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.
How to Spot Fake News
Because children get much of their news from social media sources, they are most vulnerable. 39% of children prefer online media as their news sources and fake news is often believed. 31% of children have discovered later that a news story they shared on social media was fake.Common Sense Media explains how to identify fake news and help kids get smarter about it as well.
What Do High School Students Want to Know about the Brain?
What do high school students want to know about the brain? BrainWare Learning's Betsy Hill addressed their questions in a Nepris-hosted presentation, including different types of memory, study tips, and sleep.
Four Practical Ways to Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom
In this webinar, we review four brainy ways to supercharge the learning process. All four use solid neuroscience to impact learning where it happens – in our students’ brains. All four are evidence-based and supported by research. We discuss BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software, Mindprint cognitive assessment, SkateKids cognitively based reading program and BrainsON! professional development.
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.