Brain-compatible classrooms are brain-friendly places. They are classrooms in which the teaching/learning process is dictated by how the brain functions and how the mind learns. In brain-compatible classrooms or brain-based classrooms, the distinguishing feature is that these classrooms link learning to what is known about the human brain. These classrooms are set up with safe, stimuli-rich environments, and a balance between direct instruction for skill development and authentic learning that immerses the learners in challenging experiences. The brain-compatible classroom is specifically designed to teach for, of, with, and about thinking based on the emergent findings about how the brain works and how the mind remembers and learns.