Talk Like a Pirate Today and Make it Serious Language Play
Playing with language is a cognitive milestone and language play can be a wonderful form of cognitive exercise. Learn how to speak Piratese in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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.
An Interview with Superintendent Ron Kraft
Ron Kraft is intensely focused on student achievement and led the Harbor Beach MI schools to be one of the highest performing districts in the state.
What Teachers Don’t Know About Neuroscience
A study of teachers found a significant absence of basic knowledge of neuroeducational pedagogy and an overabundance of neuromyths among the teachers surveyed.
Cognitive Skills and Gifted Students
Giftedness, like most other labels in education, can become rather complex when we look below the surface. Only recently has neuroscience begun to take a look at giftedness and the research may already be calling into question some of the conventional wisdom on the criteria for “gifted and talented” and how to support gifted students, including those who also have learning disabilities (twice exceptional).