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Speaking in Sentences

Thursday, July 31, 2018, is National Speak in Complete Sentences Day.  Of course, it’s meant to remind us that to make sure our sentences have subjects and verbs and are

STEM and SEL: Inseparable Partners

Recent media coverage of research at Google reinforces the abundant studies on what employers seek from their employees.  Technical skills may be important, but so-called soft skills are also indispensable. 

Paper Folding Puzzle 1

Visual-spatial puzzles like this one are the kinds that engineers do well on.  In this puzzle, the paper is folded twice and then a hole is punched.  Can you visualize

Find Out Your Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses

How are your attention skills?  How about your memory?  Do you see things quickly and accurately?  Are you a good problem solver?  Perhaps you have questions about your own cognitive

Does Brain Size Matter?

A fascinating article in Cerebrum from the Dana Foundation makes the case that brain size matters by clarifying when and how the size of an animal’s brain makes a difference. 

Facts and Myths about the Brain: Can You Tell Them Apart?

How much do you know about the brain?  Can you separate brain facts from brain fiction? Brain fiction, or neuromyths, can lead us to ineffective or even counterproductive strategies as

What Is Learning?

In this webinar, we dig underneath the surface of teaching and learning and explore the most important things teachers, parents and trainers of all kinds need to know about learning in the brain and how to create the most effective learning experiences.

Fallen Origami Papers Puzzle

We were getting ready to make some origami folded paper objects, but just before we started, a gust of wind came through the open window and blew the papers onto the floor. The image below shows how they looked. Can you identify the order in which the papers landed on the ground?