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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

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?

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.