- Sleep’s Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry
- How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins
- Unstoppable Learning – This TED Radio Hour contains five excellent segments on learning.
- Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books do for the Human Experience
- Sight Words Are So 2016: New Study Finds the Real Key to Early Literacy
- What’s Going on in Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them a Story?
On Writing and Story:
- Pulitzer-Winning Poet Mark Strand on the Heartbeat of Creative Work and the Artist’s Task to Bear Witness to the Universe
- Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door
- How Brain Research Can Make You a Better Writer
- Your Brain on Fiction
- On reality in children’s stories: Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad
- Author Carmen Deedy (The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!) TED Talk (warning: not for kids, contains expletive)
On School Improvement:
- John Hattie’s new study on The Politics of Distraction – free download, and several short videos on What Works Best