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Brainy Popcorn Puzzle

Here is a puzzle we came up with to celebrate National Popcorn Day.  Can you solve this puzzle?

ESE Student Success with BrainWare SAFARI

ESE students with learning disabilities or traumatic brain injury improve in reading, math and performance on the Florida State Assessment following their use of BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software.

The Neuroscience of Stress and Learning

In this webinar, Dr. Lou Whitaker, President of Open Minds Enterprises, discusses the neuroscience of stress, the effect of stress on learning and development, and tools and strategies for helping our students and ourselves deal with stress, both acute and chronic.

SET Card Challenge

Today is National Card Playing Day, and one of our favorite card games is SET.  It's fun and it's a great cognitive workout for just about any age!  

Cut Out Snowflakes Challenge

Can you recognize a cut up snowflake from its folded-up starting point?  See if you can figure out the answer!

BrainWare Learning Company Featured in VoyageChicago

BrainWare Learning Company was covered in December by VoyageChicago.  The article looks at the company’s journey and what to expect next in the world of cognitive training and education.  As

When Brains Learn to Walk

In some fascinating research, scientists at Washington University in St. Louis scanned the brains of babies as they learned to walk.  In the initial stages, the connection between the default-mode network (the brain networks we use while we're daydreaming or letting our minds wander) works with the motor cortex. 

Cognitive Skills and Differentiation

This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.

Why We Root for the Underdog

In one study, people rooted for a fictional basketball team described as being expected to lose, rather than the team that was supposed to win, 88 percent of the time.  Scientists have put forward a number of different theories on why we have such a tendency to favor the less favored. 

How to Turn a Snowflake into a Snowman

Here is a holiday puzzle we hope you will enjoy.  How many moves will it take you to solve it?