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It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!

Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today."  Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced.  What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.

Implementation of Computer-Based Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training with Elementary Students Lagging in Academic Performance

In a textbook implementation of Mindprint and BrainWare at Riverside Elementary in Evans, GA, the overwhelming majority of the students experienced substantial growth in their cognitive skills in multiple areas and all students saw growth in at least some areas.  Average growth across all ten of the Mindprint subtests was 21 percentile points. 

Impact of Computer-Based Cognitive Training on Elementary Students’ Reading Skills

Students at Wyhcocomagh Education Centre in Nova Scotia gained 4.5 reading levels on average and improved on academic fluency tests by one-half to 4 grade equivalents over 12 weeks following cognitive training with BrainWare SAFARI.

What Is Learning?

In this webinar, we dig underneath the surface of teaching and learning and explore the most important things teachers, parents and trainers of all kinds need to know about learning in the brain and how to create the most effective learning experiences.

Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support).  MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS

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.

Survey on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is getting more attention in education these days.  How is your organization approaching SEL and how does that compare to what others are doing? 

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. 

The Neuroscience of Stress and Learning

In this webinar, Dr. Lou Whitaker, President of Open Minds Enterprises, discusses the neuroscience of stress, the effect of stress on learning and development, and tools and strategies for helping our students and ourselves deal with stress, both acute and chronic.

Keys to Effective Decision-Making

This webinar will explore the characteristics of different types of decisions as well as the critical steps to effective decision-making, including defining the problem (or question or choice), choosing a decision-making process, developing and evaluating alternatives, and the process of deciding.