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The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education

Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.

Gingerbread Man Puzzle

The gingerbread men in the top row follow a pattern.  Can you figure out what it is?  Which of the answers is the best?

What You Eat Affects Your Brain

This excellent video answers these questions and helps us understand that the food we consume affect our brains, just as it affects our hearts and the rest of our bodies.

The Brain that Predicts the Future

Can your brain really predict the future?  Absolutely!  In fact, predicting the future is something our brains do constantly. It turns out that there are two different areas of the brain that helpp us anticipate when something will happen.

Mind the Cognitive Gap

The phrase “Mind the Gap” refers to the gap between the train door and the station platform, particularly on the London underground system.  It reminds passengers to be careful when

Case Study of a School Turnaround

In this webinar, Bondo Nyembwe, who led the St. Paul City School turnaround and who is now replicating his approach as Executive Director of Academia Cesar Chavez in St. Paul, MN, shares his insights and experiences on the keys to a successful school turnaround.

Helping Children Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning Needs

I knew it was important to get at the root of the issues and provide the supports that Charlie needs.  When we started, he and I didn’t have a way to talk about the struggles.  Kids don’t know why they struggle or why something is hard for them.  They just struggle.  Conversations about school work just seemed to make him more anxious. It was time for a different approach.

The Science of Performance in Sports: Training the Mind

For decades, every sport, every athletic organization, and every sports executive has looked for its next superstar to elevate their performance. The world gravitates to sports superstars. And having high

It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!

Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today."  Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced.  What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.

Noodle Some Noodles

Today is National Noodle Day, and we’ve created a noodle puzzle to get you noodling some noodles. Can you follow the spaghetti noodle paths and see which noodles will end