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Executive Functions & Poverty

Executive Functions & Poverty:  Implications for Lifelong Teaching Authors:  Betsy Hill and Nancy Weinstein Working in schools with diverse populations such as different socio-economic status (SES), we have had the

Please Take My Crutches

A 17-year-old high-school student recently walked into a high-stakes test without the accommodations that he had received for years. This was not an arbitrary administrative decision; it was his choice.

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap – Edcircuit

As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. One area of inequity that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.

Make Summer Count

First of all, summer should be fun, so the three programs we talk about in this blog ARE fun.  At the same time, they have the power to transform your child’s learning skills so the next school year has a better chance of fulfilling your and your child’s aspirations.

The Cognitive Impact of Poverty: Implications for Teaching

In this webinar, we will discuss both the research on the impact of poverty on cognitive development and the implications for educational practice to help level the learning field.

The Role of Cognitive Remediation in Special Education

Current approaches to special education generally seek bypass the cognitive processes that are weak in order to minimize the impact of processing deficits. Remediation of cognitive processes needs to be a fourth pillar in our approach to support students in special education.

Research Continues to Show Link Between Media Violence and Aggressive Behavior

Research continues to add to the already strong evidence of the impact of media violence on aggressive behavior.  A recent study looked at teens and concluded that teens with high

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.

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.

STEM and SEL: A Perfect Match

In this Webinar, we will explore the driving forces behind the push for STEM and SEL, the relationship between SEL and STEM, and the underlying skills that support both. We hope to show that, far from being disconnected, the two are, indeed, a perfect match.

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