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Giving Every Student the Equivalent of a Time Turner

In The Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in the Harry Potter series, Hermione Granger manages to attend extra classes with the help of a Time Turner. The Time Turner allows her to go back in time so that she can, in effect, take two classes at once.

Cognitive Skills Development in an Accelerated Curriculum

Much of our work has dealt with helping struggling students — those who are behind or have identified cognitive deficits — but it is important to remember that very bright

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

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

Cognitive Skills and Gifted Students

Giftedness, like most other labels in education, can become rather complex when we look below the surface. Only recently has neuroscience begun to take a look at giftedness and the research may already be calling into question some of the conventional wisdom on the criteria for “gifted and talented” and how to support gifted students, including those who also have learning disabilities (twice exceptional).

Teacher Effectiveness and Student Ability

An op-ed in this morning’s Chicago Tribune holds that the way student learning is measured is flawed because it assumes that all students come with the same cognitive ability to learn.

Cognitive Training is for the Gifted Too

Sometimes when I talk to an educator or a parent about BrainWare Safari and cognitive skills, he or she will assume that the program is only for struggling learners or

Broad-Based Improvement of Cognitive Ability

Product Studied:           BrainWare SAFARI Subjects      257 students, all 2nd grade students in 3 schools, low SES, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC Usage 2-3

Students Qualifying for a Gifted Program

Product Studied:           BrainWare SAFARI Subjects      64 students, all 2nd grade students, low SES, Conway Elementary, Horry County Schools, Conway, SC Usage 2-3 sessions