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What Our Brains Think is Funny

April Fools’ Day reminds us to think about the lighter side of life and the age-old question: Why are some things funny?  Now the neuroscientists have gotten into the game

Brain Processes that Support Sharing

Why is sharing so hard for very young children?  Like many aspects of development, it has to do with our frontal lobes (prefrontal cortex, in neuroscience-speak) according to research.  The

Cognitive Skills and Math

Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.

Frilly Flowers for Spring Puzzle

Can you figure out the pattern?  Which of the flowers in the bottom row is a “frilly flower?”                 The Answer is B. 

Automaticity – What It Takes and Why It Matters

Automaticity is a concept we talk about in cognitive training — getting skills practiced to the point where they don’t require conscious thought.  The concept also applies in other training

A Time to Ask Students to Think about Misbehaving

Often it is more effective to engage students in coming up with their own norms rather than giving them a set of rules for behavior.  One teacher helped her students

Sleep and Cognitive Functioning

We have been coming across so much research lately on the brain and sleep that it seems like a good time to remind ourselves what we know about sleep and

Survey on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is getting more attention in education these days.  How is your organization approaching SEL and how does that compare to what others are doing? 

Roger Stark to Speak at Serious Games Conference

Roger Stark, BrainWare Learning Company's CEO, will be speaking at the Conference on Serious Games at George Mason University July 10-12, 2018. The conference, now in its 8th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning.

Bright Lights Before Bedtime Problematic for Preschoolers’ Sleep

Parents should dim the lights for preschoolers for the hour before bedtime, suggest scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, who recently conducted research on the impact of pre-bedtime light