Use the power of neuroscience in your classroom

Develop skills to create a student-centered brain-based positive, welcoming classroom environment, fostering positive mindsets, and successfully dealing with stress.


"Even superheroes need to learn how to use their superpowers. What if I tell you your students have superpowers too? To be more precise: your students have a brain, and with your help, they can learn how to use their brain’s superpowers!"



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Each unit has six steps from the Relational Learning Framework. You will be learning about neuroscience and experiencing a learning process at the same time! Your estimated work time in this self-directed online course is 5 hours per unit, including completing the activities and products. 

Unit 1: School and Home: a valuable, integrated partnership

Unit 2: Brain-Based Rules for the classroom

Unit 3: Nurturing the brain by reducing classroom stress

Using the Brain’s Superpowers to Nurture Learners

This is a self-directed and self-paced course and includes three units, with an estimated work time of 5 hours per unit, completing the activities and products. The total time spent on the course will depend on the depth of knowledge each participant aims to achieve.

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Meet your instructor, Dr. Susan Neimand

I am the course developer and instructor, Dr. Susan Neimand. I have been interested in how the brain learns and its superpowers since I was a child, and I hope this course will pique your interests in learning more about the brain.

I am a professional educator with almost 48 years of experience. I am the retired dean of the School of Education at Miami Dade College which I led for 14 years.

I served as a P-12 school principal for 20 years, taught every grade level from K through doctoral students, instructed preservice and in-service teachers for 15 years at two institutions of higher education (FIU and Barry University), guided more than 25 doctoral students as a dissertation editor, and developed significant and extensive curriculum.

I have written and been awarded millions of dollars in grants to support the work of my institutions, conducted numerous workshops and presentations, and served as an evaluator for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).

I have published articles and served on local, statewide, and national committees, including Miami’s Children Trust for over eight years. My areas of interest are educational neuroscience and transformative pedagogy.

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