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
Do Smartphones Make You Dumber?
Research is now showing that just having your phone on your desk, even though it is turned off, results in poorer performance on demanding cognitive tasks than if the cell phone is out of sight and in another room.
New Research on Memory Training
Recently published research from Johns Hopkins University pitted two types of working memory training against each other, but it didn't translate into general intelligence. Here's why not.
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.
BrainWare and Mindprint Implementation – Pierceton Woods Academy
Students at Pierceton Woods were able to complete the targeted number of sessions of BrainWare SAFARI within the eight-week term. The six students who completed a sufficient number of sessions in BrainWare SAFARI experienced significant improvements in multiple areas of cognitive processing
Four Practical Ways to Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom
In this webinar, we review four brainy ways to supercharge the learning process. All four use solid neuroscience to impact learning where it happens – in our students’ brains. All four are evidence-based and supported by research. We discuss BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software, Mindprint cognitive assessment, SkateKids cognitively based reading program and BrainsON! professional development.
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.
Cognitive Skills are Major Factors in Reading Ability
While many educators still see reading as a matter of decoding and fluency practice, the reading process is far more complex. A new report from Digital Promise report cites cognitive skills, social-emotional learning, and student background information, in addition to traditional language and literacy skills, as essential for reading.
Soft Skills: What They Are and How to Develop Them
The webinar will focus on the nature of “soft skills” and how they are and aren’t different from “hard skills.”
When Brain Training Works – Points of Controversy
Pre-publication publicity for a new book on the value of brain training claims that there are 5 conditions that make it effective. While this discussion surfaces some important considerations, it is likely to disappoint anyone who adheres strictly to the five conditions. Here’s where the advice falls short.