SELF-STUDY: About the Brain (10 Hours)

“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about the human brain. This dual course consists of the following topics:

Cognitive Skills
Introduction to Autism

In the first […]

PACKAGE: Minnesota Relicensure Package #2 (30 Clock Hours)

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The Minnesota Relicensure Package #2 meets Minnesota relicensure requirements:

Minnesota Relicensure Package #2

# Hours

Cultural Competency Training: Cultural Competency and Responsive Teaching

5

English Language Learners: Language Acquisition

5

Mental Health: Recognition of Early-onset Mental […]

SELF-STUDY: Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges (5 clock hours)

“When a task is given in school, why does one student take thirty minutes to complete it and another only eight minutes?”
The U.S. Department of Education, and others indicate thatweak cognitive skills are the source of over 80% of learning problems.
In this course you’ll come to understand the answer: students approach […]

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

How can I use Progressive Drills to Improve Student Learning?

One of the ways to improve student learning is by progressive drills. Drill is the repetition of a single task. Research shows that repetitive drills build strong pathways and expand the surrounding area of the brain.
Practicing a skill reinforces the mental connections in the brain required to execute it as the brain stays engaged as […]

Learning by Repetition: Does it Work?

Learning by Repetition: Does it Work?

One way of developing a skill is to make it a stored routine in the students’ system. To make this happen, the most important first step is to bring the skill to a conscious level where the student is deliberately thinking about the activity (not necessarily the skill).
In other words, the student knows what skill […]

Strategies for Improving Memory

Strategies for Improving Memory

Memory is a complex function. Bits and pieces of a single memory are stored in different networks of neurons throughout the brain. The formation and recall of a memory is influenced by mood, surroundings, and the circumstances at the time a memory was formed or retrieved. A memory may be a little different each time […]

Improving Attention and Concentration in Students with a Distraction Strategy

Improving Attention and Concentration in Students with a Distraction Strategy

It is a known fact that an average human being cannot stay attentive for more than 30 minutes, or 45 minutes at the most. This beckons the need to develop strategies that could help in improving attention and concentration of students in your classroom. One such strategy is to use distractions.
Distractions aid in learning skills […]

What are Different Types of Attention?

What are Different Types of Attention?

There are different types of attention that contribute to academic and occupational success. They are as follows.

Sustained Attention – This attention type enables a student to stay on a task for a long period of time. The attention of the student in this case does not move away from the task.

Selective Attention – This attention […]

Understanding IQ Scores in the Classroom

Understanding IQ Scores in the Classroom

A primary issue about interpreting an IQ score is that errors commonly occur in the analysis of IQ tests. Intelligence tests measure a variety of mental skills, which are lumped together and called “intelligence.” The result is an IQ score. This number is supposed to be a measurement of […]

Understanding Achievement & IQ Testing in School

Sometimes we encourage administering achievement and intelligence tests to find out what’s going on with children who struggle in the classroom. To understand these tests, here’s a simple definition of what IQ and achievement tests show:
 
INTELLIGENCE (IQ) Tests measure cognitive mental skills and basic processing ability. 
ACHIEVEMENT Tests determine how well […]

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