STEM and SEL: Inseparable Partners
An article authored by Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning Company has been published in STEM for Women Magazine. It explores recent research that underscores the critical importance of “soft
Find Out Your Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses
How are your attention skills? How about your memory? Do you see things quickly and accurately? Are you a good problem solver? Perhaps you have questions about your own cognitive
Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)
Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support). MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS
A New Framework for Social and Emotional Learning Based on Cognitive Skills
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is an active topic of discussion in schools (and outside of schools, for that matter) these days. The interest in SEL is likely being driven
Sleep and Cognitive Functioning
We have been coming across so much research lately on the brain and sleep that it seems like a good time to remind ourselves what we know about sleep and
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.
Exercise Facilitates Cognitive Development
We were reminded by National Exercise with Your Child Week about the importance of exercise for cognitive development for both children and adults. An NIH-supported study reviewed the available research and concluded that there is ample evidence of the cognitive benefits of physical activity for children.
Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence
It’s time to throw out our old mental models of intelligence and start to embrace what David Shenk in his popular book of the same title, “the genius in all of us.”
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
Building Students’ Cognitive and Emotional Intelligence
Emotions play a role in learning, as do the cognitive skills and capacities that students bring to the classroom. This presentation will examine the interplay between cognition and emotions, focusing particularly on executive functions.