Dr. Judy Willis’ Recent & Popular Links

Recent Articles & Edutopia or NBC News Education Nation Blogs

EURONEWS Willis Interview The role of neuroscience in education includes Judy Willis VIDEO & transcript near end of both

Risk-taking and the Teen Brain. NBC News Education Nation Parent Toolkit Blog Nov. 3, 2014 Dr. Judy Willis http://bit.ly/1t7qiLA

What Edtech Can You Trust? Edutopia Staff blog. November 18, 2014.

Grasp the effects of math-related stress
. STEM Magazine. P 18-24. November 2014. http://www.stemmagazine.com/Nov.%20STEM.pdf

Cognitively Priming Students for Learning
Edutopia Staff blog. September 22, 2014

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Edutopia Staff blog. August 20, 2014.http://www.edutopia.org/blog/prepare-students-challenges-of-tomorrow-judy-willis

Reversing Math Negativity.
STEM Magazine October 2014 http://www.stemmagazine.com/Oct.STEM.pdf

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning
Edutopia Staff Blog. July 18, 2014

The Goldilocks Zone of Game-Based Learning. ASCD Express. July 3, 2014 Volume 9 | Issue 20. http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol9/920 willis.aspx?utm_source=ascdexpress&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express920

Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters. The Guardian Nov 11, 2014 http://gu.com/p/433fm/sbl

Planning for the Ideal Emotional Atmosphere - in June STEM Magazine. P12

Good Praise, Bad Praise for NBC News Education Nation: Jan 2014 http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=0A598840-7722-11E3-A4E20050569A5318#

Neuroscience reveals that boredom hurts
. Phi Delta Kappan. V95 N8. 2014

School Leadership 2.0: VIDEO: Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning http://www.schoolleadership20.com/video/big-thinkers-judy-willis-on-the-science-of-learning

The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., TeachTought Issue 03/16/2014. http://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-impact-of-creativity-on-the-brain/

Television, Radio, & Video Links

edutopia Videos
"Dr. Judy Willis Edutopia’s 'Big Thinker on Education'"

Big Thinkers: Dr. Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

View 7 Video Chapters of Dr. Judy Willis’
“Big Thinker in Education” Interview: http://www.edutopia.org/big-thinkers-judy-willis-neuroscience-learning-video
The Big Thinker video interview is divided into 7 1-2 minute segments by topic. From “Big Thinker” Judy Willis page http://www.edutopia.org/big-thinkers, scroll down the bar to the right of the video/photo and you can open each section by name, such as Judy Willis on the Science of Learning (video)

Meet Judy Willis, Neurologist Turned Educator (1 min 24 sec)
The Science of Boredom (1 min 36 sec)
Creating Curiosity in the Classroom (0 min 52 sec)
Focusing Students' Attention in the Classroom (1 min 22 sec)
The Importance of Creating a Safe Environment (1 min 32 sec)
Lessons Learned from Video Games (2 min 52 sec)
Preparing Students for the 21st Century (1 min 53 sec)

Australia ABC TV show Lateline Judy Willis, MD interview Apr 20, 2012 “Neuroscientist explains how to stimulate young brains”. Link with video & transcript

ABC Radio National
How children learn best Interview with Dr. Judy Willis
‘All in the Mind’ program hosted by Lynne Malcolm 10/14/12

TEDx Video Dr. Judy Willis Jan 2013 ASB Mumbai, India. Topic “Dr. Judy Willis: Video Game Model for Motivated Learning’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8TPRec6OCY

TEDx Video Dr. Judy Willis Feb 1, 2012. Topic “From Neuroscience Lab to the Classroom” TEDxEnola http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHRyPbcLKis

Video Link International Conference on Thinking, Wellington, New Zealand. January 2013. Dr Judy Willis speaking about, What we can learn from the Video Game Model http://bit.ly/15czG6s

Video: Parenting to Develop Your Children’s Critical Skillsets for 21st Century Success: http://www.gotocoffeebreak.com/portfolio/march-2013/
Laguna Beach PTA Parent Education. March 2013

Video Series: my brief responses to “Learning & Students’ Brains” questions from interview at St Michaels University School April 2013. http://bit.ly/13Ncewr

YouTube links to Judy Willis videos (BUT some are other not my “Judy Willis” videos): http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=judy+willis&page=&utm_source=opensearch

25 Parenting Videos by Dr. Judy Willis
http://www.kidsinthehouse.com/expert/parenting-advice-from-judy-willis-md-med#page=/video/meet-judy-willis-md-med or http://www.kidsinthehouse.com/search/site/willis#

Books by Judy Willis, M.D.

Research-Based Strategies To Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist/Classroom Teacher, ASCD 2006

Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results,
ASCD 2010 http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/108073.aspx?utm_source=ascdfacebook&utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=math-willis-fb or
Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results 

How Your Child Learns Best: Brain-Based Ways to Ignite Learning and Increase School Success. Foreword by Goldie Hawn. Sourcebooks: 2008. http://www.amazon.com/Your-Child-Learns-Best-Brain-Friendly/dp/1402213468
The Neuroscience of Learning: Principles and Applications for Educators. (2014) Bridgepoint Education, Inc. https://learn.thuze.com/store/product/THUZE.HSS.PSY.9781621781639

Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension ASCD August 2008. http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/107073.aspx or
Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension 

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ASCD 2007 http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/107040.aspx or
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom 

Inspiring Middle School Minds: Gifted, Creative, And Challenging. Great Potentials Press, 2008. http://amzn.to/1wwMsg4

Translations available for most books

Chapters in Books

Cooperative Learning: Accessing Our Highest Human Potential. A chapter in, The Power of the Social Brain Editors: Art Costa & Wilson O’Leary. New York: Teachers College Press. 2013.

Current Impact of Neuroscience in Teaching and Learning. A chapter in, Mind, Brain, and Education Ed. D. Sousa. Solution Tree Press, 2010.

Contributing consultant
Hawn Foundation MindUp! Curriculum. New York: Scholastic. 2011

Publications with Interviews

“Dr Judy Willis and Goldie Hawn are Building Better Brains by Bringing Neuroscience into Classrooms. Neurology Now: Publication of the American Academy of Neurology March/April 2010 - Volume 6 - Issue 2 - p 14–17. http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2010/06020/Golden_Opportunity.17.aspx

The New Normal: Autism spectrum disorder in Neurology Now June/July 2014 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p 16–22 http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2014/10030/The_New_Normal__As_the_first_Miss_America.15.aspx
Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of children and teens? In Neurology Now: June/July 2014 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p 32–36 http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/Fulltext/2014/10030/Game_Theory__How_do_video_games_affect_the.17.aspx
Popular Mechanics. Apr. 3, 2014: Why the 2048 Game Is So Addictive includes interview with Judy Willis http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/video-games/why-the-2048-game-is-so-addictive-16659899?click=pm_latest
Wall Street Journal article (in the online and print June 12 editions), by "Work & Family" columnist, Sue Shellenbarger includes my interview responses
about how parents can best respond to children’s complaints of boredom. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323949904578539361337041442.html#mod=todays_us_personal_journal

Wall Street Journal article Why Some Smartphone Games Are So Addictive article Feb. 21, 2014

USA Today Quoted in article July 3, 2013 Brain stimulation at any age can slow memory decline http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/03/brain-aging-activities/2461655/

Popular Earlier Articles/Interviews

Harvard Educational Letter Spring 2010: Interview about collaborative learning benefits. http://bit.ly/9UcFia
Scholastic Administrator includes Dr. Judy Willis interview in article “Brain Storm” As neuroscientists begin to figure out how the brain learns, educators are using the research to change the way they teach. http://bit.ly/S1FxZ5

Ed Week includes Dr. Judy Willis interview. More Evidence that Links Students' Boredom to the physiological consequences of a Stressed Brain. http://is.gd/cdHdpE

Prezi on Judy Willis, Learning Theorist
Individual Videos in the “Learning & Students’ Brains” series by title

What do Teachers Need to Know About the Brain? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

What are Some Myths about the Brain? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

What Happens to Our Brains When We Multitask? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

Does Technology Change the Brain? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

What Would be the Ideal Learning Environment? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

How Does the Brain Change During Adolescence? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

How Can Parents Best Support Learning? Video of Dr Judy Willis by St Michaels University School

Parenting Magazine. June 2013. Technology in School

Exposing neuromyths and emphasizing the value of correlations from neuroscience research to the classroom in Takepart.com Jan 14, 2014 http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/01/13/brain-based-teaching-research

Interview Series about Collaborative Group Learning
What New Brain Research Tells Us About How Children Learn: An Interview with Dr. Judy Willis, Part 1 May 30, 2012

What New Brain Research Tells Us About How Children Learn: An Interview with Dr. Judy Willis, Part 2 http://blog.learninginafterschool.org/2012/07/what-new-brain-research-tells-us-about.html

What New Brain Research Tells Us About How Children Learn: An Interview with Dr. Judy Willis, Part 3 July 25, 2012 http://blog.learninginafterschool.org/2012/07/what-new-brain-research-tells-us-about_25.html

Video Series: Adolescent Brains: Challenges and Opportunities - Six Part Video Series from Lower Canada College 2011

: One on One with Dr. Judy Willis, MD, M.Ed.: Helping Students Develop Their Highest Cognitive Potentials http://www.lcc.ca/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=262
Part 1: Combining Neurology and Teaching http://www.lcc.ca/cf_media/index.cfm?t=1&g=262
Part 2: Adolescents Brain Development Influences Learning
Part 3: Why teach students about their brains
Part 4: How to teach students about their brains
Part 5: Building Executive Functions for Future Success
Part 6: Parenting to build executive functions

Edutopia Earlier Staff Blogs

“Meet Dr Judy Willis, EDUTOPIA Staff Blogger”  http://www.edutopia.org/user/19536

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking. Edutopia Jan 10, 2014. http://edut.to/1gqKy6X 

Strategies to Prevent the Neurotoxic Impact of School Stress http://www.edutopia.org/blog/neurotoxic-impact-of-school-stress-judy-willis

Celebrating Literacy With The Reading/Pleasure Cycle. TeachThought. 06/16/2014,

Experienced Teachers Reflect on Their First Year: What they know now that they wish they knew sooner
PART 1 Sept 2012
PART 2 Jan 2013

How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain: Tips from a Neurologist Sept 2012 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teacher-burnout-neurology-judy-willis-md

A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain
JULY 27, 2012 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/neuroscience-higher-ed-judy-willis

Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models: http://bit.ly/R4ObmA
My Prediction: In the near future students will have access to the Internet when they take standardized tests

What Would a School Designed By Your Brain Look Like? Have you ever imagined your ideal school? For me, it is one where brain research truly informs learning structures.

Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain: Bilingual Kids Get a Powerful Cognitive Boost http://bit.ly/GGjCgi March 2012

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool April 14, 2011 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/video-games-learning-student-engagement-judy-willis

How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model May 2011 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/how-to-plan-instruction-video-game-model-judy-willis-md

What Does Neuroscience Research Say About Motivation And The Brain? In Partnership for 21 Century Skills http://www.p21.org/news-events/p21blog/1318-judy-willis-what-does-neuroscience-research-say-about-motivation-and-the-brain

Building Brain Literacy in Elementary Students in Edutopia.org
November 19, 2013. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/building-brain-literacy-elementary-students-judy-willis

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom
in TeachThough Oct 2013 http://www.teachthought.com/learning/the-simple-things-i-do-to-promote-brain-based-learning-in-my-classroom/

Game Based Learning: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity Part 1 or 2. March 11, 2013

Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains in TeachThought 10/16/2013, http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-teaching-strategies-keep-students-turningbrains/?utm_content=bufferc742b&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Raising Kids Who Want to Read-even during school vacations Psychology Today Online. Dec 10, 2013 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-teaching/201312/raising-kids-who-want-read-even-during-school-vacations

Five Assessment Forms That Promote Content Retention by Judy Willis. Edutopia Staff Blog. Mar 17, 2014.

Three Questions To Consider Before You Give A Test. TeachTought Issue 03/16/2014. https://www.google.com/analytics/web/?pli=1#home/a30482055w56947284p58157304/

Understanding How the Brain Thinks: Edutopia Staff 6-PART Blog Series about Building Executive Functions
Understanding How the Brain Thinks (Part 1)
The Brain-Based Benefits of Writing for Math and Science Learning (Part 2)
Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities. (Part 3) http://bit.ly/p1oTbO
Three Brain-based Teaching Strategies to Build Executive Function in Students (Part 4) http://bit.ly/nCy5Id
Three Strategies for Using the Arts to Build Student Executive Functions (Part 5) http://bit.ly/xFnJO8
Executive Function, Arts Integration and Joyful Learning (Part 6) http://bit.ly/yI2NLa

Edutopia Guide About Brain Based Learning (free pdf download)
Edutopia's Classroom Guide: Six Strategies for Brain-Based Learning free pdf Winter 2011 http://bit.ly/rvR3ZH By understanding how the brain works, educators are better equipped to help K-12 students with everything from focusing attention to increasing retention.

Edutopia Webinar
about multisensory memory acquisition and storage: http://www.edutopia.org/webinar-discussion-april-2009

Parenting Resources

NBC News Education Nation Parent Toolkit Staff Expert
English: http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

Psychology Today Online Staff Writer

25 Parenting Videos by Dr. Judy Willis

Build Your Child’s Divergence http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/radical-teaching/201404/build-your-child-s-divergence

Help Your Children Learn To Love Math By Reversing Math Negativity. Expert Beacon http://expertbeacon.com/experts/judy-willis
How Your Child Learns Best (PDF) at http://bit.ly/8GKfW5 and click "download this media" at the top.

Watch & Learn: Brain Science, Parents & Kids Dr. Judy Willis interview at Head-Royce School http://www.headroyce.org/page.cfm?p=3102&eid=20436 October 2014

Psychology Today Online Staff Writer

Dr. Judy Willis’ RAD Teaching Connections from Neuroscience Research to the Classroom
Here are 2 samples:
Praise that Discourages Children

No More Flashcards With Memorization through Game Playing

ASCD Author Page, Videos Staff Blogs, Webinars, Articles

ASCD “How the Brain Learns” Webpage/blog Group managed by Judy Willis: Open Membership. http://edge.ascd.org/search Click on the box for “How the Brain Learns

ASCD Edge Page Judy Willis http://edge.ascd.org/search then type in Judy Willis in search box
ASCD Author page: http://edge.ascd.org/profile/judy-willis#info

“ASK Dr. Judy” Free ASCD Archived Brain-Based Learning Strategies Webinars. Video and pdf multiple ed topics http://bit.ly/PDwSK1 & scroll down

  • Increasing Students' Reading Motivation June 6, 2013 http://bcove.me/cwdyevaq
  • Patterning for Concept Memory Feb 26, 2013
  • The Essential Neuroscience of Learning Dec 11, 2012
  • Long-Term Goal Development in Students. Aug 14, 2012
  • What Makes the Adolescent and Teen Brain So Different and What Should Educators Do About these Differences? Apr 5, 2012
  • What Neuro-logical Emotional Interventions Promote Growth Mindset, Academic, Social, and Emotional Success? 2/8/12
  • How can students remember next year what I teach this year? Long-term Memory Strategies. 12/7/11
  • How Can I help my students remember what I teach?” 8/10/2011.
  • • Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions: The Real Higher Order Processing April 13, 2011
  • How to Promote a Learning-Receptive Emotional State 2/2/2011
  • Maximizing Student Memory by Learning from Mistakes 10/14/2010
  • How Can I Motivate My Students? Fall 2010
  • Why Don't Students Pay Attention? May 11, 2010 (The first 10 minutes have a voice repeat/delay, but that goes away and the rest is clear.)

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience: A Primer for Use in Teacher Education about the Neuroscience of Learning´╗┐Ó http://edge.ascd.org/_A-Primer-Neuroscience-and-Teaching- Strategies/blog/6102809/127586.html

ASCD Videos & Interviews Free Links

ASCD Author Jay McTighe: Greatest Influence
ASCD Author Jay McTighe talks about why he admires Dr. Judy Willis, who left the field of medicine to research the social-educational problem of why student referrals were increasing, and how she has influenced his work.

ASCD Author Margaret Searle: Greatest Influence

Author Profile
bottom of page description of Dr. Judy Willis
Recommendation by
ASCD Director Tim Ito

ASCD Author Interview with Judy Willis 2014

Video interview about
Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results, ASCD author interviews

Articles about How to Teach Students About Their Brains

  How to Teach Students About the Brain link:

  What You Should Know About Your Brain link:
or http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el200912_willis.pdf

NEW HORIZONS FOR LEARNING JOURNAL. Free Online Journal from Johns Hopkins School of Ed Teaching Students A “Brain Owner’s Manual”. http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Journals/spring2010/willis-2/index.html

Articles about Art and Writing Across the Curriculum

ASCD Whole Child
4-part Series about Creativity, the Arts, and the Brain October 2010
Part 1 The Brain Learns Creatively When Arts Are in the Picture.
Part 2
Art for Joyful Learning Oct. 20,http://whatworks.wholechildeducation.org/blog/2010/10/
Part 3
Art for Attention http://whatworks.wholechildeducation.org/blog/2010/10/
4 The Arts Inoculate Against Boredom and Its Consequences: Dropping Out, Physically or Virtually (Oct 28) http://whatworks.wholechildeducation.org/blog/2010/10/

Writing and the Brain: Neuroscience Shows the Pathways to Learning: Interview with Judy Willis. National Writing Project. Mar 3, 2011. http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/3555

Willis, J. A. (2011). The Importance of Writing: The Sprouts of Conceptual Brain Networks. S.T.E.M. Magazine online and print. pages 8-16 http://stemmagazine.com/articles.php
Why Writing Is Crucial for Math and Science: http://EDge .ascd.org/_Why-Writing-Is-Crucial-to-STEM/blog/4000687/127586.html
Why Writing Is Crucial to STEM

Writing across the Curriculum
http://EDge .ascd.org/_Its-About-Me-Not-Just-Someone-Elses-Science-and-Math/blog/4276886/127586.html?b=

Other Popular Earlier Article Links

The Neuroscience of Joyful Learning

Want Children to “Pay Attention”? Make Their Brains Curious!
Force-feeding won’t work even on a hungry brain

Edutopia’s Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning free pdf Winter 2011

Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience: Teaching to the Test and Rote Memory Tests as Measurement of Achievement are Not Neuro-logical for Successful, Joyful, Learning. Download full 3-parts: Download "Judy Willis Complete Series of 3 posts Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience"

Top 10 Memory Tips
(PDF) at http://bit.ly/7ZpBz2 Then go to "download as media" at the top

Edutopia Staff Blog (most recent) Game Based Learning: An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity Part 1 or 2. March 11, 2013

Willis, J. A. (2013). Success on Standardized Tests without Sacrificing Authentic Learning. STEM Magazine. Jan - Feb 2013 http://issuu.com/carleygroup/docs/stem_magazine_final_jan._2013_web/12

The Neuroscience of Joyful Education
by Judy Willis, M.D. ASCD Express Jan 3. http://bit.ly/Wyr3O5

How The Memory Works In Learning (Dec 2012)

Why Teacher Education Should Include Neuroscience (Jan 2013)

Bilingual Brains – Faster & Smarter: Psychology Today

Excellent example of R.A.D. Neurological Lesson Plan Elem School or Beginning Foreign Language
What Brain Research Suggests for Teaching Reading Strategies
The Educational Forum
Volume 73, Issue 4, 2009 http://simpleviewofreading.wikispaces.com/file/view/Reading+strategies+for+exec+func..pdf

Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience: Teaching to the Test and Rote Memory Tests as Measurement of Achievement are Not Neuro-logical for Successful, Joyful Learning. 3-part series ASCD EDge Download "Judy Willis Complete Series of 3 posts Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience"
Rubrics as a Doorway to Achievable Challenge New Horizons for Learning, Journal of Graduate School of Education, Johns Hopkins University. Fall 2010   http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons/Journals/Fall2010/Willis
Education Week: 'Math Anxiety' Explored in Studies: Researchers Probe Causes of Math Anxiety. Published Online: May 16, 2011.

What New Brain Research Tells Us About How Children Learn: An Interview with Dr. Judy Willis, Part 1 May 30, 2012

What New Brain Research Tells Us About How Children Learn: An Interview with Dr. Judy Willis, Part 2 July 18, 2012

Media Experts Program American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Media can contact Dr. Willis for topics including cognition, neuroplasticity, executive function, memory, learning disorders, learning and the brain through the Media Experts Program AAN Media and Public Relations Program. Website: www.aan.com or contact Angela Babb ababb@aan.com 

Useful Websites

Research, Educational Theory/Products, Claims Evaluated

British Education Index for Resource Accuracy

The Dana Foundation: Information for parents, students, and teachers about neurological research and has links to other resources www.dana.org

Neuroscienceforkids: lots of brain information, suggestions for students, activities, interactive. http://www.Neuroscienceforkids.com/

Brain illustrations: http://www.fotosearch.com/photos-images/brain.html