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.
Cognitive Skills and Differentiation
This webinar will review the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.
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.
Brain Fact or Fiction: Neuromyths that Persist
Research indicates that most of what teachers are sure they know about the brain is simply wrong! This webinar will identify common myths about the brain, what the correct information is and why the difference is important.
Four Practical Ways to Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom
In this webinar, we review four brainy ways to supercharge the learning process. All four use solid neuroscience to impact learning where it happens – in our students’ brains. All four are evidence-based and supported by research. We discuss BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software, Mindprint cognitive assessment, SkateKids cognitively based reading program and BrainsON! professional development.
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.
Cognitive Skills 101
This webinar will provide an introduction to the cognitive skills most important in learning. It is designed for participants with little or no training in the field of cognition and learning and can also be a useful review for those with some training on how the brain works and learning research.
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.”
Transforming Learning from the Inside Out
In this webinar, we will explore the cognitive skills and executive functions our children/students need in order to learn and be successful ... in the classrooms and in life.