7 Amazing Discoveries from Brain Research

Jun 2, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Current brain research indicates that our emotions can influence our minds and bodies. Learn more about brain research and find out how to use these discoveries as a tool in the classroom.

“I Thought We Were Losing Him”: Why We Become Teachers

Apr 12, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Read the powerful story of one struggling middle student who achieved a 4 year, 2 month reading level gain in just 60 days using the Fast ForWord program.  “Last year,” said his reading coach, “…I thought we were losing him…”

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.

Join Dr. Martha Burns and Sherrelle Walker for a Virtual Brain Fitness Seminar

Feb 24, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Virtual Brain Fitness Seminars are online sessions focused on helping schools close the achievement gap. Join Dr. Martha Burns and Sherrelle Walker for a complimentary session!

5 Insights from our Recent Brain Fitness Webinars

Jan 6, 2011 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Five memorable insights from our 2010 Brain Fitness Webinars series, addressing  the brain, reading, and student learning in today’s world.

10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Dec 23, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
Holidays getting you down?  Here are 10 ideas from the Mayo Clinic for reducing holiday stress  and enjoying yourself more.

Our Lives Change, Too: From Fast ForWord® Skeptic to Believer

Dec 21, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
After Special Ed. diagnostician Cory Armes saw students achieve dramatic results with Fast ForWord software, she went from skeptic to believer and left her teaching job to work for the company that makes the product.

Brain Plasticity: A New Frontier For Education and Learning

Nov 11, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

In the book, The Brain That Changes Itself,  Dr. Norman Doidge reveals a fascinating look at the brain and how it can re-wire itself through the lifespan by the concept of Brain Plasticity.

Find Your Footprint!

Oct 19, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA
National Geographic is sponsoring the “Find Your Footprint” Contest, encouraging students in grades K-12 to become more aware of the footprint they leave on the planet. Find out how to enter!

Explore the Power of Play: Attend the Ultimate Block Party in NYC this Sunday, 10/03/10

Sep 30, 2010 by Carrie Gajowski, MA

Explore the power of play at the Ultimate Block Party on 10/03/10 in NYC’s Central Park.  This event is for children of all ages and  emphasizes the importance of play in everyday life.