Helping Children Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning Needs
I knew it was important to get at the root of the issues and provide the supports that Charlie needs. When we started, he and I didn’t have a way to talk about the struggles. Kids don’t know why they struggle or why something is hard for them. They just struggle. Conversations about school work just seemed to make him more anxious. It was time for a different approach.
Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap: A Matter of Equity
As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. A variety of inequities have been identified as impediments to students having the opportunity to achieve their potential. Disparities in per-pupil spending, teacher experience, and technology and other resources are well-documented and top of mind. A less visible disparity, and one that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.
Time for Some Summer Webinar Binge Watching?
Summer is a great time to catch up on webinars that you might have missed (and get some professional development credit along the way). Here are some of our most
The Marshmallow Test Revisited
You may already be familiar with the marshmallow test. If not, imagine a 4-year old in a room. The researcher puts a marshmallow on the table in front of the
Case Study of BrainWare SAFARI in Adult Basic Education
This case study describes the experience of a client at Impact Institute in Fort Wayne, IN, who used BrainWare SAFARI within her Adult Basic Education program. "Janet" experienced improvements across the board in her cognitive skills, based on her self-completed cognitive rating scale.
Talk Like a Pirate Today and Make it Serious Language Play
Playing with language is a cognitive milestone and language play can be a wonderful form of cognitive exercise. Learn how to speak Piratese in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.