Reading and studying about how the brain works had more of an impact on my teaching practice than any course required by the teaching credential program I undertook.
When I encounter former students, they reminisce about the information I presented on the functioning of their brains, metacognition, and the metaphors I used to help them understand how to use their brain to boost their learning. There is no mention of geometry or algebra (the subjects I taught) during these encounters.
As is especially appropriate for their age group (teenage/young adult), they were thirsty for knowledge of themselves, especially when compared to learning the quadratic formula or the Pythagorean theorem.
The following videos are about two amazing people sharing their experiences, helping to give us insight into how our brains work.