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CEC Report on The State of the Special Education Profession

There is a new report out from the Council for Exceptional Children, The State of the Special Education Profession Survey Report.  It is more a report about how special education teachers feel about

BrainWare Learning-Mindprint Test Prep Workshop

https://youtu.be/f3-7qPOL5L4   In this workshop, Nancy Weinstein, CEO of Mindprint Learning, and Betsy Hill, President of BrainWare Learning, walk through the new Mindprint Test Prep

Stop Running Against the Wind

https://youtu.be/u70uh4PVsQo   Most of us make learning harder than it needs to be.  Why?  Because we don’t really understand what it takes to learn something.  And because we don’t

Grit, Growth Mindset and the Backlash against Both

A new article by Betsy Hill has been published on The Learning Counsel on grit and growt mindset.  As she explains in the article, the valence of the terms is different and both have been extolled

Why Knowing Students’ Cognitive Skills Matters

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

Later School Start Really Does Help Teens

The information about the changes in teens' Circadian Rhythms has been around for a long time, as has the suggestion that later school start times would benefit them.  Now, a landmark study is

Do Resource Teachers Have the Right Resources?

Here are some statements we’ve heard from real resource teachers: “I tell my middle-school students that they will learn to read and be fine when they get to high school.  I’m tired of

Make Summer Count

First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school

Three FUN Summer Activities to Transform the Next School Year

First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school

The Cognitive Impact of Poverty: Implications for Teaching

https://youtu.be/wmbkf5yZVp0   Numerous studies have shown the impact of poverty on the brain. Individuals who grow up in impoverished environments generally have less developed cognitive