Monday, October 31, 2011

Welcome New UAE Colleagues and Friends!

Marcus Conyers and I are back in London as of last evening and on our way to Boston today after a most rewarding trip to the UAE! There we met wonderful teachers, administrators, leaders and new friends. Participants from all over the world attended our sessions in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In Abu Dhabi dignitaries including the minister of education also heard and enjoyed learning about cognitive neuroscience and BrainSMART methods during Marcus Conyers' inspiring keynote. While there, we often spoke of our excellent graduates and student scholars!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

From Cambridge University to Dubai

As usual we have found, read and integrated information from the Cambridge University Press and other bookstores in Cambridge, England. It's exciting to learn from publications found in the oldest operating bookstore in England to add insights about why BrainSMART works so well before heading to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Most importantly, we are excited about continuing our writing projects as we travel and sharing the great work our graduates and students are doing with others across the world!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BrainSMART Strategies In Action

Check out University instructor, Dave Krupke's, blog. After hearing Marcus Conyers' keynote at the International Reading Association Regional Meeting in Iowa, he wrote about the powerful impact of some BrainSMART strategies.

Monday, October 3, 2011

On Learning and Teaching Math

Recently at the NY Academy of Sciences conference in Aspen, Marcus and I met and had lunch with John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math. Interesting research on the approach suggests that youth have far more potential to succeed at and enjoy learning mathematics than is typically expected. Furthermore, the research indicates that differences in achievement can be reduced by applying principles from cognitive science in the classroom.