Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

Psychologist; Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia; Member, National Board for Education Sciences; Writer, “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” Column, American Educator; Author, Outsmart Your Brain: Why Learning is Hard and How You Can Make It Easy (Forthcoming, 2022), “Unlocking the Science of How Kids Think: A New Proposal for Reforming Teacher Education” (2018, Education Next), “A Mental Model of the Learner: Teaching the Basic Science of Educational Psychology to Future Teachers” (2017, Mind, Brain, & Education), The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads (2017), Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do (2015), When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (2012), and Why Don’t Students Like School? (2010)


The Science of Knowledge

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

Keynote Address III: Why Students Need to Outsmart Their Brains to Succeed at School

Knowing Words & Reading

The Science of Reading: A Whirlwind Tour

The Science of Teaching During a Pandemic

Virtual Conference  February 20, 2021

Option One

Keynote: Helping Kids Teach Themselves

Learning How to Learn

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

The Science of Deeper Thinking

Knowledge and Practice: The Real Keys to Critical Thinking