Rethinking Remediation in Higher Education
This white paper addresses the potential impact of cognitive training for students who are academically and cognitively underprepared for college, suggesting that it may provide an opportunity for many students to achieve their dreams of a college education and the advantages that education entails by giving them the foundation and the capacity for academic success at the post-secondary level.
Fostering a Growth Mindset: In Your Students and Yourself
Much has been written about the concept of a Growth Mindset, based on the seminal work of Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford. The research is clear. Individuals with a growth mindset – that is, who believe that intelligence and talent can be developed – do better than those who think that talent is innate and that intelligence doesn’t change much.
Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence
It’s time to throw out our old mental models of intelligence and start to embrace what David Shenk in his popular book of the same title, “the genius in all of us.”
Soft Skills: What They Are and How to Develop Them
The webinar will focus on the nature of “soft skills” and how they are and aren’t different from “hard skills.”
When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy
Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective. While this discussion surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short.
A Blueprint for Developing a 21st Century Worker
The central focus of this webinar will be to address two questions: What are the skills needed by workers today? And how can those skills be developed?
Brainy Reading Suggestions
There are so many books about the brain ... from simple books for children to dense academic works intended for researchers. Here are some of our favorites -- for adults, for teachers specifically, and for kids.
Five Tips for a Better Brain
Just about every adult I meet wants to know how to strengthen their perception, thinking, and acuity. I believe in practicing what I preach, so here five things I practice on a daily basis. Our brains become what brains do ...
Brain Training Programs: Neither Silver Bullet nor Scam
A recent article asked the question: Are Brain Training Programs a Scam? Like many articles on the subject these days, the analysis was right in some respects, but missed several
What Teachers Should Know About the Brain
A recently published research study on teachers’ understanding of the brain and neuroscience research has been getting a lot of attention. The findings, based on surveys of teachers in the