You might not think that kids need to learn how to learn, but that’s what Thomas Hughes, principal of Maple Crest STEM Middle School in Kokomo, IN, explains in a presentation for Keep Indiana Learning. Keep Indiana Learning is repository of resources and best practices where educators, families and students can connect and learn from peers around the state. It was created by the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) and is supported by the Educational Service Centers of Indiana.
In his presentation, Hughes discusses the learning skills that students need to have in order to learn and his school’s implementation of BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software. He shares the impact of the implementation on students’ cognitive skills and reading assessment (iReady) performance, including having 80% of his students achieving a full year’s growth in reading halfway through the school year.