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Am I Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

A reading coach and mentor describes her experience using BrainWare SAFARI with her students, more than doubling their growth in reading levels and dramatically improving their intellective capacity She explains that, in working through BrainWare, her students had not only pushed past their own problem-solving ability through trying, and trying again and not giving up, but they had also pushed past her own ability.

Practical Ideas for Ending Summer Brain Drain

Numerous research studies support the evidence that many students lose a good portion of their learning over the summer.  Estimates are that the loss is around 2 to 2.6 months

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.