How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses

If you think brain science isn’t part of your teaching job description, think again. Teachers deal with the neurochemistry behind student learning processes whether they want to or not, and today’s higher education institutions have the unique challenge of serving students whose learning styles have evolved in a multitasking culture.

How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses explains how the brain functions with respect to learning — giving you precisely the information you need to adjust your teaching strategies to better engage different regions of the brain and maximize learning.

Straight from the authorities

Your presenters for this seminar are Lisa Bloom and Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli. Their session on brain-based learning at the 2012 Teaching Professor Conference was one of the most highly attended and top rated workshops of the conference.

Lisa Bloom, DC, FIACN,  is a Fellow of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. She is a Ph.D. student in higher education and holds a diploma and board certification from the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology as well as a diploma in applied chiropractic sciences. A winner of multiple faculty excellence awards, Dr. Bloom serves as a board member of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology. She is the creator of the YouTube NeuroDocUniverse channel, which focuses on improving clinical mastery of neurological examination and diagnosis. Bloom is a professor in the Clinical Sciences Department at New York Chiropractic College.

Kristina L. Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, holds a bachelor of science degree in physiological sciences from the University of Arizona. She graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 2003 and earned her master’s degree in instructional design, development, and evaluation from Syracuse University. Currently, Petrocco-Napuli is an associate professor as well as director for the Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE) at New York Chiropractic College, where she assists faculty in course design, development, and innovative instructional strategies. She has presented at numerous conferences such as The Teaching Professor; Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Professional and Organizational Development; The Lilly Conference on Higher Education; and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges/Research Agenda Conference.

In this seminar Bloom and Petrocco-Napoli discuss current literature and educational theory surrounding brain-based teaching. They also demonstrate the concepts by modeling them and directly applying them in problem-solving scenarios.

Key takeaways

During this seminar Bloom and Petrocco-Napuli explain how to:

  • Apply educational best practices associated with a learner-centered environment and neurological constructs
  • Use course management and teaching strategies based on brain function that will enhance the learner-centered classroom
  • Adapt presentation styles based on the effects of multitasking on students
  • Optimize teaching strategies through knowledge of the key areas of the brain involved in learning
  • Identify the basic neurology of the brain’s reward centers and create the best parameters for implementing reward systems

Intended audience

The brain science of learning applies to every kind of student, and this seminar is intended for all institutions. Watch as your students benefit from an educational environment that understands the neurology of learning, engages them in new ways, and optimizes their success in your institution.

Learn how you can use these strategies to create a learner-centered environment in your classroom. Order your copy of How to Implement Brain-Based Learning Strategies in Your Courses today.

An optional Campus Access License is available for an additional $200. It allows the purchasing institution to upload the CD of the seminar onto the institution’s password-protected internal website for unlimited access by the entire campus community.


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