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Fostering a Growth Mindset: In Your Students and Yourself

Much has been written about the concept of a Growth Mindset, based on the seminal work of Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford. The research is clear. Individuals with a growth mindset – that is, who believe that intelligence and talent can be developed – do better than those who think that talent is innate and that intelligence doesn’t change much.

Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence

It’s time to throw out our old mental models of intelligence and start to embrace what David Shenk in his popular book of the same title, “the genius in all of us.”

Soft Skills: What They Are and How to Develop Them

The webinar will focus on the nature of “soft skills” and how they are and aren’t different from “hard skills.”

What Neuroscience Does and Doesn’t Contribute to Teaching and Learning

It has become popular lately for neuroscience experts to disparage the efforts of educators to understand and apply brain research, as a recent article published by PBS does. Sometimes they even seem to wonder why we would be interested. Here's why.

BrainWare SAFARI Case Studies: School Resource Setting

In this webinar, we will share the story of three successful BrainWare SAFARI implementations that focus on the use of the program in a resource setting,.

Every Day is Election Day — Even in Your Classroom

Every day, the people around us decide whether to listen to us, to follow us, to imitate us, or to ignore us. They decide whether to step up and join us in championing what we want to accomplish, or they join the opposition, or they just decide to “sit this one out." Does this apply in a classroom? Are students voters? You bet!

Cognitive Skills Training for Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities often involve weaknesses in one or more of the important cognitive skills involved in learning. Research is now showing that cognitive processes can be strengthened, rather than just working around them.

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.

Developing 21st Century Minds after School

This webinar will explore practical and effective approaches that give students experiences that are different from what happens during the school day and that can drive better academic results without teaching to the test.

Dr Pat Wolfe Discusses BrainWare SAFARI at IAESC

Dr. Pat Wolfe, Author of Brain Matters at the Indiana Association of Education Service Centers

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