About Andrew Watson
My teaching life started in 1988 in a high-school English classroom; I’ve been working in schools ever since.
I started Translate the Brain in 2012, after earning an M. Ed. in Harvard’s Mind Brain Education program. Since then, I’ve traveled the country — and the globe — to help make learning easier and teaching more effective.
I talk with teachers, students, parents — as well as administrators, trustees, and alumni. I work regularly with K-12 schools, and have presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Rowman & Littlefield have published my first two books:
Learning Begins: The Science of Working Memory and Attention for the Classroom Teacher.
Learning Grows: The Science of Motivation for the Classroom Teacher.
Since 2017, I have edited the Learning and the Brain blog.
M. Ed. in Mind Brain Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. (2012) This program, founded by Kurt Fischer and led by Todd Rose, is the oldest MBE program in the country.
M.A. in English Language and Literature from Boston University. (1997)
A.B. from Harvard College in Medieval History and Literature. (1988)
See my resume.