I know what you're thinking, what is it with this "brain-based learning"? Isn't all learning brain based. Yes all learning is indeed "brain based" and indeed there is a lot of misinformation about it out there. On the other hand we are learning so much about how the brain functions it is a travesty if teachers aren't keeping up with what we are learning about the brain and how humans learn. It would be like your car mechanic not learning the role computers play in diagnosing what is wrong with your car. Worse yet it is would be like you doctor not learning anything new once they got their diploma. All educators need to be keeping up with with what we know about how the brain learns.
There are three articles. One is on what is considered the fact and fiction of brain-based learning. Read it here. The second is on the plasticity of the brain. Read it here. My favorite is the third one about the role of emotional safety and learning. It also provides the most hands on ideas of how to apply the concepts of brain-based learning in the classroom. You can read it here.