Supporting Diverse Learners in Literacy
In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of cognitive load and neuroscience-based approaches to strengthening students’ capacity for cognitive load as well as strategies to lighten cognitive load in the process of learning to read.
Cognitive Skills Are the Foundation for Learning
Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning. This short video explains.
Ten Ways to Make Learning More Efficient and Effective
Just in time for Back-to-School, we look at what the science of learning tells us about some of the best ways to help our children (and ourselves) be the most efficient and effective learners they can be.
Five Skills That Would Make Teaching Easier (and More Effective)
In this webinar, we will explore five gaps in the knowledge and skill base of most teachers and how those impact their effectiveness and student learning.
Stop Running Against the Wind
Most of us make learning harder than it needs to be. Why? Because we don’t really understand what it takes to learn something. This webinar will focus on how students at any age can become more efficient and effective learners by understanding how to learn in harmony with their brain.
Do Resource Teachers Have the Right Resources?
The system that is supposed to help students get supports often doesn’t work because the goal changes from having a real impact to checking off boxes and focusing on compliance. What is your experience with resource teachers having the right resources?
Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age
For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. So what are our brains doing and becoming in the digital age?
Reading is Not Natural — Part One
Humans as a species did not evolve to read. We did evolve for language – that capacity is hard-wired. But in order to read, we have to trick our brains into co-opting brain processes that do other things.
The Brain that Predicts the Future
Can your brain really predict the future? Absolutely! In fact, predicting the future is something our brains do constantly. It turns out that there are two different areas of the brain that helpp us anticipate when something will happen.
The Brain Connections Involved in Procrastination
Researchers have discovered that people who procrastinate tend to have larger amygdalae (the structure in the brain associated with fear) and weaker connections between the amygdala and the part of the brain that regulates the recognition of salience of fear and initiation.