In and article recently published on the Learning Counsel, Roger Stark and Betsy Hill, CEO and COO respectively of BrainWare Learning Company, address a question that has an obvious answer to most educators: Is academic achievement important? Their answer is that it is, of course, but in ways we may not always think about.
For example, in addition to future considerations of college entrance, acceptance into professional programs and highly technical and high-paying jobs, the present considerations of mental wellbeing are extremely important. Students wanting academic success who do not have the cognitive capacity for success are prone to experience a myriad of mental and emotional problems, which continue through the entire family unit. When comprehensive integrated cognitive training is allowed to open up these lines of success, both students and their families tend to experience a much higher degree of emotional wellbeing which is proven to have a long-lasting effect for meaningful social justice.
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