A 10-page summary from Deans for Impact:

The Science of Learning
The Science of Learning – Annotated

6 questions all teachers and administrators should be able to answer according to “the existing scientific consensus around basic cognitive principles”:

How do students understand new ideas?
How do students learn and retain new information?
How do students solve problems?
How does learning transfer to new situations outside of the classroom?
What motivates students to learn?
What are common misconceptions about how students think and learn?

Words you won’t find in “The Science of Learning”:

“Critical thinking”
Learner-centered classrooms
Personalized learning
Project-based learning
Teachers being a “guide on the side, not a sage on the stage”
Students “taking ownership” of their learning
“Action research”
Peer editing
Grammar being “caught not taught”
Whole language
Balanced literacy
Reading workshop
Writing workshop
Google as the curriculum
Tony Wagner
21st century skills
Teachers “taking risks”