Who We Are

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Secretary



Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa has roots in  teaches a course at the Harvard University Extension School entitled Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health and Education. She is the Associate Editor of the Nature Partner Journal Science of Learning and is currently an educational researcher currently living in New York. She is a former member of the Organisation For Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) expert panel to redefine Teachers’ New Pedagogical Knowledge which determined teacher need more training in Technology and Neuroscience. Tracey is the founder of Connections: The Learning Sciences Platform, which provides free, evidence-based resources to teachers. 

Tracey has taught Kindergarten through University and is the former Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning (IDEA) and Director of Online Learning at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and founding Dean of Education at the American University in Quito. Tracey also works with schools around the world in 40 different countries, and is currently researching What Kids Want to Know about Their Own Brains for a book for Columbia University Teachers College Press.

Her other research areas include improved indicators to measure educational quality; learning in the digital age; the expansion of the field of Mind, Brain and Education; paradigm changes using appropriate technologies; bilingualism and multilingualism; and the general improvement of teacher training practices in which she has written nine books, several chapters in books, and dozens of indexed articles. Her most recent publications are Bringing the Neuroscience of Learning to Online Teaching, and ThinkWrite: Thinking to Write and Writing to Think.

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." -Attributed to William Bruce Cameron, 1963