Right vs. Left Brain: Fact or Fiction?

We have all heard the saying, “practice makes perfect.” Perhaps more accurately we should say, “good practice makes it more easily retrievable!” There are research-backed practice strategies that support the long-term retention of information regardless of how we see our personal strengths.

This course focuses on the beautiful complexity of our brains beyond any one hemisphere, and how effective practice supports the attainment of any skill we -- or our students -- work to learn. It is part of a series from ​​ISTE's learning sciences initiative, Course of Mind, that debunks common myths about learning. 


Course dates:

Opens May 2! This course is self-paced and can be completed anytime within six months of the course open date.



For custom cohorts of 100+ educators, reach out to isteu@iste.org.

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Who it's for:

  • Teachers (K-12, any subject)
  • Instructional technology coaches
  • Instructional designers
  • Instructional coordinators / Curriculum developers / Curriculum specialists

Course details:

  • Course length: 2 hours
  • Cost: $19 Member/$25 Non-member
  • Course style: Self-paced

Course Author: Dr. Teresa Caswell
Course Author: Dr. Teresa Caswell

Dr. Teresa Caswell is an elementary school principal in Wake County, North Carolina, and an instructional assistant at Johns Hopkins School of Education within the Online EdD program. Her dissertation research focused on integrating critical reflection into equity- and identity-focused professional learning to increase cultural competency. Her current research-to-practice interests include integrating identity-development with teacher instructional practices to positively impact student outcomes. Dr. Caswell’s own professional background includes K-12 art education, post-secondary art history, and the integration of both into projects using learning-science strategies to support the learning of every student.