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A New Formula for Helping Students and Schools “Level Up”

  In this webinar, Tom Hughes and Trudy Blue of Maple Crest Middle School (Kokomo IN) tell of their search to find solutions for students behind grade level in

Executive Functions & Poverty

Executive Functions & Poverty:  Implications for Lifelong Teaching Authors:  Betsy Hill and Nancy Weinstein Working in schools with diverse populations such as different socio-economic

Drawing Aids Visualization

When we draw something, our brains use the same neural networks as when we recognize and name that object.  New research shows how important the visual processing system is in drawing something. 

The Learning Brain Crossword Puzzle

    You can download a printable version below, both with and without the answers.   Download printable puzzle. Download puzzle with

Please Take My Crutches

Please Take My Crutches   A 17-year-old high-school student recently walked into a high-stakes test without the accommodations that he had received for years. This was not an arbitrary

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap — Webinar

  This webinar addresses cognitive development as a barrier to closing the achievement gap and the need for cognitive training as a matter of

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap – Edcircuit

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap -- Edcircuit In an article originally published on The Learning Counsel and recently reprinted on Edcircuit, Betsy Hill, president of

Donuts and Dougnuts

We created this Word Search Puzzle in honor of National Doughnut Day and found out that there are actually two days during the year that are so designated.  You can click here to find out why there

Learn to Ask for Help

    By Peter Kline, author of The Genius in All of Us and Why America's Children Can't Think   I once had a tenth-grade student who was failing history.  I called her

Which Parts Make Up the Whole?

Here's a fun puzzle that will test how good you are at visualizing how shapes fit together.  Take a look at the figure below.   Now, can you figure out which two of the figures A, B,