Top 10 Things

Everyone With a Brain Needs to Know


1 Credit  |  6-Hours of Lecture + Additional Application

“The Top Ten Things Every One With a Brain Needs to Know” features the latest scientific research on how to increase learning, motivation, attention and performance. You will learn why our students must perceive meaning in all curriculum, know the role of sleep and nutrition in learning and why fitness and movement must be a part of life. You’ll also learn that research confirms the importance of music in our classrooms and the importance of respecting gender differences to enhance academic success.

In addition to the application in your classroom you will also learn why neurologists agree these strategies will enhance your health and slow cognitive aging: improve memory, ability to think, speed processing–-even maintain a healthy weight!

Additional Application: Examples of various strategies and activities will be provided for you to choose from.

*Please Note: University credit is an additional fee. Please be sure to contact your district for credit requirements.

Thanks for sharing the magic. You are changing lives all around you!


Kim, you are single handedly changing the way we/I am running my classroom.


Step 1

Pick the class that's right for you. Each class comes with step-by-step directions.

Step 2

Follow the online directions or attend class, complete and email your reflection.

Step 3

After reflection is graded, request your transcript! Generally within 5-7 business days.

The only thing I didn’t like about Kim’s presentation is that I only had 14 hours before my students would arrive for my 90 minute classes the next day.  How would I have time to get all those new ideas into my lessons?  So, I pulled together what I could – including a plan to use text message language to discuss dialect in Huck Finn. We’ll see how it goes. She really was a great speaker – and we so needed that information!