Educational Video Games

Feb 25, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Video games in the classroom? Yes, indeed according to Jim Brazell who recently gave the keynote speech at the Florida Education Technology Conference. Video games can be effective learning and teaching tools, not just entertainment.

Learn How to Improve Reading Skills for Secondary Students at the 2010 NASSP Convention

Feb 23, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Are you attending the 2010 NASSP Convention March 11-13 in Phoenix?   Be sure to catch the presentation "Building Brain Fitness to Help Struggling Students Succeed" and learn how students using the Fast ForWord reading intervention program gained an average of 1.1 years in reading skill levels in just 30 days.

Food and the Brain

Feb 19, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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While practically every child above age seven may understand the phrase "you are what you eat," we rarely think about this phrase in terms of the brain. When it comes to what we eat, we need to talk about the brain as well, for what goes into the system affects everything from our cognitive functions to our emotions.

Building a Fit Brain: The Serious Work of Play

Feb 12, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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In the world of education, especially in the early grades, we have great debates about the skills that we wish to impart to students. What do kids need to learn to do early on so they can be successful as they move forward? When it comes down to it, one of the biggies is self-control.

Learn about Scientific Learning Reading Intervention Products at the 2010 ASCD Conference

Feb 9, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba
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Are you a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director, or District-level Administrator attending the 2010 ASCD conference in San Antonio? Visit us March 6 - 8 at Booth #213 to learn about our research-validated reading intervention programs.

Are "Smart" Kids Born Smart?

Feb 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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Did you ever know someone that others referred to as a “brain”? It is a term most commonly used in a school environment referring to a top student. Often the “brain” did not seem to have to work hard at school; he or she was viewed as naturally intelligent, knowledgeable in many subjects, liked by teachers and admired by fellow students. Did you ever wonder how that person got that way?

Educating Kids about Nutrition and the Brain

Feb 2, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Whether you’re a parent or an educator, you know that getting kids to eat well is a challenge. Getting them to truly understand enough to care about what they eat can be even harder. But did you know that the subject of "health literacy" is an important element of the national education conversation? While the debate continues as to the extent of the role of education in teaching nutrition, there is little argument that we as educators truly do have a responsibility in helping our nation’s young people understand and take charge of their well-being.