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How May I Serve You?—Developing Resilient Students

In this webinar, we will talk with Dr. Desautels about her book, exploring topics such as the power of the question, the issues with standardized testing, and how to help students deal with stress.

Building Students’ Cognitive and Emotional Intelligence

Emotions play a role in learning, as do the cognitive skills and capacities that students bring to the classroom. This presentation will examine the interplay between cognition and emotions, focusing particularly on executive functions.

Cognitive Skills and the Common Core Standards

Teachers, principals and district administrators around the country are fully in the throes of working on the transition to the new Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards, the product

Does Physical Exercise Trump Mental Exercise?

A recent article in Time Health and Family, “Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping our Minds Intact”, reports on the findings from a study in Scotland.  The study compared MRIs

An Interview with Superintendent Ron Kraft

Ron Kraft is intensely focused on student achievement and led the Harbor Beach MI schools to be one of the highest performing districts in the state.

Cognitive Gains in an Afterschool Program Using BrainWare SAFARI

Students experienced an average increase of 12 percentile points on the composite CogAT scores using BrainWare SAFARI in an afterschool program in Hammond, IN. Increases on all of the CogAT subtests as well as the compositive score were consistent with increases seen in previous research.

What Teachers Don’t Know About Neuroscience

A study of teachers found a significant absence of basic knowledge of neuroeducational pedagogy and an overabundance of neuromyths among the teachers surveyed.

Scientists Can’t Find Specific Genes for IQ

Recent research has shown that, while intelligence is believed to be partly genetic, the specific genes that were thought to be linked to intelligence are not.  And, in fact, of

Cognitive Skills and Gifted Students

Giftedness, like most other labels in education, can become rather complex when we look below the surface. Only recently has neuroscience begun to take a look at giftedness and the research may already be calling into question some of the conventional wisdom on the criteria for “gifted and talented” and how to support gifted students, including those who also have learning disabilities (twice exceptional).

Evaluation of BrainWare SAFARI Using Academic Growth Measures in a Chicago Public School

There was a significant improvement for 2nd- and 3rd-grade students compared to a control group in a Chicago Public School following use of BrainWare SAFARI.

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