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Curing Educational Indigestion – Three Solutions to Overly Full Plates

“Our district is currently doing a lot of work to implement STEM (Common Core, new technology, etc.), and our teachers feel like they are constantly having things added to their

What Teachers Should Know About the Brain

A recently published research study on teachers’ understanding of the brain and neuroscience research has been getting a lot of attention.  The findings, based on surveys of teachers in the

Funding Professional Development for Teachers

Almost two years ago, I blogged about the stunning research by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on the connection between student scores on the PISA tests and economic

Deal with the Big Rocks First … Prioritizing

Have you ever noticed that some people just drift through life dealing with each problem as it comes along and then wonder where all the time has gone, and why

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

Closing the Achievement Gaps: The Need for a Cognitive Intervention

The remediation statistics are sobering. Over half of students who enroll in 2-year colleges take remedial courses in English and/or math. Almost 20% of those enrolling in 4-year colleges do

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

Beyond Labels: Helping Kids with Temperament or Learning Issues

How to make labels like “Lazy,” “Troublemaker,” “Stupid,” “ADHD,” “Learning Disabled,” and “Spoiled" obsolete.

What do you mean you’re bored?

The remediation statistics are sobering. Over half of students who enroll in 2-year colleges take remedial courses in English and/or math. Almost 20% of those enrolling in 4-year colleges do

Education: A Reality Check

A confluence of four issues in education makes this a perfect time to embark on a journey of bringing neuroscience to the classroom. 1) There is no more money (www.cbo.gov).

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