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Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap – Edcircuit

As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. One area of inequity that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.

How Many Words Can You Build?

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Some Ways to Be More Intelligent

A recent article published in Medium, busts myths about intelligence right and left.  First is the notion that intelligence is not changeable.  In fact, as we know, intelligence is not fixed  but can be developed and nobody knows what the limits on that are. 

EdCiruit: 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.  

Your Brain’s Memory Back-Up System

Strong memories involve groups or teams or networks of neurons that fire together.  While neuroscientists have long said that "neurons that fire together wire together," recent reesarch at Cal Tech shows how repeated exposure to something recruits multiple neurons into the memory system, creating built-in redundancy.

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.