Check out the 12 rules of how the brain works.
This article outlines 12 rules and matches them to “scandals” – how most schools and workplaces are designed to switch off the brain; how mid afternoon meetings in the “nap zone” are a waste of time and effort.
They say Starbucks spends more on health care than on coffee beans (and suggests some in-workplace exercise options to change this). There is video on each of the rules, which include: Exercise boosts brain power; The human brain evolved (and continues to do so); every brain is wired differently; we don’t pay attention to boring things; repeat things to remember them (for short term memory); remember to repeat (for long term memory); If you sleep well you think well; stressed brains learn differently; stimulate as many of the senses as possible; vision trumps all of the other senses; male and female brains are different.
If you have the time, it’s quite well put together and there’s a book to match.