Should We Match Teaching Styles to Learning Styles?
There has been much discussion over the years of multiple intelligences, and learning styles, and being right or left-brained. Often the identification of a particular style
Boys and Girls: How Different Are Their Brains?
“Boys are good at math and science – they’re not very good at attention and emotions. Girls are good at language and reading – they’re not so good at visual
Keeping the Promise of Accountability: Building Student Capacity
Accountability is, at heart, a promise and the promise in education today is that all students will graduate from high school ready for either college or a career. To accomplish that, schools must....
Broad-Based Improvement of Cognitive Ability
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI Subjects 257 students, all 2nd grade students in 3 schools, low SES, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC Usage 2-3
Impact of BrainWare SAFARI Use on Cognitive and Academic Measures in Grades 2-8
All students at Glenwood Academy, a residential program for 2nd- through 8th-grade students from impoverished backgrounds with troubled family situations, used BrainWare SAFARI. Average improvement from the pre-test to the post-test, following 10 weeks of BrainWare SAFARI use, ranged from 0.5 grade equivalents (GE) in 2nd grade to 2.9 GE in 8th grade. Average improvement on the cognitive tests ranged from 1.5 GE in 2nd grade to a high of 3.0 GE in 7th grade. The results showed a clear relationship between the improvement in underlying attention, memory and other cognitive processes and performance on academic tests.
Fourth Graders’ Views of Video Games and BrainWare SAFARI
The 4th-grade students who participated in the study overwhelmingly indicated that they enjoyed the experience of using BrainWare SAFARI and felt that the program had helped them develop new or stronger skills.
BrainWare SAFARI at Harbor Beach Community Schools
Students ranging from 7 to 16 in a rural school district used BrainWare SAFARI and averaged gains of 3 years 1 month, on cognitive tests. Each student exhibited improvement in their intellectual ability on the test. Teachers observed significant improvements in academic performance.
Students Qualifying for a Gifted Program
Product Studied: BrainWare SAFARI Subjects 64 students, all 2nd grade students, low SES, Conway Elementary, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC Usage 2-3 sessions
Case Study — Two Special Needs Students
Following their use of BrainWare SAFARI, the two subjects improved their performance on cognitive tests by 5 years 4 months and 2 years 2 months respectively. Their parents reported positive changes in attention, tolerance for frustration, pace of work and self-confidence.
Cognitive Skills and Math
While reading difficulties have been studied extensively in the last few decades, difficulties learning math have received less attention. Math disabilities, however, are as common as reading disabilities at 5 to 8% of the population1. Like reading disabilities, math disabilities may have multiple causes and dimensions. There is growing evidence that underlying cognitive processes play a significant role in math performance. This paper discussed the different types of cognitive skills involved in common math disabilities and the role of cognitive training in addressing weaknesses in those skill areas.