Antidotes to Summer Brain Drain (Part 1): Tips and Tools for Fun Math Skills Practice

Apr 5, 2011 by Terri Zezula
Worried about summer brain drain setting your child back? These tips and strategies are fun and creative ways to practice math skills, keeping your kids on track for next year.

Increasing Our Alertness to Caffeine Use in Ourselves and Our Children

Mar 18, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
What effect does caffeine have on your child’s developing brain? Read about positive and negative effects of caffeine, and why limiting your own caffeine consumption can significantly benefit your child.

4 Ways to Celebrate Brain Awareness Week 2011

Mar 14, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Brain Awareness Week 2011 is here, and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the brain and how the brain learns!  Here are 4 great ways to celebrate Brain Awareness Week both in the classroom and out.

Goodnight Room: Story Strategies for Building the Best Bedtimes

Mar 8, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Parents often struggle with setting a routine bedtime schedule for children. Read today’s post for tips about how to create a routine sleep schedule, and enjoy your newfound “you” time.

Improving Reading Comprehension in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Feb 17, 2011 by Ann Osterling

Learn why reading comprehension problems are often overlooked in children with Asperger’s Syndrome, an Autism Spectrum Disorder and what can be done to improve reading comprehension skills for these learners.

Adult and Family literacy in the US; limitations to our Nation’s success

Feb 3, 2011 by Corey Fitzgerald
Low literacy rates are a growing issue in the United States today.  What are the benefits to improving literacy for adults and families?

How Much Sleep Do Children Need?

Feb 1, 2011 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
Sleep is a critical component of healthy childhood development and is essential health and well-being.  Is your child getting enough?

Considering the Consequences: The Development of Childhood Decision-Making

Jan 27, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
How do children approach the sometimes daunting task of making good decisions in school and in life?  How can we as educators help?

Unlocking the Potential of English Language Learners

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Carabi
Shanghai’s novel ELL program by BrainMaps uses Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products to rapidly foster English proficiency.

Why Do Boys Fail?

Jan 11, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Why indeed.  Looking at the issue of gender in education should inspire us to improve teaching and our educational systems for all students.

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