The Brainwaves Video Anthology

The Brainwaves Video Anthology is recognized as one of the most important collections of education videos on 21st Century learning and teaching innovation.  The collection of over 1,000 videos has over two million views in 234 countries, and provides insight and perspective from global leaders and pioneers in education that include Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson, Jerome Bruner, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Kahneman, Thomas L. Friedman, and Yong Zhao.  Brainwaves videos are used for teacher - administrator professional development, as well as a resource in schools, colleges and universities. The videos include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, professors, students, teachers, and authors. 

I created The Brainwaves Video Anthology four years ago as a resource for educators. These videos are available to all free of charge. The travel and production costs for these videos have been totally self-funded. I have filmed all over the United States, coast to coast, at over 60 schools, colleges and universities. On a recent trip to Virginia, I drove over 1,000 miles, filmed at four colleges and stayed two nights in hotels. But I can no longer afford to absorb these travel expenses and I am now asking for your help to continue this project for another year. I want to continue providing this resource for teachers and students. I've learned so much from the people that I've filmed. I wish I'd had this information when I was in the classroom. Now I have the opportunity to share this knowledge with teachers around the world. It's all here in one place: student voice, global education, project based learning, diversity, social and emotional learning, creativity and intelligence, media and digital literacy, mental health, science and technology and more.

“Bob is writing a history of educational change by digital images. Important, inspiring, insightful.”
Pasi Sahlberg, PhD
Visiting Professor
Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Bob is the authentic recorder of our times!"
Molefi Kete Asante, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies
Temple University

I recently traveled to Washington, DC to film NY Times Best Selling author Daniel Pink.


“Bob is the Studs Terkel of educational change.”
Andy Hargreaves, PhD
Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education
Lynch School of Education
Boston College

“Bob has set himself on a grand mission to capture the ideas and movements that are transforming education. The result is an archive of videos filled with the passionate voices of the young and ageless that continue to inspire.”
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Speaker, Author, Teacher Trainer
San Antonio, TX


"Bob Greenberg's innovative Brainwaves Project is an invaluable resource for tapping into intellectual resources and ideas for improving education well beyond the borders of the USA; I find the mix of research ideas valuable in my teaching of students and the inservice education of principals and teachers throughout Southern Africa"
Jonathan Jansen, PhD
Vice Chancellor and Rector
University of the Free State
Bloemfontein, South Africa

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck talks about Mindset.


“Bob's passion for innovation in education has him navigating the world for the best leaders and examples to share. The video anthology is a growing testimony in itself to his determination and leadership and should be required viewing for all teachers, education leaders and teacher education courses.”Julie Lindsay
Director, Flat Connections
Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Charles Sturt University
Wagga Wagga, Australia

I asked MIT's Noam Chomsky "What does it mean to be truly educated?" Here is his answer.


“Bob Greenberg’s video anthology is brilliant and unique: timely, consumable in 5-minute bites covers the waterfront of education. Bob is one step ahead of the game—an invaluable and ever-growing resource.”
Michael Fullan, PhD, OC
Professor Emeritus,
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Princeton's Daniel Kahneman talked about his collaboration with Amos Terversky.


“The man is a magician and, through his remarkable collection of Brainwaves videos, Bob has spread even more remarkable magic, far and wide. To start such a project takes courage, or foolishness. To maintain, and extend that personal passion, and develop such an inspiring collection of motivating, and informative videos, takes generosity and energy.  Admirable.”
Tim Rylands
Inspirational Learning Adventurer
So Into It Ltd
Winscombe, England

I got to meet one of my heroes, Jonathan Kozol. Here he talks about his friend Fred Rogers. Yes, Mr. Rogers.


“Bob's videos are a great supplement to any school's need for professional development. I am impressed with the diversity and the topics covered. I hope many schools in Europe use these resources, we have a lot to learn from each other.” 
Ann S. Michaelsen
School leader, teacher and presenter
Oslo, Norway

I traveled to the University of Oregon to film Yong Zhao. Here he explained why China has the best and the worst education system in the world.


“Bob has collected the wisdom of over 600 education thinkers and doers. This collection is an invaluable resource for teachers, school leaders or anyone interested in the future of education.”
Linda Darling-Hammond, PhD
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education
Stanford University

I met an amazing human being, Cornel West. at the Harvard Divinity School. 


“Bob is a leader in global teaching and an inspiring tutor for implementing IT technologies in education. Thanks to his rich experience and  lots of contacts he gives us opportunities to hear about lots of bright ideas, brilliant practices of talented teachers of the world. … I always use these videos for our meetings and workshops. … I'd like to say THANK YOU for this video anthology from all English teachers of the Krasnoyarsk territory. Looking forward to new films."
Larisa Tarasevich
English teacher
Aban, Russia
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