What does the science of learning and development tell us about what students need to be successful learners?

The science about how students learn, what impacts their learning, and what they need both in their environment, from their peers, and those who teach them is burgeoning; however, there isn’t a concrete ‘do this’ directive from the research. This playlist aims to provide you with an overview of the developments in these domains.

Read, Watch, and Listen

Overviews of the Science

Exploring a specific lens

Tools for application


  • Revisit your canvas and consider:
  • To maximize learning, relationships, and personal development, what kind of experiences do students need to have at my school?
  • What does this information mean about curriculum, assessments, discipline procedures, staff training, whole school routines, family engagement?