Remediating Cognitive Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities
Students with learning disabilities often have deficits in core underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, executive function, and visual and auditory processing. Join us as we explore the science of remediating cognitive gaps.
Reconciling the Neurosophists and the Neurosnobs
A recent article in Brain in the News, a publication of the Dana Foundation lamented the increase in the impressive sounding but empty use of references to the brain in education. Educators have too often embraced neuromyths and neurofads without a deep enough understanding. But that is changing.
How Did You get Everyone on Board with BrainWare SAFARI
Dr. Lou Whitaker Principal, Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Lecanto, FL
A True Growth Mindset Requires a One-Two Punch
People who have a growth mindset believe they can develop their intelligence and their abilities and that’s what enables them to become much more effective learners, according to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Carol Dweck. That’s the first punch. What's the second punch?
Technology and Brains: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown
This webinar will explore what brain research is telling us about the best and worst aspects of video games, cell phones and Internet search. We will discuss the impact of technologies.
The Cognitive Impact of Poverty and What Educators Can Do
Numerous studies have shown the impact of poverty on the brain. Neuroscience research is also showing how the plasticity of the brain offers the potential to close the cognitive gap.
BrainWare SAFARI in Before/After School Programs with Low Performing Readers
BrainWare SAFARI was implemented in before and after school programs in elementary schools in Hammond, IN, with students selected by their teachers because of low reading ability. The average pre-test score on the Verbal Reasoning subtest of the CogAT for these students was markedly low, at the 35th percentile, consistent with student selection criteria (low reading performance). On post-test, the average score on Verbal Reasoning increased to the 48th percentile.
Five Tips for a Better Brain
Just about every adult I meet wants to know how to strengthen their perception, thinking, and acuity. I believe in practicing what I preach, so here five things I practice on a daily basis. Our brains become what brains do ...
Poverty and Schools – A Missing Piece in the Discussion
A week-long series created by WBEZ Radio and the Daily Herald in Chicago has been focusing on the persistent connection between students in poverty and low academic performance. What is