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Do you teach future teachers? Do you facilitate professional development or coaching for your instructors?If so, I have the course materials for you and your learners!


As a Professor of Education, I struggled for years to find a text that not only includes the most up-to-date evidenced-based teaching methods, but also the science behind them. I wanted materials that were accessible to my university students and that they would enjoy consuming! Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights into Brain Science to Help Students Learn is that book! 

Uncommon Sense Teaching 

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What is great about Uncommon Sense Teaching is that it doesn’t cost students a fortune! The full price cost of the book is only $20.00. As the instructor, Penguin Random House will provide you with a complimentary copy. Click to request your free copy now.

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70+ engaging videos

The real advantage to adopting Uncommon Sense Teaching lies in the highly engaging videos that accompany the chapters! Barb, Terry, and I have produced 70 plus professional quality, high-impact videos. The length of each video ranges from 4 minutes to 16 minutes. Check out our video on using Pear Deck for whole class and individual retrieval practice. 

Videos scripted by Barbara Oakley and Beth Rogowsky, based on the book Uncommon Sense Teaching—Practical Insights from Brain Science to Help Students Learn, by Barbara Oakley, Beth Rogowsky, and Terrence Sejnowski (Penguin Random House, 2021). Videos starring Barbara Oakley, Beth Rogowsky, and Terrence Sejnowski (

Quizzes for retrieval practice 

Quiz questions are embedded in the videos and afterwards to reinforce key concepts.  All the videos and supplementary resources (including quizzes, discussion questions, assignments, and PowerPoint slides) are available FREE for you and your students through Coursera.

Click the linking neurons to answer a sample quiz question

from our test bank.

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Click the students to access the images found in Uncommon Sense Teaching.

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