Closing the Achievement Gaps: The Need for a Cognitive Intervention
The remediation statistics are sobering. Over half of students who enroll in 2-year colleges take remedial courses in English and/or math. Almost 20% of those enrolling in 4-year colleges do
Emphasize the “Learning” in “Extended Learning Time”
There seem to be a lot of people talking about extending the school day lately. On the pro side of the argument are those who believe that our students’ ability
Executive Functions and Reading Comprehension (blog)
There are varied opinions among education and neuroscience researchers regarding how many executive functions are involved in human cognitive processing, but the role that executive functions play in reading comprehension
What are Cognitive Skills?
We hear the term “cognitive skills” more frequently these days as we all become more aware that our brains perform a variety of functions critical to helping us navigate school,
An Interview with Dr. Douglas Gentile
Join us for an interview with Dr. Gentile in which we plan to explore his research and scientific conclusions on media violence.
Thoughts on the Value of President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative
The BRAIN Initiative announced recently by President Barack Obama has underscored the importance of better understanding brain-behavior relationships and it holds potential for deeper knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the
Left-Brained or Right-Brained? You’re Asking the Wrong Question
Earlier this week, I came across a posting on a Linked-In Group I belong to that contained an explanation of the ways that our brains apportion the work we ask them
Cognitive Skills and the Common Core Standards
Teachers, principals and district administrators around the country are fully in the throes of working on the transition to the new Common Core Standards. The Common Core Standards, the product
Does Physical Exercise Trump Mental Exercise?
A recent article in Time Health and Family, “Exercise Trumps Brain Games in Keeping our Minds Intact”, reports on the findings from a study in Scotland. The study compared MRIs
Scientists Can’t Find Specific Genes for IQ
Recent research has shown that, while intelligence is believed to be partly genetic, the specific genes that were thought to be linked to intelligence are not. And, in fact, of