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Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support).  MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS

A New Framework for Social and Emotional Learning Based on Cognitive Skills

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an active topic of discussion in schools (and outside of schools, for that matter) these days.  The interest in SEL is likely being driven

3 Keys to Building Individual Learning Capacity

A lot of attention has been paid to building learning capacity for organizations.  Indeed, a Google search for “building learning capacity” yields over 8 million results, the first few pages

Sleep and Cognitive Functioning

We have been coming across so much research lately on the brain and sleep that it seems like a good time to remind ourselves what we know about sleep and

The Fine Art of Complaining

Negativity rewires our brain to be more prone to negativity and practicing gratitude is more healthy. However, complaining has its place and there is an art to it.

Digital Assistants that Seem Too Human May Not Work Best

The more human digital assistants seem, the more we experience them as human and the more we may try to interact with them as if they were human.  Or the more we may avoid interacting with them ….

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.

Benefits of Brain-Training Apps in Schools

This blog discussed some of the reasons schools use brain-training apps and the benefits they see, including better academic performance, better motivation, better behavior and a stronger growth mindset.

Gamification in Education: Fostering a Growth Mindset

When the term “gamification” comes up in the context of education, it is usually introduced as a way to improve student engagement and motivation.  Given the dismal state of student

New Research on Memory Training

Recently published research from Johns Hopkins University pitted two types of working memory training against each other, but it didn't translate into general intelligence. Here's why not.