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Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap — Webinar

This webinar will address cognitive development as barrier to closing the achievement gap and the need for development of cognitive skills as a matter of equity.

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap – Edcircuit

As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. One area of inequity that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.

Donuts and Dougnuts

We created this Word Search Puzzle in honor of National Doughnut Day (or National Donut Day) and you don't have to decide how to spell it either because both are in this Word Search puzzle.

Learn to Ask for Help

One of the most important things a student can learn is how to ask for help.  Those who know how to do this effectively usually rise to the top of the class, accodrng to Peter Kline, author of The Genius in All of Us.

Which Parts Make Up the Whole?

Here’s a fun puzzle that will test how good you are at visualizing how shapes fit together.  Take a look at the figure below.   Now, can you figure out

How Many Words Can You Build?

    The competition rounds starts in less than a week.  Are you ready? Register HERE Key Competition Dates Registration and practise – Thursday, 19 September to Sunday, 3 November.

Some Ways to Be More Intelligent

A recent article published in Medium, busts myths about intelligence right and left.  First is the notion that intelligence is not changeable.  In fact, as we know, intelligence is not fixed  but can be developed and nobody knows what the limits on that are. 

Some Thoughts on Learner Variability

Uneven cognitive skills can be just as stressful, sometimes moreso, for a student than having more consistent but less strong learning skills. 

EdCiruit: Grit, Growth Mindset and the Backlash against Both

A recent article in District Administration magazine explains how schools are using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment to help design interventions for students, tailored to their individual cognitive profiles.  

Supporting Diverse Learners in Literacy

In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of cognitive load and neuroscience-based approaches to strengthening students’ capacity for cognitive load as well as strategies to lighten cognitive load in the process of learning to read.