Food and the Brain

Feb 19, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

While practically every child above age seven may understand the phrase "you are what you eat," we rarely think about this phrase in terms of the brain. When it comes to what we eat, we need to talk about the brain as well, for what goes into the system affects everything from our cognitive functions to our emotions.

Building a Fit Brain: The Serious Work of Play

Feb 12, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

In the world of education, especially in the early grades, we have great debates about the skills that we wish to impart to students. What do kids need to learn to do early on so they can be successful as they move forward? When it comes down to it, one of the biggies is self-control.

Learn about Scientific Learning Reading Intervention Products at the 2010 ASCD Conference

Feb 9, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Are you a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Director, or District-level Administrator attending the 2010 ASCD conference in San Antonio? Visit us March 6 - 8 at Booth #213 to learn about our research-validated reading intervention programs.

Are "Smart" Kids Born Smart?

Feb 4, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

Did you ever know someone that others referred to as a “brain”? It is a term most commonly used in a school environment referring to a top student. Often the “brain” did not seem to have to work hard at school; he or she was viewed as naturally intelligent, knowledgeable in many subjects, liked by teachers and admired by fellow students. Did you ever wonder how that person got that way?

Educating Kids about Nutrition and the Brain

Feb 2, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

Whether you’re a parent or an educator, you know that getting kids to eat well is a challenge. Getting them to truly understand enough to care about what they eat can be even harder. But did you know that the subject of "health literacy" is an important element of the national education conversation? While the debate continues as to the extent of the role of education in teaching nutrition, there is little argument that we as educators truly do have a responsibility in helping our nation’s young people understand and take charge of their well-being.

Your Child's Amazing Brain

Jan 29, 2010 by Martha Burns, Ph.D

The time your child spends living with you is critical to the shape of his brain for the rest of his life. You actually have a great deal of control over your child’s “brain power” by building the brain’s super highway system and then paving the highways and byways that will allow your child to select among a variety of adult vocations and live a fulfilling life. 

Davenport, IA, Succeeds with State-Funded Preschool

Jan 26, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Three years ago, Iowa's Davenport School District created a state-funded preschool program for 4-year-olds.  Enrolled students spend 2 or more hours a day in the classroom.

2010 Visionary Conference - Save the Date

Jan 21, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Are you a private provider of Scientific Learning products in the U.S. or Canada?  Then mark your calendars for our upcoming Visionary Conference in San Diego Thursday - Saturday, March 18 - 20, 2010.  Be sure to let us know if you'd like to participate!

Brain Fitness Webinar: Disrupting Class

Jan 19, 2010 by Denise Ruvalcaba

Michael Horn spoke about disruptive innovation in the classroom at one of our live webinars in early October.  If you missed the live webinar, you can catch a replay via our brain fitness podcasts.

The 30 Million Word Gap in Language Experience Puts Kids At Risk

Jan 14, 2010 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.

The achievement gap begins for many students before they enter the Kindergarten classroom. Children aren´t born with a vocabulary, yet educators and reading researchers have long identified the differences in word knowledge and vocabulary as key indicators of student readiness. Here are a couple of key findings:

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