(and a BIG SECRET)
Intelligence is fixed and can’t change.
Intelligence can be developed much more than most people think.
The cognitive skills that are the
foundation of learning are responsible
for 50% of the variability in student
achievement – and, with our help, you
can develop them!
The Knowledge Center is the archive of studies, commentary, news, both serious and fun, that we encourage you to explore to learn more about how brains work, how to increase cognitive function, and how learning can become deeper and more enduring.
Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning. At the top of the chart below are the goals we have as parents and educators for our children. We want them to get as far as they can and want to academically, to get a good and satisfying job that supports them and their family, to be a healthy and a contributing member of society. The next tier depicts the focus of most schools – on reading writing, math, science, the rest of the curriculum; these days school also focus on social and emotional learning.
What most education doesn’t address is the cognitive infrastructure for learning – all the skills that our brains use to take in, understand, organize, store and retrieve information from the world around us. If the cognitive skills represented in the three bottom tiers of this chart aren’t working accurately and efficiently, learning can be a struggle.
Click on any of the boxes in the chart to learn more about cognitive skills and how they relate to success in school and life.
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