Teaching as a STEM Career
In the work that I’ve been doing on the connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), I was looking for examples of STEM
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.
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.
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.
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
The Fine Art of Complaining
Negativity rewires our brain to be more prone to negativity and practicing gratitude is more healthy. However, complaining has its place and there is an art to it.
Digital Assistants that Seem Too Human May Not Work Best
The more human digital assistants seem, the more we experience them as human and the more we may try to interact with them as if they were human. Or the more we may avoid interacting with them ….
Cognitive Skills and Reading
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.
Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset
When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation. Given the dismal state of student
Check Your Financial Literacy
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has been studying the financial knowledge of adults in the U.S. through a short 5-question quiz as part of its Financial Capability Study. Sadly, Americans do not fare very well. Happily, the questions could easily be turned into engaging classroom exercises for middle- and high-school age students