Does Being Bilingual Make You Smarter?

Nov 17, 2015 by Hallie Smith, MA CCC-SLP
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November is Bilingual Education Awareness Month!
Ever wondered what age is best to learn a new language? Or whether bilinguals "think" in both languages simultaneously? Discover how bilingualism improves executive function, what the latest research is on the critical period for language learning, and whether learning a new language raises IQ. 

Executive Function - The Foundation for School Readiness

Sep 29, 2015 by Grace Wardhana
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What is executive function?  What skills does it include?executive function skills  Learn more from Grace Wardhana, our guest blog author, as she explains executive function skills and why they are important in your younger learners.  She also describes some interventions that you can use with your learners to help them build these critical skills.

Let Them Play! The Best Medicine for Summer Learning

Jun 30, 2015 by Kristina Collins
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importance of playWhat are your kids doing for summer vacation?  Are you attempting to find several activities for them to do?  Recent research indicates that unstructured play might be just the thing to help your kids this summer to build essential skills that they will need in the classroom when they return to school in the fall. So read more to learn about unstructured play and why it might be just as important as swimming lessons for your kids this summer.

The Parent Trap: Getting Your Struggling Learner to Do Homework Independently

Apr 30, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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We want our children to be independent learners, but getting them there can be difficult. These tips can help.

"What’s in the Common Core, but Missing in Your Curriculum” webinar by Dr. Martha Burns

Jan 29, 2013 by Scott Sterling
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In a recent webinar, Dr. Martha Burns discussed how the Common Core State Standards focus more on  the “process of learning” than any previous educational standards. She reviewed the importance of executive functions to higher order thinking skills and shared-- how the Scientific Learning products can help students master the skills needed to be college and career ready.

Selective Hearing: How Your Brain Extracts Meaning from the Noise

Nov 27, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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How can selective hearing help your students in the classroom?  New research indicates that selective hearing can help us focus on one voice in the sea of other noises and how we can benefit from this.

Demystifying Executive Functions in Preschool Children

Oct 9, 2012 by Scott Sterling
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In a recent webinar, Dr. William Jenkins, a leader in the field of childhood brain development and one of the founders of Scientific Learning, presented on the importance of executive functions in the development of preschool students.

Join Us for Our 2012 Fall Webinar Series for Educators

Sep 4, 2012 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
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Our fall webinars begin this week and include topics on how the brain learns and how to increase student achievement.  Register today!

Human Intelligence and the Brain: Mapping Intellectual Ability

Jul 24, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Have you ever wondered what structures or areas in your brain allow you to understand language? Read books? Appreciate music? Find out what today’s researchers are discovering as they work to map intelligence in the brain.

How to Improve Reading Skills Through Metacognition

Jul 10, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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How can teaching metacognition impact the way a student learns? Find out what the research says, and discover metacognitive strategies that can be applied to any subject at every grade level.

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