Teaching as a STEM Career
In the work that I’ve been doing on the connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and SEL (Social and Emotional Learning), I was looking for examples of STEM
Who Is Smarter — Millennials or Baby Boomers?
Are millennials or baby boomers smarter? That is the question being researched by a middle school student who met with Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning, via Nepris.
A Time to Ask Students to Think about Misbehaving
Often it is more effective to engage students in coming up with their own norms rather than giving them a set of rules for behavior. One teacher helped her students
Neuroscience-Based Learning Strategies for Teachers and Students
There’s a lot we can learn from neuroscience about the learning process and how to get learning to stick. Teachers need to understand some basics of neuroscience so that they can help students learn better. Students also need to learn about their brains so that they will be able to utilize strategies to be more successful, whether it is school-related or not.
Cognitive Skills and Differentiation
This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.
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
Why Teachers Should Study Neuroscience – Dr. Pat Wolfe Webinar
Join award-winning author and presenter, Dr. Pat Wolfe for a “mini-web” session on the application of brain research to instructional practice. If you're ever wondered would neuroscience could do for your teaching, you won't want to miss this!
Two Types of Brain Waves – Two Types of Memory
Neuroscience researchers at MIT have been able to distinguish between brain waves associated with explicit learning and implicit learning. The fact that different types of brain waves are involved underscores the importance of teachers understanding the difference between the two types of memory and the different strategies that will be effective in the two types of learning.
Check Your Financial Literacy
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation has been studying the financial knowledge of adults in the U.S. through a short 5-question quiz as part of its Financial Capability Study. Sadly, Americans do not fare very well. Happily, the questions could easily be turned into engaging classroom exercises for middle- and high-school age students
Brain Fact or Fiction: Neuromyths that Persist
Research indicates that most of what teachers are sure they know about the brain is simply wrong! This webinar will identify common myths about the brain, what the correct information is and why the difference is important.