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Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support).  MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

The need for critical thinking skills in today’s world is more pervasive than ever. Critical thinking is vital for academic achievement as well as for success in the workplace. In this webinar, Lemi-Ola Erinkitola, founder of The Critical Thinking Child will address some underappreciated facets of helping children become critical thinkers.chools.

A New Framework for Social and Emotional Learning Based on Cognitive Skills

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an active topic of discussion in schools (and outside of schools, for that matter) these days.  The interest in SEL is likely being driven

Wild Guesses May Not Be That Wild

If we don’t have facts to go on, we can still guess.  We call them wild guesses, but they’re based on something.  Sometimes, we call our guesses “educated,” meaning we

Brainy Scrabble Bingo

Can you Bingo (play all 7 letters) with this Brainy Scrabble Board?   While you’re thinking about it: BRAIN   The organ inside your skull that you learn and think with.

Creating a Personalized Learning Plan

In this video, Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning Company, Nancy Weinstein, CEO of Mindprint Learning, review how to create a personalized learning plan for a student, based on that

Educator Perspectives on Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is receiving increasing attention in the world of education.   In our informal conversations with principals and teachers and parents, we hadn’t discerned any particular patterns or consensus in approaches, and it made us curious to explore the subject a bit more broadly.  We hope that others will find this summary of findings from the small survey we conducted and the trends we discerned as interesting and thought-provoking as we do.

Who Is Smarter — Millennials or Baby Boomers?

Are millennials or baby boomers smarter? That is the question being researched by a middle school student who met with Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning, via Nepris.

Can You Read this Road Map?

Reading a road map is about more than knowing left from right, especially in the days when we didn’t all have GPS systems in our cars and on our phones. 

3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity

A lot of attention has been paid to building learning capacity for organizations.  Indeed, a Google search for “building learning capacity” yields over 8 million results, the first few pages