In a Rut? Give Your Brain a Workout

May 20, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

When was the last time you got stuck—I mean really STUCK—on a problem? Instead of being able to bring your mental muscles to bear on the challenge, did your mind feel tired or fatigued or just plain empty?

Phonemic Awareness as a Foundational Reading Skill

May 18, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Learn about phonemic awareness and the capacity to learn and grow as a reader.

How to Motivate Students: The Psychology of Success

May 7, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

How can educators best motivate students to learn?  Stimulate their brains on a neurobiological level to optimize each student’s internal learning environment!  Learn more...

Brain Fitness Is Not A Game

Apr 30, 2010 by Terri Zezula

The conclusion of the BBC brain training study is baffling. Were the tasks adaptive, motivating, and practiced with intensity and frequency? Was there cross-training of skills?  Learn what brain training is and what it is not...

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grantwriting Tips

Apr 28, 2010 by Joseph Noble, Ph.D
Are you applying for Investing in Innovation (i3) funds and wondering what the difference is between"demonstrated success" and "evidence of effect"?  Dr. Joseph Noble clarifies in this brief video.

Announcing Our Spring Webinar Series--Register today!

Apr 27, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Register for any or all of our Spring brain fitness webinars.  Learn how to help struggling students succeed, get strategies for teaching phonics and fluency, and more!

Lifelong Learning and the Plastic Brain

Apr 23, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
The ability of the brain to change itself is termed brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. How do we translate this knowledge of neuroplasticity into success for all learners?

What is Number Sense and How Does it Relate to Math Skills?

Apr 20, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
People have an instinctive ability to nonverbally represent numbers, called “number sense,” and we use it in every day decision making such as choosing the shorter checkout line at the store.

The Technological Lives of Today’s Students

Apr 16, 2010 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.

Today, students’ lives are steeped with technology in all its shapes and sizes and forms. If we wish to understand our, we must not only understand that mindset, but embrace it.

Apply for the “Science of Success” Classroom Microgrant for Teachers!

Apr 13, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

How would you use brain research findings to create the best learning experiences for kids?  Enter your project idea for a chance to win $200 and a Flip Video camera or iPod nano®.

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