David A. Sousa

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"It should be simple. The main goal of teaching is learning."

- David A. Sousa

David A. Sousa is an international educational consultant and author of more than 16 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies to improve learning. His book Engaging the Rewired Brain examines how technology changes the way students' brains function and how educators can adapt instruction to keep them motivated

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David A. Sousa

David A. Sousa is an international educational consultant and author of more than 16 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies to improve learning. A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and science education at the preK-12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 200,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

Sousa has edited science books and published articles in leading journals on staff development, science education, and educational research. He has been interviewed by Matt Lauer on the NBC Today Show and by National Public Radio about his work with schools using brain research.

Sousa has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, a master of arts in teaching degree in science from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Rutgers University. His teaching experience covers all levels. He has taught senior high school science and has served as a K-12 director of science, a supervisor of instruction, and a district superintendent in New Jersey schools. He was an adjunct professor of education at Seton Hall University for 10 years and a visiting lecturer at Rutgers University.

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  1. Brain-Friendly Assessments

    What They Are and How to Use Them

    David A. Sousa

    Paperback | 03/08/15

    $24.95
    Describes critical factors when designing and selecting assessment techniques to accurately gauge how well students learn and retain information. Learn More
  2. Brain-Friendly Assessments Pack

    David A. Sousa

    Multi-pack

    $31.90
    A handy collection of the book and matching quick reference guide by David A. Sousa. Learn More
  3. Brain-Friendly Assessments Quick Reference Guide

    David A. Sousa

    Quick reference guide | 05/07/16

    $6.95
    At-a-glance information on preassessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments. Learn More
  4. Engaging the Rewired Brain

    David A. Sousa

    Paperback | 12/09/15

    $24.95

    Engaging the Rewired Brain examines how technology changes the way students' brains function and how educators can adapt instruction to keep them motivated.

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  5. Engaging the Rewired Brain Pack

    David A. Sousa

    Multi-pack

    $31.90

    The Engaging the Rewired Brain Pack illustrates how students’ brains are being altered by technology, and how teachers can modify instruction to engage digital natives. Based on current research, and developed by bestselling educational neuroscience author Dr. David A. Sousa, the pack contains the book, Engaging the Rewired Brain and companion four-page quick reference guide.

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  6. Engaging the Rewired Brain QRG

    David A. Sousa

    Quick reference guide

    $6.95

    This laminated four-page quick reference guide provides an overview of how technology rewires students’ brains and what teachers can do to keep digital natives engaged and motivated.

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