"Dehane's Book "Reading In The Brain" on how we learn to read and his theories of Dsylexia are fascinating. With regards to have your students get the most out of your Math class, this is a expansive topic, but one of the ways this can…"
Participating in Brain Awareness Week is important because kids who understand their brain are more likely to take care of it and GROW it. I learned in BrainSMART that our brains are exciting and changeable...the more we know, the more we can learn! Our Brain Awareness Week…See More
"Diane, this is a great piece:) I love the way you have amplified the importance of these 10 cognitive tools for young children for they are indeed life changers for children, youth, and in fact all of us! "
Having spent the last few days digging into Robert Sternberg's work in the fields of learning and intelligence, I thought it an important topic for blogging. His research and theories are timely for those interested in learning tools for making education more relevant in the 21st century. In particular, the idea that we can become smarter and able to function at higher levels across the lifespan is key today when we are in need of a diverse cadre of problem solvers across the globe.In some of…See More
We embraced the first sunrise of 2012 by exercising as we biked on the beach while enjoying a beautiful sunrise this morning! We are renewing our commitment to exercising, eating right, and embracing every opportunity to learn new knowledge and skills so that we can realize more of our potential and help others to do the same. Happy New Year 2012!See More
The first days of school found me in a panic. I had all these great ideas and strategies, but most of my students couldn’t focus long enough to listen, couldn’t follow directions, couldn’t understand when stop talking, or manage any of the basic learning skills I had come to expect in a new class. After going home deflated and exhausted several days in a row, I realized that there was no point in trying to teach content when the kids did not have the basic skills needed to learn. Something had…See More
December 24, 2011Today we awoke to a beautiful, crisp and sunny day on the gulf coast of Florida! It is hardly like the beginning of winter, though it looks like the puppies scampering on the sandy shores of sparkling quartz might just be playing in a blanket of bright, white snow that has fallen far away.However, we are wise to remember what others have noted. That is, in fact, around the world many celebrate Christmas during the grey, cold, and possibly gloomy season of the year. Indeed, we…See More