brain based learning

Natural Learning Principles – Critical for Education

Have you ever heard the word “research based” and wondered what exactly it means?  Today, research based tends to mean that someone used a particular strategy and demonstrated that students were able to recall more information and do better on … Continue reading

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brain based learning

The Three Elements of Great Teaching

The 12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles describe several processes that are all happening at the same time.  The body is active.  Senses are engaged.  Students are searching for meaning and trying to understand.  The way that they connect with others powerfully … Continue reading

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education news

What You Should Know About Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is the bane of some students’ existence as they go through school. Students start getting nervous in the weeks before, as their teachers are taking class time up with preparation worksheets and tips. Standardized tests have been in … Continue reading

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child development

Creating Self Reliant Preschoolers

As a parent, we want to encourage our kids to think for themselves and make smart, positive decisions. But, sometimes, we get stuck on wanting things to be done to our own expectations and a helping hand is offered before … Continue reading

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education news

5 Things You Should Know About The No Child Left Behind Act

The entire environment of the school system and the administrative structure has changed rapidly in the past few years. Teachers are now being held more accountable and students are required to test more frequently. Many of these changes also happened … Continue reading

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