Brainology for Home is a curriculum that teaches children in grades 4-8 how to develop a growth mindset. The program includes a video series of animated instructional units, as well as offline lessons and activities for parents to do with their children.

Downloadable Curriculum

$50/student user 

Based on the ground-breaking research of Drs. Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell, Brainology® is a curriculum designed to teach students the understanding that their intelligence and abilities are not fixed and can be developed through effort.

When students develop a growth mindset, they gain confidence in their ability to learn. They take on challenges and work hard to learn more and get smarter, and they are more resilient when they encounter difficulty, leading to higher achievement in school.

Brainology is a fun, engaging program that shows students how their brains – like their muscles – become stronger with effort and practice. With the help of animated characters Chris, Dahlia, and Dr. Cerebrus, students learn about how the brain functions and learns, along with healthy habits, study techniques, self-regulation strategies, and other essential non-cognitive skills that help them to become effective learners. Throughout the lessons and Activities they deepen their knowledge and apply it to their own experiences.

Brainology® Program Introduction Video 

Brainology is ideal for students in the 4th–8th grade. Both high and low-performing students can benefit from Brainology as they encounter increasing challenge and uncertainty about their abilities in these critical years. Student Activity worksheets as well as the animated videos are also available en Español (videos are captioned en Español).

The Brainology home license includes 6 months access to the Parent Resource Center where parents receive the fundamentals of Growth Mindset, and the curriculum structured in an easy to follow lesson by lesson format consisting of parent lesson plans, instructional animated video lessons, student activities and more.

Implementation is flexible, and can accommodate a variety of learning situations. Parents are advised to teach between 1-4 lessons per week. Lessons range from 10-40 min. long (an average of 25 min.). Implementations may last anywhere from 5–10 weeks, depending on the frequency of instruction.

Teachers: Brainology can also be implemented in a school setting. Please visit our Brainology for Schools page to learn more.

An internet connection is all that's required to obtain access to the Parent Resource Center.


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