John T. Almarode, PhD

Professor of Education, James Madison University; Co-Editor, Teacher Educator’s Journal; Co-Author, How Tutoring Works: Six Steps to Grow Motivation and Accelerate Student Learning (2021), How Learning Works (2021), Clarity for Learning (2018), From Snorkelers to Scuba Divers: Making the Elementary Science Classroom a Place of Engagement and Deep Learning (2017), Visible Learning for Science (2017), and Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6–12 (2013)


Teaching Social Brains

The Sheraton NY Times Square, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom  April 21-23, 2023

Keynote Address II: Student Learning Communities: A Springboard for Academic and Social-Emotional Development

The Science of Teaching

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

Teaching Struggling Brains

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 18-20, 2022


Helping Students Recover, Rebound, and Re-Engage in Challenging Times

Motivating Minds & Technology

Engaging Today's Students With and Without Technology

Calming Anxious Brains

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

Motivation & Learning Loss

How Tutoring Works: Raise Motivation and Accelerate Learning

The Science of Teaching During a Pandemic

Virtual Conference  February 20, 2021

Motivated Brains Online

Maximize Learning: Engaging ALL Learners at a Distance

The Science of How We Learn Mathematics

Online Seminar  October 23, 2021-N/A

How We Learn

Online Seminar  April 25, 2020-N/A

The Science of How We Learn...At a Distance

Online Seminar  December 12, 2020-N/A

Schooling Social Brains

The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY  May 3-5, 2019

Teacher Clarity & Collaboration

Clarity in Learning: Five Effective Practices That Promote Learning and Collaborations

Learning How to Learn

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

Conference Wrap-Up: Diving Into Deeper Learning and the Science of Learning: Putting It All Together

The Science of Learning

Engaging Brains: Increased Student Engagement in the Classroom

Positive, Resilient Minds

Held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA  April 7-9, 2017