Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

Cognitive Scientist; Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia; Blogger, Science and Education Blog; Writer, “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” Column, American Educator; Associate Editor, Mind, Brain, and Education Journal;Member, Board of Trustees, Core Knowledge Foundation and Advisor of the “Knowledge Matters” Campaign; Appointed in 2017 to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences; Author, Why Don’t Students Like School? (Forthcoming 2021, 2nd Edition); “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), and When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (2012)


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