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Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap

The achievement gaps for economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners are stubbornly wide. An article in EdNews Daily explains the importance in addressing issues of cognitive development in closing the achievement gap

Play a Game to Relieve Work Stress!

New research on recovering from work stress! When researchers compared them, digital games were signficiantly more effective in helping adults recover from work stress than the mindfulness apps.

Grit, Growth Mindset and the Backlash against Both

A recent article in District Administration magazine explains how schools are using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment to help design interventions for students, tailored to their individual cognitive profiles.  

Why Knowing Students’ Cognitive Skills Matters

A recent article in District Administration magazine explains how schools are using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment to help design interventions for students, tailored to their individual cognitive profiles.  

Later School Start Really Does Help Teens

The information about the changes in teens' Circadian Rhythms has been around for a long time, as has the suggestion that later school start times would benefit them.  Now, a landmark study is confirming what just about any adolescent could tell you -- teens sleep more if they can sleep a little later.

Demanding, Rewarding Tasks Create Strong Memories

Recent research looked at how the difficulty of the task and the size of the reward impacted the strength of the memory and the consolidation process.  The size of the reward, not surprisingly, influences the strength of the memory, but just as important is the level of challenge of the task. 

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. So what are our brains doing and becoming in the digital age?

Two Alphabets for the Same Language?

Scientists taught English speakers/readers a new alphabet where the “letters” looked like different types of houses.  The speakers/readers were able to learn the new alphabet and started to read at about a first-grade level following the two-week training protocol.  The fact that we can learn a second alphabet shouldn’t really be surprising. What may be surprising is why this is practical.

BrainWare Learning Company Partners with Readable English

BrainWare Learning Company and Readable English have entered into a partnership, adding Readable English’s innovative approach to helping students more quickly break the code in learning to read English to BrainWare’s portfolio of cognitive literacy solutions.

The Brain — Webinar for Broad Creek Middle School

Betsy Hill,  BrainWare Learning Company's president, met with middle-school students via Nepris, and discussed how we know what parts of the brain do, how the brain changes when we learn and the role of sleep in learning, as well as widely held neuromyths.