ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Ian Kelleher is Head of Research at the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD, in the suburbs of Washington DC. Ian grew up in Cambridge, UK. He went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate, then returned to Cambridge to do a PhD. After this, Ian moved to the US where he spent six years teaching, coaching and dorm-parenting at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. He still drinks lots of tea and watches a good amount of English Premier League soccer. At St. Andrew’s, Ian teaches Chemistry, Physics and Robotics, and coaches soccer. Ian's work for the CTTL focuses on working with teachers to translate ideas from academic research into classroom practices, and developing ways to assess the impact of these brain based teaching and learning strategies. He creates and leads Mind, Brain and Education Science professional development programs. He also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop, and is responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program. Ian is co-author of the book “Neuroteach: brain science and the future of education”.
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In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, I thought it would be fun to consider several of the false — even foolish — beliefs that people often have about brains. Take a look at the six statements below and judge
I sense that the tide is beginning to turn on the knowledge-versus-skills debate, ‘21st Century’ or otherwise. There is an increasingly confident voice shouting a phrase that teachers have shouted for the few thousands of years that there have been