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.

Scientific Learning Around the World

Nov 9, 2010 by Peter Carabi
Scientific Learning offers products to students all over the world via a network of providers called Value Added Representatives.  The growth of the international market is fueled by increasing awareness of brain fitness and the role of cognitive neuroscience in the learning process, as well as a keen emphasis (especially in Asian countries) on English language learning as a prerequisite for career success.

Listen: Don’t Ignore the Benefits of Music on the Brain

Nov 4, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
Music training has been shown to improve cognitive skills, auditory skills, and pattern recognition and thus has the potential to impact student achievement. The benefits of music in schools should be carefully weighed as we evaluate its place in the school day.

Data Driven Decisions: A GPS Approach

Nov 2, 2010 by Corey Fitzgerald
Assessments can help school districts and schools make data driven decisions to determine the best course for their students, just as GPS allows people to find their way in the world.

What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby’s Developing Brain (Part 2)

Oct 28, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
The stimulation in the world around the infant sets up the experiences that the brain uses to wire itself for later learning.  How can parents help babies prepare for the “listening” demands of school?

Creating Reading Intention to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills in Students

Oct 26, 2010 by Terri Zezula

Improve reading comprehension skills in students by priming your reader’s brain. Discover reading comprehension strategies that allow your reader to experience a text with intent.

The Inspirational—Remarkably Human—Child Prodigy

Oct 21, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
Child prodigies have amazing gifts and talents at young ages, so why do they only rarely grow up to be adult geniuses?

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!

Neuroscience for Kids?!

Oct 18, 2010 by Pam Combs
Dr. Eric Chudler will be joining Scientific Learning as a keynote speaker at the 2010 National Circle of Learning in Las Vegas, NV on November 4 – 5, 2010.  He is the creator of the Neuroscience for Kids website.

How Can You Predict Student Reading Growth?

Oct 15, 2010 by Andrew Ostarello

Reading Progress Indicator (RPI) correlates to multiple high-stakes reading assessments and can be a used as a tool for predicting and measuring student reading growth.