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.”
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.
Technology and Brains: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown
This webinar will explore what brain research is telling us about the best and worst aspects of video games, cell phones and Internet search. We will discuss the impact of technologies.
The Latest Research on Keeping (or Losing) Your Mind
In this webinar, Dr. Pat Wolfe, one of the world’s leading authorities on translating neuroscience research to practical application in education and in other aspects of life, will explain what the science tells us about keeping our minds fit throughout our lives.
The Adolescent Brain
When children reach adolescence, their brains are about the size of adult brains, but, of course, those brains have not fully matured.While it is easy to blame raging hormones – and in fact, testosterone and estrogen do play very important roles in brain development – there are other developmental processes going on as well.
Cognitive Skills and English Language Learners
Today, more school districts than ever are challenged to educate children who speak little or no English when they enter the school system. This brief addresses the demands on certain cognitive skills that are relatively greater during the early stages of learning a new language, including working memory, sequential memory, and auditory memory skills and how these skills may be enhanced.
Executive Functions and Reading Comprehension
This webinar examines the role of executive functions in reading -- in decoding, fluency, and most importantly, comprehension.
An Interview with Dr. Douglas Gentile
Join us for an interview with Dr. Gentile in which we plan to explore his research and scientific conclusions on media violence.
How May I Serve You?—Developing Resilient Students
In this webinar, we will talk with Dr. Desautels about her book, exploring topics such as the power of the question, the issues with standardized testing, and how to help students deal with stress.
Social Networking and Responsible Internet Use
Dean Delisle, Founder and CEO of Forward Progress will discuss what we can do to protect our students from bullies, predators, advertisers, reputation threats and themselves.