Many educators at Title 1 schools are increasingly implementing brain-based teaching and learning. What do Title 1 educators need to know about the impact of poverty on the brain? More importantly, how should school leaders apply brain-based learning to teaching? Keep reading to learn 4 little-known facts about poverty and the brain, plus 3 specific strategies educators can use in their Title 1 schools.
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School readiness skills begin in early childhood. When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.
What is executive function? What skills does it include? 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.
What effects does chemotherapy have on learning, memory and attention? Childhood cancer cure rates are higher than ever but what impact does chemotherapy have on student achievement? Find out more about how you can help children who have undergone chemotherapy treatments and are struggling in school.
Research has indicated children who are raised in poverty are at a possible disadvantage for academic success. How can this cycle be broken? Read more from Dr. Martha Burns on how poverty can affect cognitive functions and what solutions are available to help mitigate its long term effects.
Is your child at-risk for academic or learning issues? Take a look at this checklist to see if your child struggles in any of these areas. Summer is the ideal time to help your child get ahead in these areas before next school year!
New research indicates that babies' brains can be trained to discriminate sounds, which are the building blocks of language. Could this lead to better cognitive and language skills later on in life?
The amount of attention schools devote to improving standardized test scores is controversial. A new study by John Gabrieli at MIT is shedding some light on what’s not being measured. The results are food for thought.
Do you have a struggling reader at home, or know someone who does? For the first time, BrainPro is offering a scholarship for Fast ForWord. The recipient will be able to work on the Fast ForWord exercises free of charge for 4 months, with support from a trained BrainPro consultant.