Promoting Brain Fitness in the Classroom - Science of Success Micro Grants

Jul 1, 2010 by Norene Wiesen
We asked members of the WeAreTeachers.com(WAT) Brain Research Microcommunity to submit ideas for keeping their students’ brains fit.  Here are the winning peer-selected projects.

School Improvement Grant - Intervention for Failing Schools

Jun 29, 2010 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D

“What is the School Improvement Grant?  How much money is available?  Who is eligible to apply?”  Find out what you need to know.

Fun Science Experiments for Classroom or Home

Jun 18, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Looking for some fun science experiments for your classroom?  Here’s a small selection you can do with items students can bring from home.

Using the Human Element to Make Science Fun and Approachable

Jun 17, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

How can we make science fun and cultivate our students’ passion for discovery? It comes down to the two parts of a single idea: "WE can spend more TIME."

Traveling with a Toddler

Jun 8, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
No matter how hard you try, a trip is a major break in your child’s normal routine.  To avoid a cascading cycle of frustration and irritability, try switching gears...

Sleep: An Essential Ingredient for Memory Function

Jun 3, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Sleep is essential to optimal brain function.  Find out how sleep affects your brain’s ability to remember and learn.

Can Scientific Learning Programs Improve School Test Scores?

Jun 2, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Can Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ products improve school test scores?  Do they help students learn and succeed?  Are they evidence-based?

Brain Research, Learning & Literacy: Webinar with Dr. Bill Jenkins

May 28, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

What happens in the brain when we learn language?  Be sure to take advantage of this unusual opportunity to learn from a brain plasticity expert via pre-recorded webinar.

Dress up Your Firefox Browser with Your Favorite Fast ForWord® Character

May 26, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Dress up your Firefox browser with your favorite Fast ForWord character!

The Brain Gets Better at What it Does: Dr. Martha Burns on Brain Plasticity

May 21, 2010 by Norene Wiesen

Dr. Martha Burns is an extremely knowledgeable and highly sought after speaker, so I'm pleased to let you know that an interview she gave on brain plasticity while in Australia is now available online.

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