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Demanding, Rewarding Tasks Create Strong Memories

Recent research looked at how the difficulty of the task and the size of the reward impacted the strength of the memory and the consolidation process.  The size of the reward, not surprisingly, influences the strength of the memory, but just as important is the level of challenge of the task. 

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. So what are our brains doing and becoming in the digital age?

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.

It’s Not a Quiz! It’s Retrieval Practice!

Few words stimulate greater anxiety in students than "We're going to have a quiz today."  Most of us can remember that feeling of being unprepared when a pop quiz was announced.  What most of us don't realize, including many teachers, is how important a role quizzes can play in the learning process.

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

What Is Learning?

In this webinar, we dig underneath the surface of teaching and learning and explore the most important things teachers, parents and trainers of all kinds need to know about learning in the brain and how to create the most effective learning experiences.

Cognitive Skills and Math

Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Roger Stark, BrainWare Learning Company’s CEO, was interviewed about his own educational trajectory, in this article on Operation Enterprise, a program offered to enterprising young people by the American Managment

Cognitive Skills and Reading

Reading involves the simultaneous, coordinated use of multiple mental processes, including attention skills, working memory, visualization, and planning according to an article written by Betsy Hill and published by EdCircuit.

Cognitive Skills: The Foundation for Learning

Cognitive Skills are the mental processes our brains use to take in, organize, understand and retrieve information. So much of what happens in our brains are processes we aren’t even aware of when they happen. But while they may happen non-consciously, they define our ability to learn.