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.
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.
Supporting Diverse Learners in Literacy
In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of cognitive load and neuroscience-based approaches to strengthening students’ capacity for cognitive load as well as strategies to lighten cognitive load in the process of learning to read.
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.
Cognitive Skills Are the Foundation for Learning
Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning. This short video explains.
Ten Ways to Make Learning More Efficient and Effective
Just in time for Back-to-School, we look at what the science of learning tells us about some of the best ways to help our children (and ourselves) be the most efficient and effective learners they can be.
Five Skills That Would Make Teaching Easier (and More Effective)
In this webinar, we will explore five gaps in the knowledge and skill base of most teachers and how those impact their effectiveness and student learning.