Separating Brain Fact from Brain Fiction: Debunking a Few Neuroscience Myths

Sep 1, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Is it true that we only use 10% of our brains? Find out here, and read more myths about neuroscience and the brain.

How Learning and Literacy Enhance Our Brains

Jun 30, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Learning to read pays lifelong dividends, and when educators understand how literacy enhances the brain, they can make more informed instructional decisions. Learn more...

The Essential Nature of Developing Oral Reading Fluency

Jun 7, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Current research shows oral reading fluency is a strong predictor of reading comprehension skills. Learn how  to develop and improve oral reading fluency with these fun activities.

A Gymnast, a Cursor and a Monkey Named Aurora

May 17, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Read how brain plasticity and current advances in technology have the ability to change the way we live.

Engaging Children in the World with Words

Apr 26, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Engaging children with words daily is a great way to build the neurological groundwork to understand language. Find out how you can create learning opportunities for your child in any situation.

Understanding Autism in Children

Apr 14, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

ASD children face struggles and challenges in the classroom daily. How can we help children on the autistic spectrum get the best learning experiences in school?

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.

Why Time Matters in Learning

Mar 10, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
How important are timing and time in learning?  Find out about current research on “the temporal dynamics of learning” and how that research may soon help educators create optimal learning environments for students.

Why Your Brain Loves Chocolate

Feb 10, 2011 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Studies have shown that chocolate and love have similar effects on the brain, but what compounds in chocolate cause us to experience similar emotions?

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?