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Brain Games and Brain Training are Different

In the last week, we came across another study that says that neuroscientists have debunked the claims that a brain game results in a brain gain.  No kidding!Research scientists seem to be in love with the idea of contradicting the market hype about the value of brain games.  And that’s a good thing.  There is far too much hype.  And too little understanding of the difference between a brain game and serious cognitive training (also called brain-training). Saying that a typical “brain game” can yield measurable cognitive benefit that translates into real-world improvements is like saying that exercising the biceps of your left arm will lead to overall physical fitness.

Measuring and Developing Executive Functions

In this webinar, we explore the core executive functions -- working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility -- understanding what they are and how they relate to both academic and social and emotional learning. We demonstrate how executive functions can be measured using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment and how they can be developed using BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software.

Roger Stark to Address Serious Games Conference

Roger Stark, CEO of BrainWare Learning Company will be making a presentation on July 12 at the Serious Games Conference at George Mason University.  In his speech, he will share

Am I Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

A reading coach and mentor describes her experience using BrainWare SAFARI with her students, more than doubling their growth in reading levels and dramatically improving their intellective capacity She explains that, in working through BrainWare, her students had not only pushed past their own problem-solving ability through trying, and trying again and not giving up, but they had also pushed past her own ability.

BrainWare SAFARI and Other Summer Brain Builders

In this webinar, we will talk about best practices for using BrainWare SAFARI with your child and we will explore other activities that can help strengthen children’s cognitive skills so that the upcoming summer weeks are a time to build, rather than lose, learning capacity.

Practical Ideas for Ending Summer Brain Drain

Numerous research studies support the evidence that many students lose a good portion of their learning over the summer.  Estimates are that the loss is around 2 to 2.6 months

Creating a Personalized Learning Plan

In this video, Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning Company, Nancy Weinstein, CEO of Mindprint Learning, review how to create a personalized learning plan for a student, based on that

Roger Stark to Speak at Serious Games Conference

Roger Stark, BrainWare Learning Company's CEO, will be speaking at the Conference on Serious Games at George Mason University July 10-12, 2018. The conference, now in its 8th year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning.

Lou Whitaker Coaching Students in BrainWare SAFARI

BrainWare SAFARI implementations in a school setting are most successful when teachers follow the 3 “Ps” — Planning, Presenting and Purposeful Coaching.  Purposeful Coaching involves helping the students work throughout

Parent Webinar – Coaching Your Child in BrainWare SAFARI

Being a great BrainWare coach is not difficult but there are some best practices that will make your time working with your child (or grandchild) the most productive and effective.