peers, near peers, and mentors in STEM programs and careers.
Students with Disabilities Succeeding in Engineering Research Centers
Read case studies of students who have thrived at an ERC and their perspectives on the accessibility of classrooms and labs.
Teaching for Neurodiversity: A Guide to Specific Learning Disabilities
It is essential that teaching meets the needs of all learners, using appropriate methods to support weaknesses while also recognizing and developing strengths and abilities.
Applying Universal Design to Address the Needs of Postsecondary Students on the Autism Spectrum
The authors illustrate how a teaching method that benefits a student with a specific disability such as autism can inspire the development of a universal design strategy designed to benefit all students.
Neurodiversity: The Future of Special Education?
If we want to use the most effective approaches with kids—and draw on new research about the brain—special education needs to change its approach.
Encouraging Neurodiversity in Your Makerspace or Classroom
While students with neurological differences face daily challenges, they bring unique qualities of focus, nonlinear thinking, recall, and brainstorming enthusiasm to a makerspace or classroom.
Leading Practices for Improving Accessibility and Inclusion in Field, Laboratory, and Computational Science – A Conversation Series
Five webinar-style conversations featuring leading experts on accessibility and disability inclusion recorded between December 2021 and April 2022.
Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success: A Guide for Librarians, Support Services, and Academic Learning Environments
A book by Elizabeth and Jeffrey Coghill that discusses methods and support services for helping neurodiverse students succeed.