As an educator, I have learned about cog…

As an educator, I have learned about cognition by reading lot of research papers. I was reading so many because I am in graduate school. I know I will keep learning this way because that’s an habit I’ve acquired but what about the teachers who did not complete graduate school and are not into the habit of looking into the research to inform their teaching practice? It seems challenging to really impact teachers with neuroscience knowledge once they are certified because teachers are free to teach the way they want, within some parameters. For these reasons, and without having researched the question yet, it seems like the initial teacher training may be one of the most effective time to build these connections between neuroscientists and educators. Integrating up to date cognitive science through the curriculum as well as building those connections through teacher training (internships in labs? neuroscientists teaching classes to teachers?…) may be worth looking into.