Andrew C. Watson, MEd

Classroom Teacher; Founder/President of Translate the Brain, a professional development consultancy; Author, The Goldilocks Map: A Classroom Teacher’s Quest to Evaluate ‘Brain-Based’ Teaching Advice (2021), Learning Grows: The Science of Motivation for the Classroom Teacher (2019), and Learning Begins: A Teacher's Guide to the Learning Brain (2017); Blogger, Learning & the Brain Blog


Teaching Engaged Brains

The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 22-24, 2024

The Science of Motivation

Rethinking Intrinsic Motivation: Problems and Potential Solutions

The Science of Memory and Attention

Virtual Institute  June 26-30, 2023

The Science of Teaching and Learning

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 17-19, 2023

Thinking Creates Learning

Thinking Creates Learning: The Essentials of Working Memory

The Science of Learning

The New Science of Learning: Understanding How We Learn

Memory, Motivation, and Mindsets

Online Institute  June 27-July 1, 2022

The Science of Teaching

The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom  February 18-20, 2022

The Science of School & COVID

Cognitive Science in the COVID Classroom: One Teacher’s Journey to Discover What Works and What Doesn’t

The Science of Knowledge

Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 1-3, 2022

Keynote Address IV: Reflecting on Research: Being Curious, Skeptical, and Critical About Brain-Based Teaching Advice

Calming Anxious Brains

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 19-21, 2021

Motivation & Learning Loss

Rethinking Motivation and Mindsets: Strategies to Reengage Students

The Science of Learning and Memory

Online Seminar  October 9, 2021-N/A

Memory, Motivation, and Mindsets

Online Institute  July 12-16, 2021

The Practical Science of Student Attention

Online Seminar  May 2, 2020-N/A

Educating with Empathy

The Historic Fairmont Hotel, Atop Nob Hill,
San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2019

Teaching Adolescents

Understanding Adolescence, Teaching Adolescents: From Emotion and Cognition to iPads and Snapchat

Learning How to Learn

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA  November 22-24, 2019

Deeper Thinking & Neuromyths

How to Be an Effective Skeptic: Critical Thinking Strategies to Evaluate Research-Based Practice

Deeper Learning & Motivation

The Science of Deeper Learning: How Teachers Re-Motivate by Understanding DE-Motivation

Teaching the Teenage Brain

White Plains, NY  December 7, 2018-N/A