Books, Links and other Resources

Books by Sharon L. Bowman

Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick
In Sharon’s newest book, you’ll discover six learning principles based on the most current “cognitive neuroscience” – the brain science about how humans learn. For a free book excerpt, click on Six Trumps: The Brain Science that Makes Training Stick.

Training From the BACK of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn
This globally acclaimed book gives you sixty-five ways to step aside and let your learners take center stage as they teach and learn from each other. This is interactive training and teaching at its best.


The Ten Minute Trainer
Too much to teach in too little time? This book is for the busy training professional or classroom instructor who wants to create memorable learning experiences without wasting the student’s – or the instructor’s – time. It’s a practical, grab-it-and-go book that demonstrates how to design and deliver effective classes and training programs in less time and with increased learner retention. The book is listed on Amazon.

Click on Sharon’s “Author Page” at for a complete list of books and pricing. You can also call Bowperson Publishing at 775-749-5247 for quantity discounts on orders of ten or more books of all books except The Ten-Minute Trainer and Training from the BACK of the Room.

Brain-Based Learning books by other authors

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist and research consultant. He is an affiliate professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine and was the founding director of two brain research institutes: the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research, at Seattle Pacific University, and the Talaris Research Institute, a nonprofit organization originally focused on how infants encode and process information.

In Brain Rules, Dr. Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our brains work—and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.